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Tell the Forest Service to Protect Colorado's Backcountry Forests

July 11, 2011

Colorado's backcountry is mountain biking paradise. Right now, through the Colorado Roadless Rule, the U.S. Forest Service is trying to come up with a plan to take care of  places like Kenosha Pass, the Monarch Crest Trail and Crested Butte's 401 Trail. Help the Forest Service understand mountain bicyclists' concerns by providing your input.

Take Action! Use the Outdoor Alliance form to make sure your comments are submitted to the Forest Service.

After almost 10 years of development, IMBA believes the proposed Colorado Roadless Rule is close to where it should be, but still needs improvement. Our goal is to make sure the rule is as strong or stronger than existing roadless protections elsewhere in the country. The way to get there is to close some development loopholes and greatly increase the number of mountains, crags, trails and rivers in the “Upper Tier” category of protection. Comments from our community carry quite a bit of weight in matters like these, so drop the Forest Service a line and help us take care of Colorado’s backcountry roadless gems so that they keep giving us clean air and water, a home for wild things to thrive and a place for us ride.

For more information, check out the newest Outdoor Alliance video on the Colorado Roadless Rule featuring pro-rider Dave Wiens.


This advocacy effort is part of IMBA's Public Lands Initiative.