Congressman Polis to discuss wilderness proposal
June 2, 2010
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is talking with voters about a divisive plan to designate about 380 square miles in northern Colorado as wilderness.
Polis is hosting community forums in Colorado to talk about the Hidden Gems Wilderness proposal before introducing a bill in Congress.
The proposal would set aside more wilderness lands. But that would mean those lands would be off-limits for snowmobilers, ATVs and mining and logging.
The proposal has also raised concerns because the Army uses some of it for high-altitude pilot training.
Polis is holding talks in Boulder Tuesday, in Edwards Thursday and in Breckenridge Friday.
Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign: http://www.whiteriverwild.org