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Motorized use on 500 miles of Pike-San Isabel
Challenged and now settled
Four years ago Quiet Use Coalition, Rocky Mountain Wild, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, The Wilderness Society and Wild Earth Guardians "filed a lawsuit challenging the Pike-San Isabel's permitting motorized vehcile use on over 500 miles of mtorized roads and trails without first consulting the public or examining the potential environmental effects. Some of the routes are in areas zoned for not-motorized use only; others were located in important big-game winter range and imperilled species' habitat." (Earth Jusice, press release)
The U. S. District Court announced the settlement on November 20th. The Forest Serice is noe required to review all motorized use on the foreat and develop a plan that defines the type and location of motorized use across the Pike-San Isabel with in five years.
This is a win for both wildlife and the public and will help protect the forest for the future. Earth Justic represented the conservation groups in this law suit - read more details in their press release.
Farnum Peak Restoration - see what happened on the work day
Thanks to the volunteers from Wild Connections, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Coalition for the Upper South Platte, Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative, and to the Forest Service crew who helped to close an illegal motorized trail in the Farnum roadless area the first weekend in August.
Both ends of the illegal track were closed with large dirt berms, post and cable; the track behind the closure was mechanically ripped, seeded and covered with logs and brush.
Read the latest issue of Landscapes. Wild Connections concludes our celebration of twenty years of conservation work by sharing highlights of 2015 programs and anticipations for 2016. Read about…
BLM Wildlands Year in Review
Healing the Habitat in Farnum Peak and Badger Flats
From Mapping to a New Career
Boots on the Ground
Not So Virginal: Pike-San Isabel National Forests Plan Gets First Revision Since 1984
Our New National Monument, Brown’s Canyon, Celebrated by All
BLM Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan: A Look Ahead
Four Actions for 2016
EcoFlight Over the Arkansas Canyonlands
Many guests joined Wild Connections, Conservation Colorado and EcoFlight in September trips over the Arkansa Canyonlands. Fall colors were at their height along the northern Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, on Table Mountain and Brown's Canyon National Monument. One trip made a swing into South Park, as well.
The campaign to protect Lands with Wilderness Characteristics on BLM lands continues while BLM Is assessing citizen comments and creating draft management plans for the Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan. We anticipate their drafts will be available for public comment in the summer of 2016.
Many thanks to EcoFlight and pilot Gary for these high-flying views of the Arkansas Canyonlands areas.
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