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Wilderness Field Trips

Wilderness Field Trips

Never Summer Wilderness photoWhat Are Wilderness Field Trips?

Population growth and increased urban development adjacent to National Forest Wildernesses in Colorado has significantly increased over the past decade.  In some wildernesses, recreation use exceeds Forest Plan standards and guidelines for visitation resulting in resource damage.  In order to address this complex problem and to plan a strategy to protect wilderness character into the future, the Regional Office is hosting several recreation forums and wilderness field trips.

Indian Peaks Wilderness photo

These events will bring Forest Service line officers, wilderness managers, partners and user groups together for a closer examination of the issues related to high use.  Also, it will provide a forum for discussing how to manage these popular wilderness destinations in the future.

Three field trips allowed on-site observation of resource impacts in Colorado wildernesses. Click on a Field Trip image from below to get more information.

 

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DATE OF FIELD TRIP

FIELD TRIP SUBJECT

Mt. Bierstadt Field Trip photo and link to page
06/17/2006

MT. BIERSTADT
MOUNT EVANS WILDERNESS

PURPOSE: To observe high use of popular 14er climb and easy access to wilderness from Denver.

Missouri Lakes Field Trip photo and link to page
07/22/2006

MISSOURI LAKES
HOLY CROSS WILDERNESS

PURPOSE: To observe campsite impacts at a popular lake basin.

09/29/2006

BRAINARD LAKE, ISABELLA LAKE
INDIAN PEAKS WILDERNESS

PURPOSE: To observe high day-use in popular, Front Range wilderness.

 

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