Examining bear-clawed tree in Thirtynine Mile Mountain Photo John Stansfield
Thirtynine Mile Mountain Juneteenth Hike.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
9:00 AM. to 3:30 PM(trailhead to trailhead times)
Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition and Wild Connections invite all interested people to take a walk in the woods on Juneteenth at Thirtynine Mile Mountain, a part of our Pike National Forest, This land is proposed for future Wilderness Area designation. The moderately strenuous six-mile hike will explore valleys and ridges of the seldom-visited mountain which forms the southeast end of South Park, south of Fairplay. We will travel on and off trails and gain up to 1,000 feet in elevation.
Registration is required and because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will be practicing safe health precautions. Go to Events for all the details and registration info.
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Colorado's Cutthroat Trout:
Exploring the Heritage of Our State Fish
Webinar presented by Doug Krieger
Doug Krieger takes you sleuthing into the genetic science behind the "discovery" of the original distribution (endemic range) of the State's cutthroat trout subspecies with emphasis on the greenback. Doug retired from Colorado Parks and Wildlife after a long career that included managing the aquatic resources within the Arkansas River Basin and serving as Chief of Fisheries. It is a great story of ancient origins, split-ups and moving from one river system to another and even getting back home again.
Find out how Colorado and the Wild Connections region can work toward the ambitious goal of protecting 30% of our lands and waters by 2030
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Below - watch the 4 minute introduction for the Road to 30X30
Protecting 30% of our lands and water by 2030
This ambitious goal is embraced by citizens, organizations, including Wild Connections, and governments in the United States and Colorado. The Center for Western Priorities will be featuring Colorado in it's May Road to 30x30virtual tour. Watch for the link here.
In the meantime view the long version kick-off video Road to 30x30 Virtual Tour (A 4 minute intro is at the left.) Join Senator Tom Udall and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala, along with Lena Moffit of the Sierra Club and host Jennifer of the Center for Western Priorities to learn about the bold, future-looking proposal to protect 30 percent of America’s lands and water by 2030.
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.