Wild Connections Conservation Plan
- The WCCP is organized around major geographic features into 11 complexes: Arkansas Canyons, Mosquito Range, Mt. Evans (Mount Blue Sky*) High Peaks, Pikes Peak Massif, Rampart Range, Sangre de Cristo, Sawatch Range, South Paak, South Platte Canyons, Spanish Peaks and Wet Mountains. They encompass the Pike-San Isabel National Forest (PSI), but are spread across the entire geography which includes BLM, National Park Service, State, County and privately owned lands. Management recommendations are intended only for the PSI and BLM lands. WCCP outline
- Introduction and description of the Pike-San Isabel National Forests and Comanche National Grasslands and general threats to public lands.
- Wild Connections methodology includes the components of the core reserve system and the three-track approach to network design.
- Forest-wide management recommendations for broad categories such as grazing, fire management, invasive species, etc.
- Thematic planning framework for management emphases on specific parcels of land across the forest, for example Wilderness, quiet use areas, motorized recreation, etc.
- Geographic complexes descriptions with ecology, natural values and a summary of management.
The list of new names can be found on the U.S. Geological Survey website with a map of locations. Below are four in Wild Connections' region.
- Tabeguache Creek, a stream in Chaffee County at 38.583115 -106.081753
- Soapy Creek, a stream in Fremont County at 38.6063839 -105.5308298
- Evening Star Mountain, a summit in Teller County at 38.71480589 -105.1465493
- Maize Gulch, a valley inTeller County at 38.7309915 -105.1605981