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BLM’s McIntyre Hills Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is a rugged and wild 15,910-acre natural area in Bighorn Sheep Canyon in the Arkansas River Canyonlands. McIntyre Hills WSA is surrounded by other BLM Royal Gorge Field Office (RGFO) managed public lands, most of which BLM found #landswithwildernesscharacteristics , including Texas Creek Gulch contiguous to the west, and the vast Echo Canyon to the north across the Arkansas River. However these #BLMWild  areas do not share similar administrative protections. This can change! These unprotected BLM wild and natural areas need your voice and support when BLM RGFO’s draft plan is released later this year, with a 90-day public comment period. This incredible BLM landscape is an important wildlife corridor and habitat for many area species, including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, black bear, elk, mule deer, pronghorn, and mountain lion. The rugged terrain and rocky outcroppings also provide refuge for iconic and/or endangered bird of prey species such as the bald eagle and American peregrine falcon. We are also seeking long-term protections for McIntyre Hills and Echo Canyon, and thanks to @RepDianaDeGette’s Colorado Wilderness Act, the wheels are in motion. #COWilderness2018  Come check out this incredible area on an upcoming November 3rd outing with Wild Connections. For more info, see http://www.wildconnections.org/events.html. @Mypubliclands #SeeBLM  #yourpubliclands 

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