WhiteRiverWild.org » Support new wilderness in the Central Mountains of Colorado

Jun 15, 2012 News

from WhiteRiverWild.org

 

Senator Udall and Representative Polis are both working to protect special public lands in Central Colorado with a Wilderness designation. Rep. Polis has introduced a bill and Sen. Udall is considering a bill.

 

The most important thing you can do to ensure these lands get the protection they deserve is to submit a comment on Sen. Udall’s website or write a letter to the editor.

 

What is Sen. Udall’s Central Mountains Outdoor Heritage Proposal?

 

U.S. Senator Mark Udall is proposing to protect nearly 240,000 acres in the Central Rockies of Colorado with wilderness and similar designations. These lands are some of Colorado’s most precious, ecologically important public lands.

 

Sen. Udall’s Central Mountains Outdoor Heritage Proposal, which he is discussing with mountain communities, is a bold vision that will add to our nation’s wilderness legacy and support Colorado’s recreation- and agriculture-based economies.

 

Sen. Udall’s wilderness proposal by the numbers:

 

  • 235,773 acres
  • 12 new stand alone areas and 17 additions to existing Wilderness Areas
  • Includes national forest and adjacent BLM lands
  • Spans three counties – Pitkin, Eagle and Summit.