The Carbondale nonprofit, Wilderness Workshop, announced recently that more than 100 local businesses have signed on to support a campaign to celebrate the role that public lands play in bolstering the statewide economy.

A poster listing those businesses will be ­displayed in numerous locations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, the nonprofit says in a news release. Also, Conservation Colorado, a Denver nonprofit, has named the dozens of statewide businesses that have joined together to communicate their appreciation of public lands. Collectively, those businesses are urging U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to protect them in Congress by supporting the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, also known as CORE.

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