Wilderness Workshop


Three bills in front of Congress would transfer control of energy development on public lands from Feds to states, and allow states to collect royalties. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Wilderness Workshop’s Justin Patrick to find out why he calls the bills ham-fisted and sneaky.

She's a creative dynamo with a new project, Nature in Translation, commissioned by The Wilderness Workshop. KDNK's Luke Nestler found out all about it.

Express Yourself

Sep 15, 2017

KDNK's Jill Rubin with Andrea Stewart of the Carbondale Chamber who helped organize next week's Carbondale Business Conference  and Luis Benitez of Colorado Creative Industries who will present at the Conference. And Luke sits down with Alya Howe, creator of Nature in Translation, a piece commissioned by The Wilderness Workshop. 

Wilderness Workshop


Here’s your community calendar for Friday, September 15, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. For today's events, like Nature in Translation, a dance and art collaboration presented by Wilderness Workshop, follow the headline.

AH Marsh Photo

A crowd gathered in Glenwood Springs yesterday to rally on behalf of national forests and public lands. It was one of several events across the country, organized by the National Wildlife Federation and Wilderness Workshop. Local speakers ranged from an outdoor marketing firm, to the hunting and fishing community, and a local rancher. The crowd was encouraged to make their voices heard next to "Cardboard" Cory Gardner, a stand-in for the real senator who was invited but did not attend the rally. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has the first story.

The second story features KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh and National Wildlife Federation's David Ellenberger, talking about the rally and public lands protection.

Click here for full audio of each of the six official speakers.


Wilderness Workshop hosts a rally from 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesday, August 30, at Centennial Park in Glenwood Springs to protect public lands. The rally features speakers from the National Wildlife Federation, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Backbone Media and local rancher Bill Fales. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Sloan Shoemaker, director of Wilderness Workshop, to talk about how some of the Trump Administration’s policies could impact local public lands.

AH Marsh photo


Last year, the Carbondale-to-Crested Butte Trail was placed on a list of 16 priority trails as part of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Colorado the Beautiful Initiative. Part of that trail would go up the Crystal River valley to the top of McClure Pass. Wilderness Workshop hired biologist Rick Thompson to study the impacts of possible Crystal Valley trail routes on local wildlife. Thompson presented the results of his study this week at two meetings, one of which was at Carbondale’s Third Street Center Tuesday night. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. You can find Thompson's study and a video of the presentation by clicking here.

Bob Wick, BLM

 

In late April, President Trump made an executive order to withdraw designation from over two dozen national monuments, including Canyons of the Ancients in Southwestern Colorado. This action is currently being reviewed by the Department of the Interior and the opportunity for the public to submit comment closes Monday, July 10. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh and Wilderness Workshop's Will Roush explain.

​To submit a comment, click here.

David Hannigan, CPW


Pitkin County wants to build part of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail up through the Crystal River Valley. It’s still in the design stages but Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop hopes to get ahead of the curve with an independent study of the impacts of a trail on wildlife. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Wilderness Workshop’s Will Roush talk about the significance of the study results which will be released Monday.  Rick Thompson is the biologist behind the study and presents his findings to the public Monday June 10 at the Church at Redstone at 5:30, and Tuesday at 5:30 at the Third Street Center in Carbondale.

April Crow

Wilderness Workshop hosted Wildfest this past weekend at Hunter S. Thompson's Owl Farm. Raleigh Burleigh caught the pulse. A big thanks to Colorfulcrow Photography for the slideshow. April Crow will be displaying photos at KDNK's open house this Friday, July 7, from 3 to to 7pm.

Express Yourself

Jun 30, 2017

Alya Howe, curator of Writ Large, with two of the storytellers involved in the current iteration at True Nature on Saturday night, Genevieve Villamizar and Patrick Curry. Then Sloan Shoemaker and Justin Patrick of Wilderness Workshop about this weekend's Wildfest. The local Americana band Callin' Old Souls, comprising William Steindler, Kenna Crampton and Cody Lee, play two original tunes, Uncle Ray and The Devil and the Mare. Callin' Old Souls play the Nugget on July 5.

Protestors at the SG Interests' proposed natural gas well pad site on Thompson Divide. AH Marsh photo

Last fall, the Bureau of Land Management canceled 25 natural gas leases in the Thompson Divide. In February, SG Interests, which held 18 of those leases, filed suit to challenge that decision. The judge has not made a ruling on SG's complaint. But, now, conservation group Wilderness Workshop and Pitkin County have filed a separate suit. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why this suit and why now.

Phylloxera

On today's local newscast, Bente Birkeland airs the people's priorities at the State Capitol, collected from around the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Network. Then Amy Hadden Marsh interviews Peter Hart from Wilderness Workshop about their plan to appeal a new Black Hills Energy compressor station near Carbondale. Plus, earthquakes continue in Garfield County. And Chad Reich from KBUT reports an aphid called called phylloxera has been detected in several Western Slope vineyards. 

Gavin Dahl

On today's newscast, hear from retiring Carbondale Parks & Recreation Director Jeff Jackel and his successor Eric Brendlinger. Then, Will Roush from Wilderness Workshop explains a new bill introduced in the US Senate that would gut the Antiquities Act. Plus, Bente Birkeland reports from the Capitol on the first day of the state legislature. KDNK's local newscast airs weekdays at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.  

AH Marsh photo

Host Bill Kight goes in depth with Will Roush of Wilderness Workshop about the 25 canceled natural gas leases on the Thompson Divide.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

AHS Students Talk Wilderness Workshop

Oct 12, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

Amy Hadden Marsh

On Thursday night, September 22nd, Colorado Wild Public Lands hosted a candidate forum featuring a dozen candidates seeking to represent the area on county commissions, in the state legislature and in Congress. Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Conservancy co-presented and KDNK setup and ran the audio. Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Post Independent, moderated. Over 150 people attended.