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Uniting to Protect Colorado’s Hermosa Creek Watershed [Video]

Efforts to protect Colorado’s Hermosa Creek watershed have brought together unlikely allies, a potential model to protect other wild places. Located just 10 miles from Durango, Hermosa Creek is a haven for hikers, mountain bikers, hunters, and anglers. A grassroots collaboration between these outdoor recreationists, small business owners, sportsmen and women, and others, kick-started legislation in Congress to protect this southwestern Colorado watershed. The bill calls for preserving historic uses in most areas, while designating 38,000 acres of wilderness and a 43,000-acre roadless area.