The Trappers Lake group serves northwest Colorado, which consists of Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties. Northwest Colorado contains many beautiful areas including the Routt National Forest and its three Wilderness areas, Dinosaur National Monument and many BLM and State Lands. We are currently looking for individuals to take a more active role within our group. For more information please contact us via this email link.
Expand Sarvis Creek Wilderness
The Trappers Lake Chapter of the Sierra Club is proposing an expansion of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area. The expansion would include the lower portion of the Green Creek and Harrison Creek drainages, so all the National Forest land in the Green Creek drainage would be within the expanded wilderness area. Placing the land into the wilderness area protects it from mechanized use. As the Yampa Valley becomes more popular for recreation, people will be attracted to this area. A wilderness designation would protect the land and its wildlife in a natural state.
The proposed expansion area, was in the original Sarvis Creek Wilderness Proposal, but the land was removed from the proposal at the request of the Catamount Ski Area developers to be within the a ski area boundary. The Sarvis Creek Wilderness, 47,140 acres, became official in 1993, however the ski area was never built and the permit expired. The land is now designated in the forest plan as Recreation by the U.S. Forest Service. The expansion would add 7,200 acres back into the wilderness area.
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The group is now rolling out our campaign. We need your help….
A petition has been created to document public support. Please consider signing:
There are costs associated with this long term effort. Our goals include completing a sensitive plant survey, promotional materials, public meetings, and influencing public officials. Please consider a donation to our GoFundMe effort:
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