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3-8-17 Update from Middle Boulder Creek Coalition – Eldora Expansion

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3-8-17 Update from Middle Boulder Creek Coalition – Eldora Expansion

* We are at a critical time Thank you all for your continued support of the Middle Boulder Creek Corridor as we continue to fight against expansion of the Eldora Mountain Resort.  We had several significant events last year: ·         The Forest Service instructed the Eldora Ski Area to focus improvements within their existing boundaries, without expanding into public land ·         The ski area came under new ownership with Powdr Corporation ·         Future expansion decisions were deferred as the Forest Service asked the ski area to continue work with local citizens and agencies on a mutually beneficial solution Since then, the Middle Boulder Creek Coalition (MBCC) has been working hard on that last point, and has been in continued conversations on your behalf...

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Middle Boulder Creek Watershed Planning

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* Version 1.2 6/27/2016 DRAFT Middle Boulder Creek Watershed Planning Middle Boulder Creek Coalition “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re sure to get there.” (Anonymous) “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” (Aldo Leopold) “The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road – the one less traveled by – offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.” (Rachel Carson) Introduction Significant changes are occurring in and around the Middle...

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Hessie – Lost Lake Special Interest Area Draft Concept Paper

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* HESSIE – LOST LAKE SPECIAL INTEREST AREA DRAFT CONCEPT PAPER (June 27, 2016)   Background The Hessie-Lost Lake area is a heavily used gateway into the Indian Peaks Wilderness. But management of the area has changed little from when the Indian Peaks were first designated as wilderness in the late 1970s. The Hessie-Lost Lake area was not designated wilderness but receives the heaviest recreational use. There are considerable wildlife, plant, cultural, watershed, and recreational resources in the Hessie-Lost Lake area that need recognition, protection, and where appropriate, proper management. Better management of recreational access and use combined with interpretation of some of the resources, would enhance the visitor experience while reducing the...

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Comprehensive Landscape Planning

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* COMPREHENSIVE LANDSCAPE PLANNING FOR THE MIDDLE BOULDER CREEK WATERSHED Middle Boulder Creek Coalition   Background The landscape encompassing the Middle Boulder Creek watershed has been undergoing significant changes over the past 20 years. Fueled by human population growth, the desire for more recreational amenities, and the fear of fire, the landscape is seeing more homes, trails and forest management. Proposed expansions at Eldora Mountain Resort are another example of human induced recreational growth. If approved and constructed, the proposed expansions will bring ski runs, lifts, snowmaking, and snow grooming to the doorstep of two creeks – Middle Boulder and Jenny. The deforestation caused by the creation of ski runs will diminish the ability...

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