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Celebrating 40 Years of Public Lands Protection
Reinecker Ridge - one of the BLM lands governed by FLPMA regulations. Photo John Sztukowski, WC inventories
This month is the 40th anniversary of the Federal Public Lands and Management Act commonly known as FLPMA. John Sztukowski, Wild Connections Wildlands Conservation Director contributed to this Public News Service podcast.
Pew Charitable Trusts are resposible for major funding and technical support for organizations across the west, including Wild Connections, who are working to protect important BLM lands that are managed under FLPMA and other regulations.
Selkirk Restoration Project
A great crew of volunteers and Forest Service staff completed four days of work in Selkirk Gulch. More...
Royal Gorge BLM Resource Management Planning moves along
BLM's October newsletter From Peaks to Plains reports on their progress in formulating what will eventually become the Resource Management Plan for eastern Colorado. One of their next steps is a series of meetings in November with cooperating agencies and local governments who will get a first look at severral preliminary draft alternatives. It is anticipated that BLM will release these draft altneratives to the gneral public early in 2017.
Browns Canyon National Monument Listening Session Remaining session: Salida & Canon City Oct 29; Buena Vista Nov 15
These well-facilitated session allow for lots of participation, sharing views with others in your small group, drawing on maps. BLM, USFS and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are really listening to us!
If you cannot attend in person, go to the Browns Canyon planning web site, click on Particpate, and do the online workshop. The input is anonymous, with only your zip code and a colored symbol of your choosing. There is an inter-active map that you can draw on and the questions are the same as the in-person sessions. You can also explore what other people are saying.
Fall Wildlands Events
Race Path Gulch A BLM Wildlands Hike in the Arkansas Canyon near Texas Creek Saturday, November 5 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM(trailhead to trailhead time) This trip begins at US Hwy 50 near Texas Creek and quickly becomes rustic in a winding valley. The path soon climbs steadily out of Race Path Gulch until we summit on a gentle ridge topped with small, walkable domes and expansive views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains ... more
2016 Colorado Wilderness Gathering: Looking to a Wild Future through Education and Advocacy Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13, 2016 $40 per person Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E. Main Street, Buena Vista http://www.buenavistaco.gov/2162/Community-Center Continuing a long tradition of Colorado wilderness gatherings, attendees will learn about Colorado wildlands issues, brainstorm advocacy and grassroots strategies, and celebrate past successes while planning for future conservation efforts through speakers, presentations, panels, breakout sessions, and place-based hikes. All friends and advocates for wilderness are invited.