The Denver Post just reported that the Forest Service approved a controversial land swap with Texas developer Red McCombs that would provide access to his proposed 1,700 unit “Village at Wolf Creek” development. The swap connects his parcel to HWY 160, eliminating the need to build a road through the National Forest and greatly increasing usable land.

Below are links to the Denver Post and Pagosa Sun article. Also below is a playlist of videos I recorded of Ryan Bidwell of Colorado Wild who spoke in opposition of the land swap in October 2009. The Village at Wolf Creek representative refused to allow me record him.

From the Denver Post:  Feds OK land swap to access proposed 1,711 unit Village at Wolf Creek
From the Pagosa Sun:  Village at Wolf Creek: Land exchange receives tentative approval
From Rocky Mountain Wild:   Opponents of Wolf Creek Village Slam Forest Service Approval 
From the Durango Herald:  Feds Pave Way for Village at Wolf Creek
From the Forest Service:  Draft Record of Decision Village at Wolf Creek Access Project Final Environmental Impact Statement
From Colorado Public Radio:  To Build — Or Not To Build — At Wolf Creek

The current view of the proposed site

After build-out:

Land Exchange Proposal:


Current Land Ownership

Proposed Build-out Ownership:

Background & Feasibility Analysis Village at Wolf Creek Land Exchange Proposal
Village at Wolf Creek Website
Colorado Wild Website
No Village at Wolf Creek Website
Friends of Wolf Creek


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