Van Schoales Joins Keystone Policy Center as Senior Policy Director Van Schoales, the former president of A+ Colorado and a founding partner of Education Civil Rights Now, has joined the Keystone Policy Center as a senior policy director. Schoales will support and advise Keystone’s Center for Education Policy (CFEP) clients and [...]
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Next 100 Colorado Accepting Applications for Mentorship Program Are you a person of color interested in growing your network and thinking differently about professional development in Colorado’s natural resources management, conservation, or outdoor recreation fields? Apply to participate in the Next 100 Colorado Mentorship Program — a program aimed at uplifting [...]
NGOs Outline Principles for Governance of Gene Edited Products for Agriculture and the Environment Representatives of conservation and consumer non-governmental organizations unveiled six principles for responsible governance of gene editing in agriculture and the environment in an article published today by Nature Biotechnology. The authors noted that gene editing [...]
Governor Signs Law Creating Outdoor Equity Program Governor Jared Polis signed into law June 21 legislation that creates the Outdoor Equity Grant Program, which will increase access and opportunity for underserved youth and their families to experience Colorado's open spaces, state parks, public lands, and other outdoor areas. “Today really brings [...]
Recommendations Detailed in Keystone, PEBC ESRII Report Signed Into Law Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law SB21-185, Supporting Educator Workforce In Colorado, June 16 at a signing ceremony at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood. The bill dedicates more than $13 million for educator programs, many of which [...]
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Keystone Policy Center Launch RISE Education Initiative Millie Hamner and Ernest House, Jr. tour the Higher Education Lab for the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe hosted a community launch of a Tribal education initiative May 25-26 that will develop an academic [...]
Keystone Talks to CBS4 About Wolf Reintroduction Public Engagement CBS4 recently produced a story about wolves in Colorado, highlighting both the recent wolf sightings in the state as well as the public engagement effort that will be implemented as the state develops a plan for wolf reintroduction. Julie Shapiro, the director of [...]
Decarbonization Dialogue Subgroup Submits Carbon Bank Recommendations to Department of Agriculture Creating a carbon bank administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture could provide financial incentive for farmers, ranchers, and foresters to reduce atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping gases and potentially spur additional environmental benefits, according to recommendations submitted by the Carbon [...]
“All hands on deck” in Face of Eastern Monarch Declines In a recent report from the World Wildlife Fund Mexico, scientists noted a 26% decrease in monarch butterfly overwintering population numbers in southern overwintering sites. It is estimated that 6 hectares of hibernating monarchs are required to maintain a sustainable eastern monarch population. [...]
Bipartisan, Multi-Sector Stakeholders Develop Recommendations for Decarbonization The climate crisis presents significant risk for our livelihood and the economy as a whole. We need only look to the February 2021 winter storm in Texas, 2020 California wildfires, or the 2019 Mississippi floods to demonstrate the acuteness of climate risks for both [...]