Northern San Juan • Entered by Robyn Cascade on December 15, 2019
NSJBB ~ State Trails Grant comments
December 5, 2019 – December 14, 2019
Participants and Hours
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Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Landscape/area: Uncompahgre National Forest (951767 acres)
Outcome 1: Advocacy calls/emails/letters (1 comment letter to State Trails Committee)
Short Description of Activity
Robyn crafted our BB’s first ever formal comment letter re: a CPW State Trails Grant non-motorized application. The application is for a planning grant to attend to regional planning for bike trails primarily within Ouray County with some collaboration with nearby counties.
We submitted a solid letter that emphasizes our position that trail planning must be based upon best available science and that conservation groups, wildlife advocates and sportsmen and women must be included in stakeholder meetings. See uploaded letter for more details. I am always amazed at how long it takes to compose these comments. Hopefully, with practice, it will get easier and become less time-consuming.
1. Comments from NSJBB to State Trails Committee