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Wild Connections selected for the fall 2017 IndyGive! campaign Yes - we are a big idea
It's all about you and your support of a wildlands network of special places that protect water, wildlife habitat, quiet recreation and many other values that we cherish for now and the future. More to come...
Gray Back Peak in Beaver Creek Proposed Wilderness Saturday, July 8 HALF-DAY HIKE 7:45 AM to Noon PM
Hidden behind Cheyenne Mountain and towering over a wooded valley lies a long ridge topped by Gray Back Peak. Moderate half-day, in-and-out trail hike covers four miles which steadily gains 650 feet in elevation. See Events for all the details and registration information.
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A Bioblitz at Blodgett Peak Open Space - it was a fun citizen science event - (click on the images to enlarge)
June E News
Download the June E-News here. Brief notes on June events, Monuments at risk, BLM management planning and summer restoration work.
National Monuments and Marine Sanctuaries Still at Risk
Reports say 88% supported Bears Ears! Now let's work on the other great places More coming on Zinke's recommendation to reduce Bears Ear
Canyon of the Ancients in southwest Colorado. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=640628
Canyons of the Ancients and other monuments still need your support Contact the Dept of Interior by July 10th
The Department of the Interior issued a list of 22 Monuments under review, along with five Marine National Monuments. The review includes Canyons of the Ancients in Colorado, Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, Upper Missouri River Breaks in Montana, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grade del Norte in New Mexico and numerous others. See the whole list here. We must make it clear that there’s overwhelming support for Canyons of the Ancients and other monuments that we treasure and visit. The Interior Department (DOI) comment process is movign rapidly:
Time is short: Comments on all other Monuments will be accepted for 60 days until July 10th. Bears Ears comments are closed.
The Interior Dept. will only count comments based on mentions BY NAME. It’s critical to state the name of the Monuments you’re commenting on.
Also, the conservation community has created Monumentsforall.org to register your comments. They will be collected under your name, and will enable us to track numbers and messages. Please add your personal comments to the form letter.
Wild Connections 2168 Pheasant Place, Colorado Springs CO 80909 firstname.lastname@example.org