Guest opinion: CORE Act is best chance yet to protect key back country areas
Credit: Bill Fales and David Lien, Post Independent
We speak for ranchers whose livelihoods thrive in-part due to the protected public lands in the Thompson Divide outside of Carbondale, and sportsman whose passions are nurtured by the pristine hunting and fishing habitats in the Continental Divide.
Healthy, unfragmented public lands in the Continental Divide provide some of the best habitat for wildlife and the best back country hunting opportunities in the Central Rockies.
Local ranchers similarly rely on the vast and rugged roadless areas of the Thompson Divide, which provide summer range that keeps local ranchers in business.
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