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Join us this Saturday for a hike to Grape Creek and learn about your local public lands, BLM’s current plan revision, and local issues including a nearby oil and gas lease proposal at Temple Canyon Park. More info at www.wildconnections.org. #blmwild #yourpubliclands #seeblm @mypubliclands
Join us this Saturday for a hike to Grape Creek and learn about your local public lands, BLM’s current plan revision, and local issues including a nearby oil and gas lease proposal at Temple Canyon Park. More info at www.wildconnections.org. #blmwild  #yourpubliclands  #seeblm  @mypubliclands
Great turnout, organizations, and conversations at Indy Give!s Eat. Drink. Give! Party. Thanks for supporting Wild Connections! Www.wildconnections.org. #eatdrinkgive #indygive
Great turnout, organizations, and conversations at Indy Give!s Eat. Drink. Give! Party. Thanks for supporting Wild Connections! Www.wildconnections.org. #eatdrinkgive  #indygive 
Looking forward to the 2018 Indy Give! Campaign kickoff celebration this evening, with Eat. Drink. Give! In Colorado Springs, with live bluegrass music. Look for Wild Connections and other favorite local non-profits. More info at www.wildconnections.org. #eatdrinkgive #indygive
Looking forward to the 2018 Indy Give! Campaign kickoff celebration this evening, with Eat. Drink. Give! In Colorado Springs, with live bluegrass music. Look for Wild Connections and other favorite local non-profits. More info at www.wildconnections.org. #eatdrinkgive  #indygive 
Saturday turned out to be a great day for Wild Connections first thru-Hike of BLM’s Five Points Gulch at McIntyre Hills WSA. Many BLM areas near here, including Echo Canyon, across the river, have #landswithwildernesscharacteristics and can be protected in BLM’s upcoming Draft plan, coming soon. @mypubliclands #blmwild #seeblm #yourpubliclands thanks for the photos @curtnimz
Saturday turned out to be a great day for Wild Connections first thru-Hike of BLM’s Five Points Gulch at McIntyre Hills WSA. Many BLM areas near here, including Echo Canyon, across the river, have #landswithwildernesscharacteristics  and can be protected in BLM’s upcoming Draft plan, coming soon. @mypubliclands #blmwild  #seeblm  #yourpubliclands  thanks for the photos @curtnimz
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
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 
BLM’s Racepath Gulch is located in the heart of Bighorn Sheep Canyon in the Arkansas River Canyonlands and has been recognized by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office’s (RGFO) for its 
#landswithwildernesscharacteristics. 
This rugged landscape is comprised of many steep rocky hillsides, meadows, and unique geologic 
rock features, with a number of drainages, including Texas Creek. Racepath Gulch is adjacent to 
BLM’s McIntyre Hills Wilderness Study Area (WSA), and shares many of the same wilderness 
characteristics, wildlife habitat, and biodiversity significance. 
Not only is it important habitat and connectivity zone for area wildlife like Rocky Mountain 
bighorn sheep, black bear, elk, mule deer, mountain lion, and BLM sensitive species’ Gunnison’s 
prairie dog, the cliffs and rock outcroppings provide refuge for imperiled and sensitive species 
such as the Brazilian free tailed bat and bald eagle respectively. 
This region of Bighorn Sheep Canyon, including BLM’s Racepath Gulch area, also supports 
extraordinary biological features, due to the inclusion of many globally imperiled and vulnerable 
plant species, including the Arkansas Canyon Stickleaf, Degener beardtongue, Fendler cloak-fern, 
and jeweled blazingstar. The Arkansas Canyon Stickleaf is endemic to this region, with this conservation area representing the largest known concentration in the world. 
BLM’s Racepath Gulch and other similar wildlands in the Arkansas River Canyonlands and greater RGFO region are deserving of protection and need your voice in BLM RGFO’s upcoming draft plan, now expected early 2019. 
