Environment News

T​he environment desk at Aspen Public Radio covers issues​ in the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout the state of Colorado​ including ​water use and quality, impact of recreation, population growth and oil and gas development. APR’s ​E​nvironment ​R​eporter ​is ​Elizabeth Stewart-Severy​.​

Courtesy of White River National Forest

Campers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness will need to store all food and garbage in bear-resistant containers for the next five years.

Courtesy of City of Aspen

  Black bears looking for food have caused restrictions at Independence Pass campgrounds, and the U.S. Forest Service has no timeline to reopen those sites to tents.