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Public Lands Advocacy


Protecting Public Lands & Sustainable Recreation Opportunities


Through legistlative and administrative campaigns, CMC Conservation works to preserve and enhance human-powered recreation in balance with natural resource conservation on Colorado's public lands.  Projects include public land planning, new Wilderness designations, and policy related to outdoor recreation and conservation.

Ongoing Projects:

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DECALIBRON LOOP ACCESS CMC has been involved in working with landowners, land managers, local municipalities, volunteers, and other partner organizations to protect access to the 14,000 ft peaks that are accessed from the Kite Lake Trailhead since 2019. 

OUTSIDE 285 MASTER PLAN The goal of this project is to balance increasing demands for outdoor recreation opportunities with critical wildife habitat conservation along the HWY 285 corridor. Read the plan's Executive Summary to learn more.

GMUG FOREST PLANNING  The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest (GMUG) is beginning a multi-year process to revise their Forest Plan and we need you to get involved!

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Updates: FINAL Environmental Impact Statement Released August 2019

RGNF Plan - Background Info

Full Recreation Assessment

We're providing input on how this Southern Colorado Forest will manage recreation, natural resources and more for the next 20 years.  Find out more and provide input here...

BLM EASTERN COLORADO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN  We are a member of the Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Council and we are working to protect Special Recreation Management Areas and Lands with Wilderness Characteristics within the Royal Gorge Field Office.



The agency is making decisions on where motorized use can and cannot occur on the forest - help us protect areas for quiet recreation!

PSI TMP Background Info

CORE Act (Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy) Protects over 400,000 acres in Summit and Eagle Counties, the San Juan Mountains, Curecanti and the Thomson Divide.

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BROWNS CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT On February 15, 2015, President Barack Obama designated a new monument in Central Colorado.  Managment planning will begin in 2018 - Stay Tuned for upcoming meetings and opportunities to comment!
KEEP PUBLIC LAND PUBLICAn aggressive campaign to transfer public lands to state control threatens hundreds of millions of acres of national forests, rangelands, wildlife refuges, wilderness areas and historic sites. Imagine if the place where you love to hike, climb, paddle, ski, bike, fish, hunt, or camp were suddenly sold off for profit, or to cover the cost of a wildfire or drought. Help us protect public lands today...
OUTDOOR PURSUITS  We co-chair the Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance (SRCA) Recreation Committee.  We're focusing on increasing recreationist collaboration and ensuring opportunities for all in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Strategic Plan. 
RAMPART RANGE WILDLANDS PROJECT  CMC's Denver and Pikes Peak Groups coordinate protection, access and stewardship project in the Rampart Range Roadless Area 


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