Stay tuned next week, as we continue to highlight additional wild areas in BLM RGFO, in 
anticipation of their draft plan revision expected later this year. @mypubliclands #BLMWild #SeeBLM #yourpubliclands
BLM’s Racepath Gulch is located in the heart of Bighorn Sheep Canyon in the Arkansas River Canyonlands and has been recognized by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office’s (RGFO) for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics . This rugged landscape is comprised of many steep rocky hillsides, meadows, and unique geologic rock features, with a number of drainages, including Texas Creek. Racepath Gulch is adjacent to BLM’s McIntyre Hills Wilderness Study Area (WSA), and shares many of the same wilderness characteristics, wildlife habitat, and biodiversity significance. Not only is it important habitat and connectivity zone for area wildlife like Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, black bear, elk, mule deer, mountain lion, and BLM sensitive species’ Gunnison’s prairie dog, the cliffs and rock outcroppings provide refuge for imperiled and sensitive species such as the Brazilian free tailed bat and bald eagle respectively. This region of Bighorn Sheep Canyon, including BLM’s Racepath Gulch area, also supports extraordinary biological features, due to the inclusion of many globally imperiled and vulnerable plant species, including the Arkansas Canyon Stickleaf, Degener beardtongue, Fendler cloak-fern, and jeweled blazingstar. The Arkansas Canyon Stickleaf is endemic to this region, with this conservation area representing the largest known concentration in the world. BLM’s Racepath Gulch and other similar wildlands in the Arkansas River Canyonlands and greater RGFO region are deserving of protection and need your voice in BLM RGFO’s upcoming draft plan, now expected early 2019. Stay tuned next week, as we continue to highlight additional wild areas in BLM RGFO, in anticipation of their draft plan revision expected later this year. @mypubliclands #BLMWild  #SeeBLM  #yourpubliclands 
Check out this new study that shows how healthy land and healthy wildlife, which 
support hunting, angling, and wildlife viewing on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands, generate billions of dollars and support thousands of jobs in Western states. 
Colorado’s 8.4 million acres of BLM lands saw 545,107 hunting visits, 326,049 
wildlife-watching visits, and 164,120 fishing visits (in 2016), generating: 
4,595 jobs, $202 Million in salaries and wages, $631 Million in sales, $34 Million 
in state and local tax revenue, and $9 Million in federal tax revenue.
Learn more at pewtrusts.org/wildlifejobs 
#WildlifeRec #BLMWild #SeeBLM #WildColorado #yourpubliclands  @BLMNational @mypubliclands #brownscanyonnationalmonument
Check out this new study that shows how healthy land and healthy wildlife, which support hunting, angling, and wildlife viewing on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands, generate billions of dollars and support thousands of jobs in Western states. Colorado’s 8.4 million acres of BLM lands saw 545,107 hunting visits, 326,049 wildlife-watching visits, and 164,120 fishing visits (in 2016), generating: 4,595 jobs, $202 Million in salaries and wages, $631 Million in sales, $34 Million in state and local tax revenue, and $9 Million in federal tax revenue. Learn more at pewtrusts.org/wildlifejobs #WildlifeRec  #BLMWild  #SeeBLM  #WildColorado  #yourpubliclands  @BLMNational @mypubliclands #brownscanyonnationalmonument 
This week we head up to South Park and explore some of the incredible high elevation #BLMWild 
lands around Reinecker Ridge, one of the highest elevation BLM lands in the state. This unique ridgeline in South Park provides outstanding scenic resources and backcountry recreational 
opportunities, including big game hunting. 
BLM’s Reinecker Ridge and adjacent areas have extraordinary biological features, due to the inclusion of globally rare, unique rich fen wetlands and globally and state rare plants that have 
adapted to the rich fens, including the globally vulnerable Colorado Tansy-aster and other rare 
plant communities. The ridgeline also boasts a healthy mixed forest of limber and bristlecone 
pines, with the latter being among the longest living life forms on Earth! 
