The Roadless Rule is one of Colorado‘s most controversial outdoors regulations. While some people think you need a road to access the wild, these roads often lead to development, and can ruin the habitat we need to pursue our sports. And, I think every hunter and angler doesn’t mind a bit of a hike to preserve our fish and wildlife habitat.
A 7-year battle to protect that very type of land in Colorado is finally complete, and we’re happy to report that the Colorado Roadless Rule, which protects 4.2 million acres of land in the state, has passed. According to Trout Unlimited, the move is integral in protecting species like Colorado‘s native cutthroat trout. Deer and elk also stand to benefit. But other states around the country are fighting to protect their wilderness.
Trout Unlimited‘s President Chris Wood had this to say: “This rule, while not perfect, sets the bar pretty high, and proves that sportsmen are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to protecting public lands and how they’re managed today, and in the future.”