Chief, USDA Forest Service, Tom Tidwell
Dear Chief Tidwell,
Recent actions by the Rio Grande National Forest have set into motion a plan that will destroy one of our nation’s most important wildlife movement corridors – Wolf Creek Pass.
A national coalition of conservation and climate modeling experts has identified Wolf Creek Pass as one of the top ten landscapes that should receive immediate and lasting protection as part of a national climate change strategy.
Protection of the area will:
1) sequester carbon and advance climate change mitigation objectives;
2) safeguard streams and aquifer sources that provide clean water for communities; and
3) conserve vital high altitude wildlife habitat that will preserve species biodiversity in the face of climate change.