WRC is has acquired two private ranches which will conserve 18,349 acres along four miles of the Rio Grande and a crucial reach of the Conejos River. Their efforts will preserve an important stretch of the Rio Grande in an area that has lost significant fish and wildlife habitat, as well as gain much needed public access.
Right now, The BLM’s Royal Gorge field office has proposed 122,000 acres of Backcountry Conservation Areas in its Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision. These lands offer some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities, and fish and wildlife habitat, in the field office.
Sportsmen must get involved and make themselves heard in order to sustain their public lands hunting and fishing traditions.
American Rivers is bringing together grassroots partners, individuals and businesses in a united campaign for wild rivers, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2018.
Their goal is to protect 5,000 miles of new Wild and Scenic Rivers and one million acres of riverside lands nationwide. basin + bend helped to push protection for Deep Creek, the only other river in Colorado to be "suitable" for Wild and Scenic designation.