Wild Connections will be there to chat with you about 2019 projects and plans for 2020.
Enjoy free refreshments, beer, wine and nonalcoholic drinks.
Tenderfoot Bluegrass will be playing.
Prizes and lots of excitement about local nonprofit groups.
Please join us.
Platte River Trail Hike
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Trailhead to Trailhead Time)
This moderate 6-mile hike will explore the Platte River canyon north of Lake George. We will hike from a trailhead near Lake George to the upper end of Wildcat Canyon, an area impacted by the Hayman Fire and severely threatened by illegal motorized activity.
We will discuss why the Platte River canyon is so important for wildlife and learn about travel management in the Pike San Isabel National Forest and how you can help to protect areas like this. Bring lunch, water, raingear, and footwear and clothing suitable for the weather conditions.
This trip is sponsored by Pikes Peak Group Sierra Club, Wild Connections, and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. Maximum 15 participants. A carpool will meet in Colorado Springs. For more trip and carpool information and to register, contact Jim Lockhart 719-385-0045 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM, Friday, November 15.
This hike is posted on multiple forums, however space is limited. To officially register, you must contact the hike leader, Jim Lockhart, by phone or e-mail.
Lost Creek Wilderness from Platte Canyon. Photo John Stansfield.
Explore future management for Browns Canyon National Monument
Public meetings in November
Meetings have been rescheduled until Nov 18, 19, and 20 due to weather
Hiking in the side canyons Photo Friends of Browns Canyon
Browns Canyon National Monument was designated in 2015. The Draft Management Plan is aviailable for public review now. The public comment period closes 1/2/2020.
There will be three formal public meetings:
Salida: Monday, November 18 5:30-7:30 Steam Plant Event Center, 220 West Sackett Avenue
Buena Vista, Tuesday, Novenber 20 5:30-7:30 Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E Main St
Denver, Wednesday November 21 5:30-7:30 Marriot Denver West, 1717 Denver West Boulevard, Golden
Wild Connections is part of a greater coalition reviewing and analyzing these documents. We will update our website and social media outlets with our recommendations and more info when it is available.
Wild Connections is a sponsor for this Friends of Browns Canyon FREE musical event!
Join us for an evening of great music and learn how you can have a voice in the future of Browns Canyon. Learn about the Browns Canyon National Monument and the proposed management plan. Submit comments about how the government should manage our local landscape.
We'll begin with a screening of Grit and Thistle Film Company's short documentary film, "The Spirit of Browns Canyon." Then, Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue featuring Tyler Grant will rock the SteamPlant. (Tyler is a national guitar flat-picking champion.)
This will be a great show in support of a great cause. Join us in celebrating what's special about where we live!
No cover charge! Cash bar. Tax-deductible donations graciously accepted.
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species,
and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds