The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act was introduced in Congress in 2019 as a comprehensive public lands bill that would protect wild places throughout Colorado, each of which have been a part of individual legislative proposals in the past. Specifically, the bill will create new and sustainable recreational opportunities and expand Wilderness in the White River and San Juan National Forests, permanently withdraw the Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing, honor our veterans and founding-members of the modern ski industry by establishing the nation’s first National Historic Landscape at Camp Hale, and increase public access to, and management of, fishing areas in the Curecanti National Recreation Area.
The CORE Act passed the U.S. House in October 2019, and we need Senator Gardner’s support to help it pass the Senate. The CORE Act is the best opportunity and the closest our community has come to realizing permanent protections for Thompson Divide and Continental Divide.
- Urge Sen. Gardner to vote YES for the CORE Act and thank Sen. Bennet for supporting it. Draft letters provided below.
- You can also call the Senators – Gardner: (202) 224-5941 | Bennet: (202) 224-5852. Talking points provided below.
Once you’ve submitted your letters, please also consider:
- Posting photos and videos of yourself recreating on public lands to social media, tagging Senators Gardner and Bennet, and Wilderness Workshop. Sample posts provided below.
- Spreading the word about the CORE Act on social media and asking your friends and family to contact Senators Gardner and Bennet.