The Reinecker Ridge wildlands area, with its varied ecosystems and high biodiversity, also attracts a whole range of valued wildlife species. Reinecker Ridge has breeding ground for the globally 
vulnerable Mountain Plover. It provides habitat for the threatened species, Canadian lynx, an Dz
endangered species candidate,dz boreal toad, a BLM sensitive species, Gunnison’s prairie-dog, and 
other valued species: elk, moose, mule deer, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, ermine, goshawk, bald eagle, gold eagle, great horned owl, burrowing owl, and migratory snowy owl. 
The importance and significance of Reinecker Ridge is steeped in history. There is strong 
evidence of inhabitation by indigenous peoples as the Reinecker Ridge area has been populated by 
native peoples for millennia. Reinecker Ridge and the adjacent valley were highly valued hunting 
grounds, and possible tribe battlegrounds. 
Stepping even further back in history, Woolly mammoth fossils and bones, estimated at 20,000 years old, were found along the east face of Reinecker Ridge by the USGS in the 1930s. 
These incredible resources at Reinecker Ridge deserve protection and special management from 
the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office. Lend your voice of support in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision.  @mypubliclands #SeeBLM #yourpubliclands
This week we head up to South Park and explore some of the incredible high elevation #BLMWild  lands around Reinecker Ridge, one of the highest elevation BLM lands in the state. This unique ridgeline in South Park provides outstanding scenic resources and backcountry recreational opportunities, including big game hunting. BLM’s Reinecker Ridge and adjacent areas have extraordinary biological features, due to the inclusion of globally rare, unique rich fen wetlands and globally and state rare plants that have adapted to the rich fens, including the globally vulnerable Colorado Tansy-aster and other rare plant communities. The ridgeline also boasts a healthy mixed forest of limber and bristlecone pines, with the latter being among the longest living life forms on Earth! The Reinecker Ridge wildlands area, with its varied ecosystems and high biodiversity, also attracts a whole range of valued wildlife species. Reinecker Ridge has breeding ground for the globally vulnerable Mountain Plover. It provides habitat for the threatened species, Canadian lynx, an Dz endangered species candidate,dz boreal toad, a BLM sensitive species, Gunnison’s prairie-dog, and other valued species: elk, moose, mule deer, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, ermine, goshawk, bald eagle, gold eagle, great horned owl, burrowing owl, and migratory snowy owl. The importance and significance of Reinecker Ridge is steeped in history. There is strong evidence of inhabitation by indigenous peoples as the Reinecker Ridge area has been populated by native peoples for millennia. Reinecker Ridge and the adjacent valley were highly valued hunting grounds, and possible tribe battlegrounds. Stepping even further back in history, Woolly mammoth fossils and bones, estimated at 20,000 years old, were found along the east face of Reinecker Ridge by the USGS in the 1930s. These incredible resources at Reinecker Ridge deserve protection and special management from the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office. Lend your voice of support in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision. @mypubliclands #SeeBLM  #yourpubliclands 
This week we travel to the west side of Heurfano County in South-central Colorado to the Blanca Massif area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just a few miles southeast of the Great Sand Dunes 
National Park and Preserve. BLM’s Stanley Creek #landswithwildernesscharacteristics is a high 
elevation natural area, adjacent to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, San Isabel National Forest, and 
Huerfano State Wildlife area. 
The Stanley Creek #BLMWild area supports a diversity of plant and wildlife habitats, due to its 
topographic variety and assorted ecosystems. Rolling hills are predominant in this unit, consisting 
of open meadows with numerous wildflowers and mixed forest groves of aspen, pinyon pine, 
ponderosa pine, and blue spruce. Riparian life is also abundant in the unit as it sources the Huerfano River, Stanley Creek, Deep Canyon Creek, and Manzanares Creek, among other unnamed 
creeks, tributaries, and gulches that drain south through the unit. 
BLM’s Stanley Creek provides exceptional wildlife habitat and connectivity for numerous wildlife 
species, including black bear, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, 
mountain lion, as well as potential habitat and range for the threatened and endangered species 
Canadian lynx. 
BLM recently documented this natural landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics, 
however this wild area is not managed for such. This can change! 
We need your voice of support for Stanley Creek and similar wild areas in BLM’s upcoming 
Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, coming October 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. 
