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CMC Conservation Updates

2016 CMC Stewardship Project Preview

Join the CMC Stewardship Team on an important conservation project this summer!
Burn Canyon Trails:  Maintenance, restoration and construction of new BLM trails near Norwood
Paonia Wilderness Trails:  Crosscut saw project to clear downed trees and conduct trail maintenance in the West Elk & Raggeds Wilderness Areas near Paonia
Third Gulch Riparian Restoration:  Fence removal to improve wildlife access to water and riparian habitat near Eagle
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail:  Maintenance and visitor use monitoring along the CDT/Colorado Trail near Salida, Buena Vista and Leadville
Volunteers Needed - Dates and Details Coming Soon!

CMC Signs on to support Continental Divide Wilderness & Recreation Act

This proposal includes protection for 58,000 acres in Summit and Eagle Counties including 3 new Wilderness areas, 5 Wilderness expansions, and several Special/Recreation Management Areas.  The designation will help to protect a variety of human-powered backcountry recreation opportunities and we are excited to help preserve this important landscape.

Rio Grande National Forest Planning

March 30 - Webinar  Forest staff will present the Need For Change document which outlines the priorities to be addressed in the Forest Planning Process.
Check out the RECREATION ASSESSMENT with info on trails, motorized use, backcountry snowsports and more!

Free National Park Days

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they will be offering 16 fee-free days in 2016 to celebrate. Mark your calendars:
April 16-24: National Park Week
August 25-28: NPS Birthday
September 24: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day

What's happening on public lands near you?

Find out in the quarterly SOPA - Schedule of Proposed Action.  New environmental assessments, public scoping deadlines and more.  CMC reviews the Colorado reports for recreation-specific projects and you can check out an overview of USFS projects and BLM projects online.
Want to get the full report?  Download directly from the agencies:

Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Telephone Town Hall

March 29, 7pm
Be a part of the “Colorado the Beautiful” initiative and Colorado Parks and Wildlife State Trails Program's Strategic Plan. Provide your input this Wednesday:  1-877-229-8493,  PIN: 111956  More Info...

Upcoming Events

April 6 - 3600 miles with Speed on the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. AMC, Golden. 7pm. Learn More...
April 28 - Forest Planning and Special Management Area presentations with Rocky Smith & Josh Kuhn.  AMC, Golden.  7pm. 2nd Floor Classroom.

Bulgaria Adventure Travel Trip to benefit BSI

June 18 - June 30, 2016
High points, cultural excursions & new experiences.

Contibute to Conservation Today!

CMC's Conservation Department relies on grants and donations from individuals like you!  Help ensure our programs remain strong with a tax deductible donation.
Contact us for more information at conservation@cmc.org

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