On February 2, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act (CORE Act) was introduced to both Chambers of the 117th Congress by Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper and Representatives Neguse, DeGette, Perlmutter, and Crow. The CORE Act is the most significant and broadly-supported effort to protect Colorado’s cherished lands, waters, and forests in a generation. It’s early re-introduction into the new Congress highlights how important this legislation is for Colorado and the nation.
The CORE Act would preserve roughly 400,000 acres of public lands, including the Continental Divide and Camp Hale, the San Juan Mountains, and the Thompson Divide, and it would officially define the boundaries of Curecanti National Recreation Area. Given the bill’s broad support, decades-long history of collaboration, and the ongoing threat of climate change, we are urging Congress to swiftly move and pass this legislation.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the CORE Act soon – tell Rep. Boebert to vote yes and thank Rep. Neguse for his support!
Wilderness Workshop, alongside our community, has fought to protect landscapes like the Thompson Divide and Continental Divide for over a decade, and now we finally have the opportunity to make protections for these places a reality in 2021– but we need YOUR help!
Help the CORE Act pass the US House of Representatives today!