Parking and dispersed camping along half mile of Hermosa Park Road temporarily closed in October to allow for Fish Barrier Project
Credit: USFS press release
Release Date: Sep 18, 2013
DURANGO - Installation of a fish barrier on the East Fork of Hermosa Creek will require temporary closure of approximately 15 acres of National Forest lands to parking and dispersed camping along half a mile of the Hermosa Park Road (Forest Road #578) near the Upper Hermosa Trailhead from Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 to Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (See attached map.) During this time, public access to the upper Hermosa Creek Trailhead and parking lot will remain open and will not be affected however, the public is asked to observe and follow posted signs in the project area and to watch for heavy equipment traffic.
The project is the first part of implementation for the Hermosa Creek and East Fork Hermosa Creek Fish Barriers Project, which will continue the recovery effort Colorado River cutthroat trout in the Hermosa Roadless area. Recovery efforts are aimed at preventing the federal listing of the species as threatened or endangered Under the Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Conservation Agreement and Strategy adopted in 2001 by the states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
A copy of the Final Environmental Assessment and the Decision Notice detailing the project are available at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/sanjuan/projects
For more information, please contact Clay Kampf, 970 385-1220.