Valle Seco COWPL Comments Submitted

COWPL has submitted comments on the proposed Valle Seco Land Exchange. Comments will inform the next phase of the Forest’s NEPA analysis of the proposal. COWPL identified a range of topics including the following:

  • Public access, recreation and natural and cultural values need further analysis.
  • Mitigation and management techniques should be described.
  • Current land appraisals of the properties should be made available to the public and future appraisals should utilize multiple techniques to fully consider the value of the lands.
  • Include detailed analysis of alternatives to "The Proposed Action" and "No Action".

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Valle Seco Comments Due Dec. 13

The SJNF is soliciting input to inform their environmental analysis of this proposed exchange that will document potential impacts to the physical, human, and biological environment.

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Dorais Way Road Closure

COWPL's response to the Rock Creek Association's recent gate closure of Dorais Way, blocking public access from the Redstone Campground to the Crystal River, Filoha Meadows and adjacent Forest Service lands.

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Watercolors For Wildlands

Tues. Oct. 15 in Basalt

Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at 23272 Two Rivers Road, Basalt for a fun evening of watercolor painting with instruction by Amy Beidleman. Great for ALL abilities. $30 all supplies provided, $20 bring your own supplies. Please reply to as space is limited.

Next Board Meeting

Wed. Oct. 2 in Basalt

You are invited to join Colorado Wild Public Lands at our regular Board Meeting at 23272 Two Rivers Road, Basalt on Wednesday October 2 from 5:30-7:30 pm. There'll be drinks and snacks, plus opportunities for discussion. We welcome input from our members!