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Was the OHV heading for one of those illegal tracks into the Farnum Roadless Area? Photo Jean Smith
Make a Difference – Give Back – Have fun! Volunteer to Protect the Farnum Roadless Area Packer Gulch Restoration Project Wednesday August 2, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM >> Register now<<
Volunteers will work with Forest Service staff to continue Wild Connections’ work to protect the Farnum Roadless Area in South Park. We will close and reseed illegal motorized routes that are invading the Farnum Roadless Area from Packer Gulch south of the Tarryall Reservoir, negatively affecting area wildlife and native vegetation. See Events for all the details and registration information.
Is this closure effective?
Restoration Project Monitoring Hikes Selkirk Gulch and Farnum Peak were done in July Green Mountain - Saturday, August 19 A series of hikes to some of our favorite places
What did volunteers accomplish with digging, raking, cementing, dragging and giving back to these wild areas? Are the closures secure? Are the critters moving through? Are hikers enjoying the solitude and sounds of just the wind and water? Wild Connections will guide these combination hiking and monitoring trips. See Events for all the details and registration information.
Sec. Zinke... No changes to Canyons of the Ancients NM
July 21, 2017 "Today I’m announcing that Canyon of the Ancients National Monument review process has concluded and I am recommending no changes be made to the monument,” said Secretary Zinke. “Canyons of the Ancients is gorgeous land, but its monument status as the most high-density Native American archaeological sites in the Nation is clear. The history at this site spans thousands of years, and the federal protection of these objects and history will help us preserve this site for a thousand more years.”
Decisions are pending for the other Monuments under review. About 1.5 million comments were received by the Dept of Interior, and an analysis showed that about 98% were favorable to protecting these special lands.
Eleven Marine Monuments are under-going a second analysis by the Dept. of Commerce. (See High Country News ) The review includes, "The opportunity costs associated with potential energy and mineral exploration and production from the Outer Continental Shelf, in addition to any impacts on production in the adjacent region."
These Marine Monuments include the Channel Isalnds, Cordell Bank, Greater Farallones and Monteray Bay Sanctuaries in California; aras in the Marianas, American Samoa, and Hawaii in the Pacific; Northeast Canyons and Seamounts in the Atalntic and even Thundeer Bay in Michigan!
Together they protect millions of acres of the best ocean biodiverstiy and rare species. You can comment on this review until July 26th at the federal government comment page Only 35,000+ comments have been sent - please add your voice now.
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