Public Lands Initiative

Last Saturday was Colorado Public Lands Day, and it was a beautiful one here in the Gunnison Country. In May 2016, Colorado became the first state in the nation to establish a state holiday for our public lands. Colorado Public Lands Day is a chance to celebrate how our public lands are central to our economy and our quality of life.

For those of us fortunate enough to live and work in Gunnison County, almost every day is a public lands day. Even from the comfort of our homes, a glimpse out the window reveals the jaw-dropping beauty of the lands that surround the Gunnison and East River Valleys. And although we may not be able to go to the mountains and forests for solace on a daily basis, the spirit of our community is fed seeing them from afar and knowing that we will return.

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