Protect the Arkansas River Canyons, South Park, and More…

Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan Area
Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan Area
Beaver Creek hikers
Beaver Creek hikers. Photo Scott Rappold
In Colorado we love our public lands! The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking for input on how to manage over 650,000 acres of public land in Eastern Colorado. This includes places like the important wildlife corridor through Echo Canyon glimpsed when rafting the Arkansas River, the red rock outcrops in Red Canyon adjacent to the popular Shelf Road climbing area north of Cañon City, the rare, intact wild Cucharas Canyon in the eastern plains near Walsenburg, and the rare wetland fens high in biodiversity along Reinecker Ridge in South Park. Ensure that the BLM knows we care so they will protect these lands for ourselves and future generations by learning more and letting the BLM know that you value these lands.

The deadline for public input is Friday, May 5, 2017.  Act now to ensure your voice is heard!

To Learn More

To Provide Input

  • Attend Public Meetings: BLM is hosting a series of public meetings around Eastern Colorado including Tuesday, April 4th in Golden and Wednesday, April 12 in Colorado Springs. For meeting times and locations see the BLM Public Meetings webpage. To prepare for the meetings, read the conservation community Talking Points.
  • Submit Comments: There is information on how to submit comments on the BLM ePlanning webpage. Detailed guidelines on how to submit effective comments prepared by Conservation Colorado are available here. More information about the most wild natural places in the region are available from Wild Connections here.

It is especially important that we show the BLM that the public is actively engaged in this process so that it does not get derailed.