Tag Archives: outdoor recreation

U.S. May Look At Economics Of Recreation

outdoorrecreationThe US Government may begin tracking the economic effects of Outdoor Recreation now that the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act has passed the House of Representatives. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Colorado Senator Cory Continue reading

Bennet Urges Reauthorization of LWCF Funds

MICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is urging reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Bennet says it’s not included in the current stopgap funding measure and will expire next week. LWCF supports the conservation of parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. Many parts of Colorado have received LWCF funding, including the White Continue reading

Gardner Presses Importance of States’ Water Rights

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he has introduced an amendment to the Senate budget which would protect privately held water rights and permits from federal overreach. Gardner’s amendment would recognize the long-standing authority to manage water according to state law and protects against federal takeover of water rights and Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Gather Input on Strategic Plan

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will seek public input on a strategic plan to set goals and guide the agency’s operations for the next three to five years. The agency said Monday it will hold public meetings, but the schedule hasn’t been announced. Parks and Wildlife manages state wildlife, more than 340 parks and wildlife areas Continue reading

Two Craig Men Appointed to Northwest RAC

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management announced new appointments or reappointments of members to Colorado’s citizen-based Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues. The RACs are composed of members with Continue reading

Hidden Lakes Campground to Open Friday

routt-natl-forest-signThe Parks Ranger District is announcing that Hidden Lakes Campground and Forest Road 20 will be open to the public on Friday.  The popular campground on the Routt National Forest has nine campsites near a number Continue reading