Do you know where the Roadless areas are in YOUR backyard?
Come to this slideshow to find out! Wild Connections is sponsoring a "Roadless Roadshow" in 7 communities in early June. This free public presentation will discuss the ecological values of Roadless areas, give details and facts pertaining to the current management of these areas such as fire management flexibility, and provide trails and hiking information so you can go explore Roadless areas in your own backyard. Please attend one of these shows!
Salida - Monday, June 9 Bongo Billy's Coffee 300 West Sackett Ave. Salida, Colorado 81201
Westcliffe - Tuesday, June 10 Rancher's Roost Cliff Lanes 25 Main Street (west end of Main) Westcliffe, Colorado 81252Leadville - Wednesday, June 11 National Mining Hall of Fame 120 West Ninth St. Leadville, CO 80461
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Why is this timely and important?
|Jefferson Roadless Area 2008 vs 2001 Inventory|
The US Forest Service is working right now on developing a Colorado-specific rule. The draft Colorado Roadless Rule is slated to be published in just a few weeks. While we don't know the details of what this new Colorado rule will look like, we are certain that it will weaken current protections currently afforded to these undeveloped lands. Wild Connections, and the broader conservation community, have made it a priority to analyze the impacts of the proposed rule, and we will need your voice to help ensure that the human and ecological services that Colorado's Roadless lands provide are not compromised.