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Northern San Juan • Entered by Sallie Thoreson on May 1, 2023

CPW trails planning

January 2, 2023 – April 21, 2023

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 15
Post Admin hours 2
Activity Hours 8.5
Participants 2
Total Hours 34

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, BackCountry Hunters and Anglers, Colorado Wildlife Federation

Short Description of Activity

Utilized our small but mighty group (Broads, BHA, Roz McClelland, Colorado Wildlife Federation, S San Juan Broadband). We participated in grant application review and comments, met with State Trails staff person, participated in State Trails Commission meetings. The overriding goal is to be sure CPW State Trails knows we are strong advocates for wildlife and balancing recreational interests with needs of landscape and wildlife. Specific goals are to review and comment on State Trails non-motorized grant applications and to encourage (push) state trails staff and Commission in direction of better grant applications, stronger decision-making with wildlife in mind. on,


We definitely have the ear of the State Trails program manager, although he is not prompt in getting back to us with informational and meeting requests. We expressed strongly our views against one specific grant proposal for Bakers Park to grant reviewers, State Trails staff and Commission, but the proposal was still funded. Our efforts did lead to more discussion by Commission on how the funding decisions are make. Fletcher is working on some revisions to the grant application. While we have promoted the importance of state trails grants to other Colorado Broadbands, we have not been successful in getting them involved in this process.