Hermosa Creek

September 30, 2016--Hundreds weigh in on Hermosa Creek management plan (Durango Herald)

Several hundred public comments were received regarding a resource management plan for the Hermosa Creek Watershed Management Plan, 


July 26, 2016--Wildlife officials to poison invasive fish in East Fork of Hermosa Creek (Durango Herald)

Next week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials will be treating a two-mile section of the East Fork of Hermosa Creek as part of ongoing efforts to eliminate invasive fish species and restore native Colorado River cutthroat trout to the watershed. The section, which stretches from below Sig Creek Falls to just above the confluence on the main stem, will be treated with an organic p


August 3, 2015--Hermosa Creek trout restoration project continues (Pagosa Daily Post)

The multi-year project to restore native Colorado River cutthroat trout to more than 20 miles of the Hermosa Creek watershed is continuing this summer. The project is a cooperative effort of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service and Trout Unlimited. The Hermosa Creek project is one of the largest native trout restoration project ever done in the state.


July 25, 2015--Managing the future of Hermosa Creek (Durango Herald)

Campsites, roads, wildlife habitat and all the other aspects of the Hermosa Creek area are getting special scrutiny this year as part of an extended planning project. Congress designated the Hermosa Creek Wilderness and Special Management Area in December. Now, as part of the law that created the management area, the San Juan National Forest must decide what rules and projects


January 4, 2015--Hermosa Creek act could serve as a model (Denver Post)

There is no small amount of satisfaction to be had in last month's federal approval of a locally crafted protection measure for the lovely area of Southwest Colorado known as Hermosa Creek. We feel the need to pinch ourselves in disbelief that Congress could have found a way to approve something so constructive, with bipartisan support.


December 13, 2014--Hermosa Creek area protection included in military spending bill (Grand Junction Sentinel)

It required pairing two unlikely bedfellows of national defense and public lands, but western Colorado apparently will see new wilderness designated under a military spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Friday, which is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk.


December 4, 2014--Defense act includes Hermosa bill (Durango Herald)

The Hermosa Creek wilderness bill has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act, again raising hopes among supporters that Congress will pass the bill before the session ends. The defense act is one of the few remaining bills Congress is expected to debate this year.


November 29, 2014--A bill to protect Hermosa Creek has only weeks left to pass Congress (Denver Post)

Colorado lawmakers are racing the clock to pass a bipartisan wilderness bill that would protect wide swaths of the Hermosa Creek region, in the southwest corner of the state. The measure is in a strong position after a key U.S.


November 14, 2014--Panel passes Hermosa Creek bill (Durango Herald)

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act with language that more faithfully follows the original language in the bill developed by community stakeholders. The Senate amendment clarified language in the House version that Rep.


September 21, 2014--Hermosa Creek watershed bill changes rankle locals that crafted the original bill (Coyote Gulch)

From the San Juan Citizens Alliance: The House Committee on Natural Resources failed today to honor the community consensus on the protection of the Hermosa Creek watershed that was fashioned by diverse stakeholders over many years.


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