With the 117th Congress in place, we have high hopes for the passing two significant bills that would protect more than one million acres of public lands.
CORE to Protection!
The CORE (Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy) Act was re-introduced on Wednesday into the House (HR 577) and Senate (S 173).
Passed in the House last year, but then stalled, this bill is a decade-long effort that combines four previously introduced bills: The Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act; the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act; the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act, and the Curecanti National Recreation Area Boundary Establishment Act.
On Broads' 2018 Continental Divide Broadwalk, we explored Camp Hale and learned more about the value of protecting the 400,000 acres of public lands (73,000 acres as Wilderness) included in the CORE Act.
Take Action to Expand Support
NON-COLORADO RESIDENTS: Call your Member of Congress to ask them to sign-on as a co-sponsor. Make sure to say the bill number when leaving a message!
IF YOU LIVE IN COLORADO: Please call the bill sponsors (Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper and Congressman Joe Neguse) to thank them for their leadership.
Senator Bennet (202) 224-5852
Senator Hickenlooper (202) 224-5941
Representative Neguse (202) 225-2161