We’ve kicked off our campaign to permanently protect over
6,000 miles of Colorado’s streams and rivers and the 4.4 million acres of
roadless national forests from which they flow. Now is your opportunity to make
The state of Colorado is blessed with over 10,000 miles of Rocky
Mountain streams and rivers within its roadless and wilderness national
forests. With unequaled foresight, Colorado invoked the Clean Water Act and
designated close to 4,000 miles of these waters—those within wilderness and
national parks—as Outstanding Water, thereby providing permanent protection.
Colorado can now finish the job and secure our water future
by naming the remaining 6,000 miles of the state’s waters in its roadless
forests as Outstanding, effectively protecting its Rocky Mountain headwaters legacy.
As permanent administrative or congressional protections for
roadless areas continue to drift with the political winds, we need your voice to join us in calling on
the Colorado to take this momentous step.
The first two river basins where WildEarth Guardians has
proposed Outstanding Waters are the Gunnison and the San Juan-Dolores River
basins. You are invited to join us in Durango on September 10 to
tell the Colorado Water Quality Control Commissioners you support WildEarth
Guardians’ proposed Outstanding Waters in these two basins.
When: September 10, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Lewis College, Student Union Building,
1000 Rim Drive,
In the event that you are unable to attend this Commission meeting to speak in person, please take a moment to send an email to request that Colorado ensure its pristine headwaters are permanently protected.
For the Wild,
Wild Places Program Director