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Category: Conservation

Browns Canyon Designated as National Monument

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by CMC Lands Manager Julie Mach Thank you Mr. President! CMC is sending a big shout out to the Obama Administration, former Senator Mark Udall and the thousands of individuals who helped make the Browns Canyon National Monument a reality! The White House announced  Feb. 15 the long-awaited executive action which designates the new monument […]

Our Voice Was Heard: Over-Snow Vehicle Rule Announced

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CMC’s Backcountry Snowsports Initiative (BSI) was pleased to see positive changes in the final rule, but now the real work begins. With the national framework in place, winter travel planning now transitions to a local process where land managers will be gathering input and deciding which trails, skin tracks, ridgelines, powder bowls, tree runs, habitat areas and watersheds will be open or closed to OSV use. We need local backcountry experts like you to weigh in on which areas need protection, where conflicts are occurring and how best to manage recreational uses on Colorado’s winter landscapes.

Advocating for Human-Powered Recreation on Capitol Hill

From left to right: Julie Mach (CMC), Aimee Ross (International Mountain Biking Association), Jason Bertolacci (International Mountain Biking Association), Jared Polis (US Representative), and Nathan Fey (American Whitewater).

CMC Conservation Manager Julie Mach recently returned from a trip to Washington DC where she represented the club and the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative alongside Outdoor Alliance (OA) recreation groups from around the country. The two-day event included advocacy workshops and a series of visits with Senators and House Representatives from Colorado.  The trip was hosted […]

6 Reasons to Attend the 22nd Annual Backcountry Bash

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Looking for something to do on a Saturday night that’s affordable, family friendly, and AWESOME? Well, the Colorado Mountain Club has the solution for you! Escape another couch-ridden night watching reruns and spice up your Saturday on Nov. 15 by attending the CMC Backcountry Bash. This event, which is in its 22nd year, celebrates Colorado’s […]

Conservation Minute

In today’s polarized society, natural resources have become the battleground for issues such as government size, national budget, arms control, and land ownership.  With a constant barrage of escalating negative news, it can seem like we will never reach a place of cooperation and forward momentum.  But collaboration does exist.  Here are four examples of entities […]