Public Lands Day bill passes CO Senate

Colorado Senate Bill 16-21 would create a Public Lands Day in Colorado on the 3rd Saturday of each May. The bill passed the senate committee unanimously on February 22, 2016 and the full Senate on March 2. Now the bill moves to the House.

CWF had testified in favor of the bill in January but noted it should be amended to include state parks and wildlife areas as welll as public lands managed by federal agencies. That addition now is contained in an amendment made at the February 22 hearing. Unfortunately, another amendment includes extraneous language that, in essence, says the federal land management agencies have done a poor job of managing and regulating the public lands they manage in Colorado.