Letter from Senator Hickenlooper in support to ESWA




ESWA supports passage of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (CORE). The good news: CORE was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on September 22, this time as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, and will be taken up by the Senate for consideration. The result of decades of collaboration, CORE would add 20,196 precious acres to our three local Wilderness Areas -- Eagles Nest, Holy Cross, and Ptarmigan Peak. CORE would create three new local Wilderness Areas in the Tenmile Range, Williams Fork Mountains, and Hoosier Ridge. It will also establish the Tenmile Recreation Management Area with 10,000 additional non-Wilderness acres allowing continued mountain-bike access. CORE’s designation of Camp Hale as the first National Historic Landscape would honor our World War II veterans, and preserve an important page in Colorado’s outdoor recreation history as many veterans went on to open ski resorts and outdoor recreation businesses. Overall, CORE will protect 400,000 acres of Colorado public lands from development. Representative Boebert has called CORE a “land grab,” but CORE would provide new protections for just 1.8% of Colorado’s existing public lands, while enhancing our local recreational economy.

What You Can Do Now:

Check out the CORE Act Support Letter to ESWA from Senator John Hickenlooper.


Write and/or call Senators Bennet here 202-228-5097, and Hickenlooper here 202-224-5941. (If you vote in another state, write and call your Senators).


If you vote in CD2, write Representative Neguse here, and ask him to continue supporting passage of CORE.


If you vote in CD3, write Representative Boebert here and remind her the CORE Act is essential to the outdoor economy that fuels our state.