Colo. senator wants feedback on creating wilderness areas

Posted: Mar 5, 2012

Written by

SCOTT CONDON, Aspen Times
Arkansas River

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said Sunday he wants the public to help him craft legislation that would create wilderness and national monument designations for two popular recreation areas in Colorado.

Udall said 32 areas covering almost 236,000 acres in Eagle, Pitkin and Summit counties in the central mountains are under consideration as wilderness areas. The proposal, which he stressed is in its infancy, includes additions to existing wilderness areas like Holy Cross, Eagles Nest and the Maroon Bells.

The senator, a Democrat, also wants feedback on designating as a national monument 20,000 acres on both sides of the Arkansas River between Salida and Buena Vista in south-central Colorado, as well as creating wilderness along Browns Canyon, areas known for whitewater rafting.

Comment on the Central Mountains Outdoor Heritage Act.

Comment on the Arkansas River Canyon NM proposal by following the link below.

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