Stay tuned next week as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, worthy 
of administrative protection. @Mypubliclands #SeeBLM #yourpubliclands
This week we travel to the west side of Heurfano County in South-central Colorado to the Blanca Massif area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just a few miles southeast of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. BLM’s Stanley Creek #landswithwildernesscharacteristics  is a high elevation natural area, adjacent to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, San Isabel National Forest, and Huerfano State Wildlife area. The Stanley Creek #BLMWild  area supports a diversity of plant and wildlife habitats, due to its topographic variety and assorted ecosystems. Rolling hills are predominant in this unit, consisting of open meadows with numerous wildflowers and mixed forest groves of aspen, pinyon pine, ponderosa pine, and blue spruce. Riparian life is also abundant in the unit as it sources the Huerfano River, Stanley Creek, Deep Canyon Creek, and Manzanares Creek, among other unnamed creeks, tributaries, and gulches that drain south through the unit. BLM’s Stanley Creek provides exceptional wildlife habitat and connectivity for numerous wildlife species, including black bear, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, mountain lion, as well as potential habitat and range for the threatened and endangered species Canadian lynx. BLM recently documented this natural landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics , however this wild area is not managed for such. This can change! We need your voice of support for Stanley Creek and similar wild areas in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, coming October 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. Stay tuned next week as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, worthy of administrative protection. @Mypubliclands #SeeBLM  #yourpubliclands 
BLM’s Cucharas Canyon is a rare intact wild canyon area on Colorado’s eastern plains. Once vital 
for Native Indians, American settlers and ranchers, can now be enjoyed as a camping trip, hike, horseback ride, or hunting opportunity. 
Take a through-hike down the canyon and enjoy the sounds of the trickling river or the cascading song of a canyon wren. Or visit one of the lookouts on either side for a scenic vista of the Spanish 
Peaks over this colorful picturesque canyon. 
Life abounds in this wild and exceptional natural area. The Cucharas Canyon area has high habitat 
and range values for a number of wildlife species, including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, black 
bear, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, mountain lion, as well as valued bird species, 
particularly species of concern, like the scaled quail and bald eagle. 
BLM documented this rugged natural landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics, 
however this wild area is not managed for such. This can change! 
We need your voice of support for Cucharas Canyon and similar wild areas in BLM’s upcoming 
Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, coming October 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. 
Stay tuned next week as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, worthy 
of administrative protection. @mypubliclands #SeeBLM #yourpubliclands #BLMWild
BLM’s Cucharas Canyon is a rare intact wild canyon area on Colorado’s eastern plains. Once vital for Native Indians, American settlers and ranchers, can now be enjoyed as a camping trip, hike, horseback ride, or hunting opportunity. Take a through-hike down the canyon and enjoy the sounds of the trickling river or the cascading song of a canyon wren. Or visit one of the lookouts on either side for a scenic vista of the Spanish Peaks over this colorful picturesque canyon. Life abounds in this wild and exceptional natural area. The Cucharas Canyon area has high habitat and range values for a number of wildlife species, including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, black bear, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, mountain lion, as well as valued bird species, particularly species of concern, like the scaled quail and bald eagle. BLM documented this rugged natural landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics , however this wild area is not managed for such. This can change! We need your voice of support for Cucharas Canyon and similar wild areas in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, coming October 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. Stay tuned next week as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, worthy of administrative protection. @mypubliclands #SeeBLM  #yourpubliclands  #BLMWild 
Successful weekend for our South Park Alpine Restoration Project Part II: trail building at Beaver Creek, north of Fairplay. Big thanks to all the hardworking volunteers, as well as our partners: @u.s.forestservice South Park Ranger District, @saveamosquito, and @Wrv.restore. We look forward to continuing these South Park Alpine Restoration Projects in 2019. Thanks for the photos @misiballard #mypubliclands #coloradowild #wildcolorado
Successful weekend for our South Park Alpine Restoration Project Part II: trail building at Beaver Creek, north of Fairplay. Big thanks to all the hardworking volunteers, as well as our partners: @u.s.forestservice South Park Ranger District, @saveamosquito, and @Wrv.restore. We look forward to continuing these South Park Alpine Restoration Projects in 2019. Thanks for the photos @misiballard #mypubliclands  #coloradowild  #wildcolorado 
BLM’s Cooper Mountain is a large and diverse 20,000+ acre area, bounded by the historic Gold 
Belt Byways of Phantom Canyon Road and Shelf Road between Cañon City and Cripple Creek. 
