We are working to ensure that the multi-use trail proposed by Pitkin County up the Crystal Valley is built with the least impact to wildlife possible. The narrow nature of the Crystal Valley means there is limited amounts of undisturbed wildlife habitat in the critical valley bottom. Whether its critical calving or winter range or the last remaining large chunks of land without human development, we’re pushing the county to choose the most wildlife-friendly alignment. To be clear, we support the idea of a multi-use trail in the Crystal Valley and the county has incorporated ecological considerations into their planning process. As the county works to finalize a trail plan and alignment we’ll continue providing detailed information and informing our members about ways they can ensure the county gets it right for wildlife. Learn more on our Crystal Valley Trail page.