Plan lays groundwork for permit system at Conundrum hot springs

15th August, 2016 by

By scott condon

The U.S. Forest Service is laying the foundation for what eventually could result in a reservation and permit system for overnight users of Conundrum Valley and the Four Pass Loop.The White River National Forest staff is working on a draft Overnight Visitors Use Management Plan that will establish capacity standards for the 181,535-acre Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness. The plan also will document current levels of use and resulting ecological damage.The study was triggered by illegal camping, improperly buried human waste and other violations of the environmental principles occurring in places such as the Conundrum Hot Springs, Snowmass Lake and Fravert …

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