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Jumbo Wild A Patagonia and Sweetgrass Productions film Sponsored by Conservation Colorado 7 P.M. Thursday, February 11 The Ute and Yeti 21 N. Nevada Ave (Map), Colorado Springs Watch an inspiring ski film about a group of activists working to protect one of the wildest places in the Rocky Mountains which also happens to be a crucial wildlife corridor.Conservation Colorado is showing Jumbo Wild, which chronicles a conservation campaign to protect the heart of the Canadian Rockies with plenty of epic backcountry skiing and snowboarding shots. Afterward, we’ll update you on a similar effort to protect the Arkansas River Canyonlands between Canon City and Salida. Check out the film’s trailer here!
Citizen inventory work pays off BLM revises four Lands with Wilderness Characteristics (LWC)
The Royal Gorge Field Office of BLM posted four LWC reports on their webpage in response to Wild Connections’ submission of new information. Badger Creek North, Waugh Mountain were expanded in size and Sand Gulch/Falls Gluch was added to BLM's inventory.
Sunset City Gulch Day Hike Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Trailhead to trailhead hiking time)
Sunset City Gulch is an easily-accessed, but little visited valley system in the Grape Creek Wilderness Study Area, southwest of Canon City. We will explore this scenic area of pinon-juniper forest, hiking a six-mile loop with a maximum elevation gain of 800 feet.
This lower elevation trek is rated moderate and is on and off trail. The area is usually hikeable in winter with minimal snow. Along the way, we will learn about the future of BLM wild lands and how citizens can get involved in the current BLM Resource Management Planning process.
Maximum 15 participants. For more information and to register, contact John Stansfield, 303-660-5849 or e-mail email@example.com by 5:00 pm, Friday, February 19.
Wildlands Conservation Coordinator John Sztukowski is featured on BLM Wild's Spotlight.