Join us to learn about our local public lands, ongoing resource planning processes, as well as the many uses and conflicts that arise within each unique area. Hikes will be 3 to 5 miles in length and have moderate difficulty. All hikes are free to the public!
Our first hike is this Saturday, April 19th to the Adobe Badlands Wilderness Study Area, northwest of Delta. Come explore this maze of arroyos and ravines, with ancient marine fossils scattered among pinon-junipers and threatened hookless cactus. Details below!
Conservation Spring Hike Series
- April 19th: Adobe Badlands Hike led by Sarah Sauter and the Conservation Center: Meet at Delta City Market @ 9am. To RSVP: 970-527-5307
- May 10th: Camel Back Addition Hike led by Robin Nicholoff and Western Colorado Congress. To RSVP: 970-256-7650
- June 7th: Dry Creek Hike by Sky Baldwin & the Uncompahgre Valley Association: Meet @ 9am in the parking lot at the turn-off for Rim Road from Shavano Valley Road (map). To RSVP: 970-256-7650
- June 14th: Jumbo Mountain & North Fork Alternative Hikes led by Sarah Sauter and the Conservation Center. To RSVP: 970-527-5307
The hikes are all located within Uncompahgre Field Office BLM management areas open for public comment under an upcoming Resource Management Plan (RMP). This RMP will guide BLM management actions on everything from energy extraction and development to river management and recreation for the next 20 years, so your comments are crucial in determining the future of our public lands.
Come learn about how to engage in this process, understand the resource issues at stake, and see the beauty of these areas!