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Restoring natural features
Heavy use by people with their jeeps, ATVs, horses and even feet take a toll on the natural environs. Wild Connections is working with the Denver Group of the Colorado Mountain Club, the Forest Service and other partners to revegetate and reclaim natural conditions in the Guanella Pass corridor and on the southern Rampart Range. Join us in this effort by registering for work days or making a contribution.
A sunny day in September, the green valley and gorgeous scenry, and the challenge of ruts and multiple illegal tracks inspired 26 volunteers from Wild Connections and Colorado Mountain Club to complete their tasks. Go here to read the whole story and see some photos.
The larger Guanella Pass corridor, with Burning Bear and Square Top roadless areas, Geneva Basin and Mt. Evans Wilderness are important cores and connections for wildlife. There is lynx habitat and Colorado's only current known wolverine was sighted on Mt. Bierstadt.
Wolverine M56 photographed in February 2013 on Mt. Bierstadt by Cameron Miller.
The Pike-San Isabel National Forest has many Congresionally designated Wildernesses, and there are many other areas that should be given this highest form of protection. Right now the one to watch is Browns Canyon National Monument - Sen. Mark Udall will introduce legislation which includes Wilderness for half of it.
The BLM mapping team checked Railroad Gulch. Photo BLM team.
Sportsmen for Browns Canyon Coalition A coalition of Colorado Trout Unlimited, Back Country Anglers, National Wildlife Federation, Bull Moose Sportsmen, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Trout Unlimited, and Colorado Wildlife Federation are working together to promote protection for Browns Canyon. The Pagosa Springs Daily Post article tells why. The Sportsmen have published a flyer with 5 good reasons to join the campaign. Find them on FaceBook.