San Juan Mountains Wilderness Bill Introduced

Conservation Alliance grantee Wilderness Support Center reports that Rep. John Salazar introduced legislation today that would protect 61,000 acres of Wilderness in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. The legislation would expand the existing Mt. Sneffels and Lizard Head Wilderness Areas, establish the McKenna Peak Wilderness in western San Miguel County, create the Sheep Mountain Special Management Area along the alpine ridge between San Miguel and San Juan Counties, and prohibit oil and gas development in Naturita Canyon near Norwood.

Click here for the full press release from Congressman Salazar.