Polis introduces new wilderness bill

By scott miller

WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat whose district includes the eastern third of Eagle County, has introduced a bill to preserve 58,000 acres of wilderness and recreation lands in Summit and eastern Eagle Counties.Crafted with input from groups including The Wilderness Society, Vail Resorts, the Outdoor Industry Association, the International Mountain Biking Association, Conservation Colorado, and affected municipalities and businesses, the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act will help sustain recreational resources, protect watersheds, preserve important wildfire corridors, and strengthen Colorado’s tourism economy.“The areas that stretch along the Continental Divide in Summit and Eagle counties are the …

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