Friends of Browns Canyon wants to thank everyone who attended the recent film screening at the SteamPlant in support of our local public lands.

Wild Connections was the lead sponsor of the event, which we cosponsored along with GARNA, the Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Sangre de Cristo Chapter of the Sierra Club, 350 Central Colorado, and Colorado Headwaters.

We supported this event to help inform people about an imminent threat to our local public lands from proposals in the BLM’s Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan.

Local BLM officials identified more than 190,000 acres as Lands with Wilderness Characteristics, but Department of Interior officials in Washington are proposing to manage only 1,300 acres as Lands with Wilderness Characteristics.

Public lands threatened with loss of protections include lands around Railroad Gulch, Badger Creek, Cotopaxi, Coaldale and Table Mountain. All of these lands lie along the Arkansas River.

Michael Kunkel

Founding Board Member

Friends of Browns Canyon

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