Focus Areas: Public education and awareness building, public land planning and restoration (USFS travel management planning, resource inventories and assessments), wilderness proposals, and legislation.
- Healthy lands monitoring
- Service projects
- Attending meetings
- Writing letters
- Collaborating with local and regional land management agencies and other conservation groups
We are forming activity and issue-related groups. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in the following:
- Book Club: Focusing on wild land-related fiction and non-fiction. Meet 3-4 times a year.
- Hiking Group: Some fixed dates, some ad hoc. Hikes are normally no more than an hour's drive, 3–6 miles, no more than 1000–1500 elevation gain.
- Recreational Impacts: We are expecting increasing pressure to expand recreational opportunities on public lands, including more off-road vehicle routes and mountain biking trails. We're looking for people interested in tracking proposals and weighing in on behalf of the "quiet users".
At the Mile High Broadband annual meeting on March 15, we heard about the National Park Service Climate Change Response Program. Our speaker, Dr. Leigh Welling, highlighted a wealth of information that is available online, including the following useful links:
- National Park Service climate change response program website
- Climate change Videos
- Video from World Parks Conference
- Climate Smart Conservation Report
"50 Wild Miles" Challenge
Several members were honored for completing our "50 Wild Miles" Challenge by hiking 50 miles in Wilderness Areas during 2014. Congrats to Cheryl Ames, Misi Ballard, Elizabeth Evans, JoLynn Jarboe, Jean Mortenson, and Chris Shaver!