the Eastern Colorado Draft Resource Management Plan
You told BLM that places like Table Mountain in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon need protection (Photo Wild Connections)
Patronize these busnesses - they value widlands: Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs ~ Basin + Bend Hunting & Fly Shop ~ Bext360 ~ Colorado Headwaters ~ Fourpoints Bar ~ Glenn Randall Writing & Photography ~ High Desert Life Outdoors ~ Hunt to Eat ~ Icebox Knitting LLC ~ Icelantic Skis ~ ID Sculpture ~ Jaure & Associates ~ La Storia LLC ~ Merithew Law PLLC ~ Mojave Creative Lab ~ Mountainsmith ~ Ned & Co ~ New Belgium Brewing ~ Quietkat ~ Ravenswood Outdoors ~ Relish Studio ~ RockyMounts ~ RRC Associates ~ Suffer Better ~ Timberline Events LLC ~ Top 6 Business Coach
Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance said:
"As business owners and community leaders, we know the value of conserving our watersheds, wildlife habitats, and scenic vistas, while preserving opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, climbing, rafting, hunting, and other forms of recreation. We see the economic benefits in our nearby communities - visitors spending time and dollars at outfitters, restaurants, gas stations, hotels, and local shops. Protecting these natural assets where we work and play ensures a long-term, sustainable customer base for our state and local economies, and will help Colorado remain a place where people want to live and where businesses can continue to thrive. With that, the undersigned businesses encourage the BLM to reconsider its preferred alternative and strongly urge the adoption of Alternative B."
Click here for the full letter signed by the 26 businesses listed to the left .
Next up - travel management in the Pike-San Isabel National Forest
The Pike-San Isabel National Forest has just released a long awaited DraftTravel Management Plan, complete with Motorized Use Maps for 4 alternatives. Public meetings - Salida on Oct. 8, Pueblo Oct. 9, Denver, Oct. 10 and Colorado Springs, Oct. 11- are your chance to quiz the USFS staff and make comments. The comment period is open until November 4.
Wild Connections will be revewing the alternatives in detail. Analysis and recommendations for your use will be available here and through social media. Send an email to Jean Smith (email@example.com) if you want to get our emails on the travel plan.
The Pike-San Isabel covers a lot of land in Central Colorado, all affected by this travel management planning.
Roads, motorized and non-motorized trails, decomissioning of unneeded or illegal routes - all included in the planning (Photo Gary Sims)
Click to download the USFS press release with meeting details and brief descriptions of the alternatives.
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species,
and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds