Introduced on April 25, 2013 by sponsor Senator Michael Bennet, with Senator Mark Udall as co-sponsor. The bill was referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of which Senator Udall is a Member. On November 20, 2013 the Public Lands, Forests and Mining Subcommittee convened a hearing on the Act during which Senator Udall introduced the legislation and Senator Bennet and Congressman Tipton testified on behalf of the legislation. Hearing video
Congressman Scott Tipton introduced the companion legislation (HR 1839) in the House of Representatives on May 8, 2013. The bill has been assigned to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation and a hearing of the Act was held on March 6, 2014 with Congressman Tipton chairing the hearing. The archived hearing including Rep. Tipton’s remarks as well as the testimony from witnesses is available at hearing video
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.
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A diverse coalition of groups have come together to support Hermosa Creek—businesses, mountain bikers, ranchers, outfitters, dirt bikers, anglers, hikers and many more.
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Contact Senator Bennet today and thank him for his support of the legislation to protect Hermosa Creek (S. 841).
Contact Congressman Tipton today and thank him for his support of the legislation to protect Hermosa Creek (H.R. 1839).