Letter to the Editor: This out of doors recreation invoice must be handed by the US Senate


The White River National Forest, which includes Summit and eight other counties, is the nation’s most-visited national forest. This forest and many other public lands in our state are under tremendous pressure from human use.

To help protect these beautiful landscapes, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act has been created by many local community groups over the past decade. The law would protect 400,000 acres of Colorado public lands, including Summit County’s Tenmile Range, with wildlife, wilderness and recreation protections. Despite winning bipartisan support in every county it touches, and even though it has passed the US House of Representatives three times, the bill has stalled in the divided Senate.

Recently, Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, Rep. Joe Neguse and Gov. Jared Polis President Joe Biden to use his executive power to build Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument. That would
immediately protect some 60,000 very special acres of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, including the Tenmile Range from Quandary to Frisco, and the training base for the country’s first World War II mountain troops at Camp Hale.

As a business owner I feel both the positive and negative effects of a growing population on public lands, wildlife and especially flora as this is my love and specialty. The law would protect this natural beauty for many generations to come. That’s why I’m asking President Biden to do it
Designation of Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, a great first step in protecting all lands in the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act.
Please go to COREAct.com to see the massive list of supporters and to sign a petition to President Biden to make the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act and National Monument a priority.

This is a big win for Summit County and for you! The wildflowers and I, thank you!