Recreation is popular to the west in the Garden Park/Oil Well Flats area off of Shelf Road, an area 
also protected for its nationally renowned paleontological sites. 
Cooper Mountain offers excellent opportunities for solitude and backcountry experiences. 
Established trails from either side of the mountain take you from the arid canyon terrain through 
mixed-forests, to high elevation grasslands. Take in views of Pikes Peak, the Wet Mountains, or 
the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from the buttes and lookouts atop Cooper Mountain. 
Cooper Mountain’s rugged topography, but also diverse ecosystems, support many wildlife 
species, including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, mountain lion, swift fox, black bear, elk, deer, and pronghorn, not to mention valuable bird species such as the American peregrine falcon, bald 
eagle, golden eagle, scaled quail, great blue heron, and Mexican spotted owl habitat. 
BLM documented this rugged natural landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics, 
however most of this wild area is currently unprotected. We need your voice of support for Cooper Mountain and similar wild areas in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, 
coming October 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. 
Stay tuned next week as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas worthy of administrative protections. @mypubliclands #seeblm #yourpubliclands #blmwild
BLM’s Cooper Mountain is a large and diverse 20,000+ acre area, bounded by the historic Gold Belt Byways of Phantom Canyon Road and Shelf Road between Cañon City and Cripple Creek. Recreation is popular to the west in the Garden Park/Oil Well Flats area off of Shelf Road, an area also protected for its nationally renowned paleontological sites. Cooper Mountain offers excellent opportunities for solitude and backcountry experiences. Established trails from either side of the mountain take you from the arid canyon terrain through mixed-forests, to high elevation grasslands. Take in views of Pikes Peak, the Wet Mountains, or the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from the buttes and lookouts atop Cooper Mountain. Cooper Mountain’s rugged topography, but also diverse ecosystems, support many wildlife species, including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, mountain lion, swift fox, black bear, elk, deer, and pronghorn, not to mention valuable bird species such as the American peregrine falcon, bald eagle, golden eagle, scaled quail, great blue heron, and Mexican spotted owl habitat. BLM documented this rugged natural landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics , however most of this wild area is currently unprotected. We need your voice of support for Cooper Mountain and similar wild areas in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, coming October 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. Stay tuned next week as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas worthy of administrative protections. @mypubliclands #seeblm  #yourpubliclands  #blmwild 
BLM’s Upper Red Canyon, located north of Cañon City, boasts a massive backcountry complete 
with trickling streams, high grasslands, cavernous valleys, red rock outcroppings, and mountainous views. 
Life abounds in this wild and expansive natural area. Listen for the cascading song of a canyon 
wren, one of the best songsters of the west. Or be on the lookout for other iconic birds in Upper Red Canyon, including the aerial moves of Lewis’s Woodpeckers as they catch insects, or the 
unmistakable great blue heron with its long legs, neck, and dagger like bill, or one of many birds of 
prey on the hunt, including the American Peregrine Falcon and bald eagle. 
Excellent opportunities for primitive recreation are also abundant in Upper Red Canyon, including hunting, fishing, horseback riding, backpacking, hiking, wildlife viewing, and photography. Rock 
climbing is also quite popular in this area, particularly in the eastern section of Upper Red Canyon 
along Shelf Road, which offers first-class climbing on the red sandstone and limestone cliff walls. 
BLM documented this rugged natural landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics, 
however this wild area is currently unprotected. This can change! 
We need your voice of support for Upper Red Canyon and similar wild areas in BLM’s upcoming 
Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, coming October 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. 
