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Old 06-20-2014, 04:44 PM
SteveH SteveH is offline
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Default CMC - Rampart Range Wilderness area

The Colo Mountain Club wants to turn most of the Rampart Range area into a Wilderness area. A buddy of mine posted this on Colo 4x4 and I'm posting the links here.

They're having a 'find the endangered species' event this weekend to promote (presumably) lawsuits to push this designation. From their site: We hope/expect to find several rare plants and animal species.

Colo 4x4 link:


And here's the CMC's page link:

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Old 06-20-2014, 09:00 PM
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Is anyone here a biologist? Can we get out there before them and try to kill all the endangered species so they don't find any?

Totally kidding, obviously! It's somewhat refreshing that they just come out and say what they are doing rather than lie about it and then sneak up on you and close it!
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:11 PM
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But seriously, is there something we (RS) can do? I'm all for staying the trail, leaving no trace, packing out other people's crap... But I'd like to hear more about what RS and other related clubs are doing and plan to do for open trails advocacy.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:18 PM
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Ok, stupid question from a part time Colorado resident. How does a club like this push for a wilderness designation. It seems like it's more counter productive to their club. Are they trying to limit/stop off-road vehicle use (trying to go off the 'About' tab) and limit access to foot only.

If they provided education to all age groups why not focus more on educating the general public then trying to limit access to areas.
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