GMUG Plan Comments Submitted

The U.S. Forest Service requested comment on their further planning for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) Forest Plan Revision. Click here to see COWPL comments on this revision.

Blue Valley Land Exchange FEIS

COWPL has submitted comments on the BLM's Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Blue Valley Ranch Land Exchange by the deadline of August 2, 2021. The proposal would privatize the last remaining three public parcels to create almost 15 miles of privately owned Blue River-front, a gold medal trout stream. In exchange there are descriptions of a river park near Kremmling, a public access easement on the river, and a hiking access near Green Mountain Reservoir. 1,489 acres of BLM-managed land would be conveyed from Federal ownership to the Blue Valley Ranch in exchange for 1,832 acres of non-Federal lands.

Citizens Discuss COWPL Protest Of Buffalo Horn Land Exchange

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Guide To Voting In Colorado General Election

On (or before) Tuesday November 3, please vote in the United States General Election. Your vote is crucial.

Colorado Wild Public Lands (COWPL) has prepared a concise guide on how to get registered and to vote in Colorado. See it here.

Public Lands Day

September 26

Let's celebrate. While we are still socially distancing, here are three ways you can celebrate our public lands.

1. Enjoy the Fall colors on your favorite public lands. We are lucky to have access to local trails like the Rio Grande or Crown Mountain trails, as well as the extensive White River National Forest lands.

2. Prepare to vote. Check your registration, and read up on issues in the blue ballot book that will arrive soon via mail. Reintroduction of gray wolves is a ballot question relating to public lands.

3. Make your voice heard. Colorado Wild Public Lands is analysing and submitting comments on the Valle Seco proposed land exchange in the San Juan National Forest near Pagosa Springs. Speak up on this or another public lands issue.

Tour the Trails with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and COWPL

July 12, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Lake Christine

"Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future", is the theme for this visit to the Lake Christine burn area. ACES's forest and climate director will be on hand to talk about the science of wildfire regrowth. Suzanne Jackson of COWPL will lead a creative art and visioning activity. Sign up with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers by emailing