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Environment

Funding Available for Projects Addressing Forest Health, Wildfire Risk

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – August 26, 2019 – Wildfires are both natural and inevitable – including in wildland-urban interface settings where millions of Coloradans live. These fires can be particularly destructive in areas where forests are unhealthy, unmanaged and unnaturally dense. For those interested in taking action, but who have lacked the means, funding is now available to help...

Lessons Learned From Two Forks Applied to Expansion of Gross Reservoir

By Jeff Martin, PE, Project Manager, Denver Water Engineering Division COLLABORATIVE APPROACH WILL BENEFIT WATERSHEDS ON WESTERN AND EASTERN SLOPES Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir Expansion Project will raise the dam 131 feet; nearly tripling the capacity of a reservoir that plays a vital role in its ability to reliably provide water to 1.4 million people in Denver and many of its suburbs. Provided the remaining federal approvals...

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Coloradans Always Live with Wildfire Threat

With more than half of the state’s population now living in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire, public and private organizations across the state are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Saturday and Wildfire Awareness month to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires. ### According to the...

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Colorado Association of REALTORS® Encourage Colorado Residents to Sign Up for Local Emergency Notifications

If there was an emergency in your community, how would you learn about it? Social media? The news? Word of mouth? That could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. What if you could learn about it within a matter of seconds?   Email and phone emergency alerts are nothing new, but less than 20 percent of community members...

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May 4th Marks 6th Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

DENVER – With more than half of the state’s population now living in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire, public and private organizations across the state are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (May 4) to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires.   According to the Colorado...

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2019 LANDU Education Week

Join us in Denver, CO, for the 2019 LANDU Education Week!   LANDU is excited to be bringing back this education week from June 2nd-10th at the University of Denver. This gives attendees an opportunity to complete all six courses towards the elite ALC Designation in one place. Plus, since these courses are in-classroom this is the perfect opportunity to network with land...

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Well-Intentioned Initiative 300 Will backfire on Denver’s Homeless — and on the Rest of Us

Denver voters are being asked to consider Initiative 300 — the “right to survive” — on the May ballot. 300 represents unprecedented and broad sweeping policy changes that will tangibly restrict our ability to deliver critical resources to homeless people and would have an immense impact on Denver and our state.   A new study, “Impacts on the Homeless and Society by...

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WOTUS Comment Period Open Through April 15, 2019

On December 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army proposed a new definition of the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS). This proposal is now available for public comment.   The REALTORS® Land Institute and National Association of REALTORS® have been strong supporters of the review of the original WOTUS rule, as laid out by President Trump’s Executive...

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Wildfire Preparedness: National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy Discussion

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is proud to support the ongoing efforts and discussions taking place around Wildfire education, mitigation, safety and recovery for the residents throughout our state. As a part of our long-term commitment to work with local, state and federal agencies and organizations on these important issues, including our own Colorado Project Wildfire initiatives, we are proud to...

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Interview on Initiative 300 with Elizabeth Peetz, VP of Government Affairs

Elizabeth Peetz shares information on Initiative 300 in a radio interview with Ross Kaminsky from 630 KHOW.   Kaminsky begins by asking Peetz what will happen if Initiative 300 passes.   "Initiative 300 would provide any and all accessible public outdoor space under the jurisdiction of the city and county of Denver, whether that's owned or leased, to be made available for people to...