Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act
Going to the House floor for a vote on Friday Feb 26
We are coming down to the wire in the House at last.
PLEASE RESPOND TO OUR CONGRESSPEOPLE
Rep. DeGette's Colorado Wilderness Act was co-sponsored by all of the other Colorado Democratic Representatives (Rep. Neguse, Rep. Crow, and Rep. Perlmutter). Now let the CO Rep in your district know that the PAW+ bill has Coloradans support and that they should vote to pass this public lands bill that will protect public lands and waters, promote outdoor recreation, and protect communities from the impacts of climate change in Colorado and the western US.
John Stansfield, CCWC Director and Wild Connections Vice-President
The PAW+ bill would designate 1.49 million acres of wilderness and protect more than 1,000 river miles in the National Wild and Scenic River System!
It includes wilderness across Colorado and is right in line with President Biden’s recent 30x30 pledge to protect 30% of America’s lands and waters by 2030.
For Wild Connections region, this bill proposes to protect six distinct areas for their wild values, including Beaver Creek, Grape Creek, McIntyre Hills, Table Mountain, Badger Creek, and the Browns Canyon National Monument.
This is a great step in our fight to preserve Colorado’s wilderness for generations to come, particularly as more than 2/3 of Coloradans are concerned about the future of our state's public lands.
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species, and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds. They are the ancestral lands of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho and other indigenous peoples.