This episode of Go West, Young Podcast is a wide-ranging conversation with Professor Mark Squillace, director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado law School. Squillace first weighs in on whether President Trump has the authority to erase or shrink a national monument, then he debunks all of the legal theories […]

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Our guest in this episode of Go West, Young Podcast is Ron Hunter, Patagonia’s Environmental Activism Manager. Read more about Patagonia’s 360-degree Bears Ears experience from Mashable and FastCo Create. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn Host & producer: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Monday, March 13th, 2017

A conversation with Luis Benitez, director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Links mentioned in the show: Headwaters Economics, Federal Lands in the West: Liability or Asset? The history of “This Land is Your Land“

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Friday, February 24th, 2017

An interview with pollsters Lori Weigel and Dave Metz about the 2017 Conservation in the West Poll from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project. Full poll results Poll highlights Host/Producer: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

This episode features an exit interview with outgoing Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor, on President Obama’s conservation legacy and the early days of the Trump administration. Feedback: Host: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Thursday, January 26th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we talk with Clayton Elliott, executive director of Montana Conservation Voters, and Jessica Goad, communications director at Conservation Colorado, about their priorities as state legislatures convene across the West. Learn more in CWP’s 2017 Western States Legislative Brief. We always welcome feedback about the show at […]

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

In this episode, we talk to hunter, TV host, and public lands activist Randy Newberg. Other links mentioned on the show: Fresh Tracks Hunt Talk Radio The 80-year history of efforts to protect Bears Ears More on Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments Host/producer: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Thursday, December 29th, 2016

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we talk to the Center for American Progress’s Matt Lee-Ashley and Jenny Rowland about President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet choices, including Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary. Read more of Jenny’s work on ThinkProgress. Producer/Host: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Friday, December 16th, 2016

In our third episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we talk to former U.S. Senator Mark Udall about his thousand-mile trek through the Four Corners region, and why he’s such a vocal supporter of national monument designations for Bears Ears and the Greater Grand Canyon. Links: Still time for President Obama to save Bears Ears, […]

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Listen to Episode 2 of Go West, Young Podcast to learn what a Trump administration may mean to your public lands.

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Today's Latest


Navajo Generating Station, Salt River Project New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is promising to “look at everything across the board” when it comes to coal on public lands. Zinke suggested to reporters on Friday that Interior could both jump-start coal leasing and increase royalties for taxpayers. The catch, of course, is that economic fundamentals are moving […]

March 6th, 2017

Clumsy at best, irresponsible at worst

The federal hiring freeze brings chaos at Montana’s national parks and forests, public lands supporters to rally today at noon in Helena, Montana, and more.

January 30th, 2017

A monumental legacy

New CWP story map walks through the years of conservation under Obama, listen to the former Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor talk about the challenges facing public lands, and more.

January 30th, 2017