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Sammy Herdman

Sammy Herdman

Sammy Herdman lives in Denver and takes full advantage of everything the outdoor industry has to offer. As a campaign associate for Environment Colorado, Herdman works to protect Colorado's resources for future generations.

COMMENTARY

Amid unprecedented deforestation, Colorado leads the way on protections

By: - December 6, 2022

Last spring, Gov. Jared Polis established Colorado as the nation’s leader in global forest protections by signing an executive order to little note or fanfare. While this order understandably passed under most Coloradans’ radar, with the governor’s signature, Colorado overtook New York and California, which have been striving to pass bills that would protect global […]

COMMENTARY

Thompson Divide protections are just as significant as Camp Hale designation

By: - October 31, 2022

On Oct. 12, Coloradans were given a reason to celebrate: President Joe Biden designated the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument in Colorado. That same morning, before Air Force One touched down in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the Department of the Interior received a proposal for a 20-year administrative mineral withdrawal for the Thompson Divide area. If […]

COMMENTARY

Make Camp Hale a national monument

By: - September 26, 2022

The Camp Hale-Continental Divide is the proposed site of a national monument encompassing the historic site of Camp Hale and the area surrounding Colorado’s Continental Divide. As a former military base, the Army’s 10th Mountain Division trained at Camp Hale during World War II. After training at 9,200 feet, the soldiers of the 10th Division […]