Stay tuned next week as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, worthy 
of administrative protection. @mypubliclands #SeeBLM #yourpubliclands #BLMWild
BLM’s Upper Red Canyon, located north of Cañon City, boasts a massive backcountry complete with trickling streams, high grasslands, cavernous valleys, red rock outcroppings, and mountainous views. Life abounds in this wild and expansive natural area. Listen for the cascading song of a canyon wren, one of the best songsters of the west. Or be on the lookout for other iconic birds in Upper Red Canyon, including the aerial moves of Lewis’s Woodpeckers as they catch insects, or the unmistakable great blue heron with its long legs, neck, and dagger like bill, or one of many birds of prey on the hunt, including the American Peregrine Falcon and bald eagle. Excellent opportunities for primitive recreation are also abundant in Upper Red Canyon, including hunting, fishing, horseback riding, backpacking, hiking, wildlife viewing, and photography. Rock climbing is also quite popular in this area, particularly in the eastern section of Upper Red Canyon along Shelf Road, which offers first-class climbing on the red sandstone and limestone cliff walls. BLM documented this rugged natural landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics , however this wild area is currently unprotected. This can change! We need your voice of support for Upper Red Canyon and similar wild areas in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, coming October 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. Stay tuned next week as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, worthy of administrative protection. @mypubliclands #SeeBLM  #yourpubliclands  #BLMWild 
Eightmile Mountain is one of the wildest unprotected areas in the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office. 
Its deep valleys, rolling hills, and mountain ridges provide excellent opportunities for primitive 
recreation and solitude, as well as support a wide variety of plant species and wildlife habitat. 
This 19,000+ contiguous acre area provides high habitat and range values for black bear, elk, deer, 
pronghorn, mountain lion, Aberts squirrel, and Brazilian free tailed bat. Valued bird species also take refuge in this #BLMWild area, including the bald eagle, scaled quail, wild turkey, and Lewis’s 
woodpecker. 
A hike or horseback to Thompson Point, from one of two BLM trailheads, offers an incredible Colorado viewscape: scenic landscape views of the snowcapped Sangre de Cristo Mountains 
draping over central Colorado’s canyon country, highlighted by the Arkansas River and Bighorn Sheep Canyon. 
BLM Royal Gorge documented this rugged and awesome landscape for its 
#landswithwildernesscharacteristics, however this wild area currently has no protections. This can change! 
We need your voice of support for Eightmile Mountain and similarly wild areas in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, expected to be released in Oct 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. 
Stay tuned the next few weeks as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, 
worthy of administration protection.  @mypubliclands #SeeBLM #yourpubliclands
Eightmile Mountain is one of the wildest unprotected areas in the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office. Its deep valleys, rolling hills, and mountain ridges provide excellent opportunities for primitive recreation and solitude, as well as support a wide variety of plant species and wildlife habitat. This 19,000+ contiguous acre area provides high habitat and range values for black bear, elk, deer, pronghorn, mountain lion, Aberts squirrel, and Brazilian free tailed bat. Valued bird species also take refuge in this #BLMWild  area, including the bald eagle, scaled quail, wild turkey, and Lewis’s woodpecker. A hike or horseback to Thompson Point, from one of two BLM trailheads, offers an incredible Colorado viewscape: scenic landscape views of the snowcapped Sangre de Cristo Mountains draping over central Colorado’s canyon country, highlighted by the Arkansas River and Bighorn Sheep Canyon. BLM Royal Gorge documented this rugged and awesome landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics , however this wild area currently has no protections. This can change! We need your voice of support for Eightmile Mountain and similarly wild areas in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, expected to be released in Oct 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. Stay tuned the next few weeks as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, worthy of administration protection. @mypubliclands #SeeBLM  #yourpubliclands 
Thanks to everyone that made Part 1 of our South Park Alpine Restoration Project a huge success this weekend! Shout out to our partners: @u.s.forestservice South Park Ranger District, MRHI @saveamosquito, and @wrv.restore. Join us for Part 2 of our South Park Alpine Project on Sept 8-9. See www.wildconnections.org for more info. #mypubliclands #coloradowild
Thanks to everyone that made Part 1 of our South Park Alpine Restoration Project a huge success this weekend! Shout out to our partners: @u.s.forestservice South Park Ranger District, MRHI @saveamosquito, and @wrv.restore. Join us for Part 2 of our South Park Alpine Project on Sept 8-9. See www.wildconnections.org for more info. #mypubliclands  #coloradowild 
Falls Gulch Mountain and the Sand Gulch area North of Cotopaxi offer exceptional backcountry 
hiking and big game hunting opportunities. It encompasses the epitome of the Arkansas River 
Canyonlands with dense pinion-juniper woodlands that roll over hilly and canyoned terrain, while also providing mid-elevation mixed forests in the higher sections to the north. 
