Should Congress protect 660,000 acres of Colorado wilderness?
This bill has PASSED the House of Representatives.
• “This land grab by Denver’s liberals is a perfect example [of] why rural Colorado so desperately needs a strong voice fighting for them in Washington, D.C." Source: Representative Lauren Boebert (Republican, Colorado, District 3)
• "Passing this legislation means Colorado - and states beyond - will be better equipped to combat climate change, safeguard our water supplies, and pass down these special places to future generations.” Source: The Sierra Club of Colorado
Passed the House of Representatives.
H.R. 803, The Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021, would permanently protect nearly 660,000 acres of Colorado wilderness by designating it as conservation land. The bill would place the land under the management of the National Wilderness Preservation System, prohibiting development while leaving it open for recreational use. While much of the land is already treated as conservation land, the bill hopes to ensure protection in perpetuity. Sponsor: Representative Diana DeGette (Democrat, Colorado, District 1)
- DeGette reintroduces plan to protect 660,000 acres of Colorado wilderness (Press Release)
- Colorado land bill up for action by house as part of a package (The Daily Sentinel)
- Colorado Land Bill reintroduced Amide Higher Hopes of Passage (The Daily Sentinel)
- Two public land bills would protect areas in roaring fork Valley (The Aspen Times)