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The BLM is hosting virtual public meetings for this rule on June 5, 9:30 - 11:30 AM Go here to register. The BLM has more info on this rule and meetings at blm.gov/public-lands-rule.
Please make a public comment to support and welcome these proposed regulations to strengthen stewardship for public water, open space and recreation on BLM managed public lands in this era of climate change. This could give conservation equal footing on BLM managed public lands, which has historically been used for resource extraction. The BLM will consider all feedback on this, and make changes and adjustments. Our colleagues in the conservation community have more info, talking points, and a place to comment at actnowforpubliclands.org.
One of the last steps was taken when the USFS hosted a formal objections hearing for those that submitted objection comments, including Wild Connections. In particular we defended USFS decision to continue to keep motorized use out of Wildcat Canyon, where illegal motorized recreation has become rampant, including in and across the South Platte River. Completion of the travel management plan has opened the way for restoration projects and other USFS initiated projects.
The Outside 285 Regional Partnership (O285 Partnership) is made up of land managers, wildlife biologists, wildlife conservation organizations, and recreation user groups. Wild Connections is one of the partners. Over the next two years, the O285 Partnership will focus on implementing its 2021 Master Plan, building more partnerships throughout the region, and advancing both habitat conservation and trail-based outdoor recreation throughout the 285 corridor. If you have general questions about the O285 Partnership, please direct them to project consultant, ERO Resources: CTanner@eroresources.com Questions about Wild Connections' interests in Outside285 can be directed to our Conservation Director John Sztukowski