Sportswomen for the San Juan Mountain Wilderness
Sportswomen have paradise in their extensive backyards in southwest Colorado, and that could be boosted with the passing of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, which includes the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act (SJMWA). Adding just over 60,000 acres to public lands, wildlife habitat and trout headwater protections, the SJMWA is a laudable goal to protect the places and species we love.
With high alpine tundra containing impressive big horn sheep populations, plains with mule deer herds and Gunnison sage grouse, and everything in between, the SJMWA offers sportswomen hunting paradise. Anglers gain protections for 2.5 miles of Colorado River cutthroat trout and access to 17 more river miles.
Learn more at the Sportsmen for the San Juan Mountains Wilderness page put together by our partners Trout Unlimited. You’ll find the background of the bill, details, maps, and more. You can also sign on as an individual supporter.
The CORE Act will receive a hearing in the House Natural Resources subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands on Tuesday, April 2nd. Stay tuned to find out more about where this bill stands and how you can help get it passed.