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Hermosa Legislation Passes Senate!

DECEMBER 12, 2014

The Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act passed through the Senate today on a 89 to 11 vote as part of a package of public lands bills attached to the Defense Authorization Act. President Obama is expected to sign the measure soon after the vote. Our efforts have been rewarded – the Hermosa Creek watershed will be protected and simultaneously the many uses of the area will continue for outfitters, recreationists, grazing permittees, hunters and anglers, and more.

See details on this action here.

 


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The Hermosa Creek watershed encompasses one of Colorado's largest, biologically diverse forests, including at least 17 separate ecosystems, ranging from rocky scrub oak and pinon-juniper at lower elevations to aspen, spruce, and fir.

Legislative map November 2014

Molas Lake area map November 2014

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Support / About Us

A diverse coalition of groups have come together to support Hermosa Creek – businesses, mountain bikers, ranchers, outfitters, dirt bikers, anglers, hikers and many more.

Support is growing by the day. See our supporters. Read the Durango Chamber of Commerce's letter.

Email Jimbo or Ty to include your business or organization on the list of supporters.

Hermosa Legislation Passes Senate!

DECEMBER 12, 2014

This is a HUGE accomplishment for hundreds of citizens who participated in the process from discussions in the Hermosa Workgroup, to the design of the legislation, to endorsing the Act, to lobbying for support from local governments, and to even traveling to Washington to promote the legislation.

Of course, it never would have been possible without our Congressional sponsors, Senator Bennet and Congressman Tipton.  They have supported the Hermosa Watershed Protection Act from introduction through the most recent version that just passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on November 13, 2014. Both of them, along with co-sponsor Senator Mark Udall, deserve our thanks for their work on moving the legislation forward as they all strive for its final passage in the 113th Congressional Session.

Give them your thanks for supporting our community efforts by carrying the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act all the way to the President’s desk!

Senator Bennet

Congressman Tipton

Senator Mark Udall