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Colorado's BLM wildlands are "real" wilderness. There are frequently no trails and even fewer trailheads. Signs don't tell you where and where not to tread. Route-finding and orienteering skills are at a premium. In exchange the visitor is rewarded by a sense of true isolation and exploration, by a longing to see what's around the next bend, over the next knoll, behind the next tree.

 

Colorado's BLM wilderness includes critical winter range for big game such as elk, deer, and mountain lion, as well as slickrock canyons that are never snowbound, providing year-round accessibility for hikers, backpackers, hunters, and other non-motorized recreationists. These special lands offer protection for the intermittent springs and streams upon which our desert bighorns and other wildlife depend. BLM wilderness also provides important revenue to support Colorado's hunting, fishing, recreation and tourism economies.

Citizens have been reviewing BLM wildlands for over 40 years, even before the enactment of the Wilderness Act in 1964. In the interim, many spectacular roadless areas have felt the bite of the drill bit and the roar of the bulldozer. The moment for Congressional action to protect the remaining segments of Colorado’s magnificent BLM wildlands has come at last.


 

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