TU Releases Report On Importance of Roadless Areas

January 5, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Yesterday Trout Unlimited issued a report on the importance of preserving roadless areas in Colorado, noting that without significant access to roadless public lands, species preservation becomes impossible and the entire hunting and fishing industry is threatened. Their report appears in the “TU In the News” column on the homepage of the TU Web site.
You can also read Bill McKeown’s analysis of the debate over roadless area access in the Colorado Spring Gazette.”Jim Bartschi, president of Montrose-based Scott Fly Rods, said Colorado’s roadless areas support a hunting and fishing industry that brings in nearly as much each year as the state’s often-vaunted ski industry. He said that in 2002, not a particularly good year for tourism, hunting and fishing generated more than $1.5 billion for the state’s economy.”