BLM’s North of Cotopaxi unit also encompasses rare and vulnerable riparian plant communities and wetlands on the east side of Falls Gulch Mountain, an area so diverse that Wild Connections 
and partners hosted a public BioBlitz here a few years ago to document the area’s rich biodiversity. 
A hike to the top of Falls Gulch Mountain offers incredible views of the surrounding Bighorn Sheep Canyon with the jagged Sangre de Cristo Mountains providing a picturesque background. 
BLM Royal Gorge documented this incredible landscape for its 
#landswithwildernesscharacteristics, however this special wild area currently has no protections. 
This can change! We need your voice of support for North of Cotopaxi and similarly wild areas in 
BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, scheduled to be released in Oct 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. 
Stay tuned the next few weeks as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, 
worthy of administration protection. @mypubliclands #SeeBLM #yourpubliclands #BLMWild
Falls Gulch Mountain and the Sand Gulch area North of Cotopaxi offer exceptional backcountry hiking and big game hunting opportunities. It encompasses the epitome of the Arkansas River Canyonlands with dense pinion-juniper woodlands that roll over hilly and canyoned terrain, while also providing mid-elevation mixed forests in the higher sections to the north. BLM’s North of Cotopaxi unit also encompasses rare and vulnerable riparian plant communities and wetlands on the east side of Falls Gulch Mountain, an area so diverse that Wild Connections and partners hosted a public BioBlitz here a few years ago to document the area’s rich biodiversity. A hike to the top of Falls Gulch Mountain offers incredible views of the surrounding Bighorn Sheep Canyon with the jagged Sangre de Cristo Mountains providing a picturesque background. BLM Royal Gorge documented this incredible landscape for its #landswithwildernesscharacteristics , however this special wild area currently has no protections. This can change! We need your voice of support for North of Cotopaxi and similarly wild areas in BLM’s upcoming Eastern Colorado Draft plan revision, scheduled to be released in Oct 2018, with a 90-day public comment period. Stay tuned the next few weeks as we continue to highlight BLM RGFO’s most awesome wild areas, worthy of administration protection. @mypubliclands #SeeBLM  #yourpubliclands  #BLMWild 
Last call for volunteers! Join us this weekend for our @u.s.forestservice South Park Alpine Restoration Project. Volunteer for 1-3 Days over Aug 17-19 to help restore #usfs North Tarryall Creek watershed. Free meals and camping! See www.wildconnections.org for details. #mypubliclands #coloradowild
Last call for volunteers! Join us this weekend for our @u.s.forestservice South Park Alpine Restoration Project. Volunteer for 1-3 Days over Aug 17-19 to help restore #usfs  North Tarryall Creek watershed. Free meals and camping! See www.wildconnections.org for details. #mypubliclands  #coloradowild 
Beautiful hike this weekend up Emerald Valley in @blmcoloraod Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area. See www.wildconnections.com for upcoming events. Thanks @curtnimz for the photos! @mypubliclands #seeblm #blmwild #yourpubliclands
Beautiful hike this weekend up Emerald Valley in @blmcoloraod Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area. See www.wildconnections.com for upcoming events. Thanks @curtnimz for the photos! @mypubliclands #seeblm  #blmwild  #yourpubliclands