The San Juan Mountains – A Fish and Wildlife Paradise
The San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act would fortify some of the best hunting and fishing in the state. Protecting the headwaters of the San Miguel, Uncompahgre, and Animas watersheds, the bill would preserve 2.5 miles of Colorado River cutthroat trout habitat and 17 total river miles. Wildlife migration corridors for elk, deer, and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep would be safeguarded. Situated near the towns of Telluride, Norwood, Ouray, and Ridgway, these wilderness additions would be a sportsman’s dream materialized.
The San Miguel – An Astonishing River
The San Miguel River and its watershed are a sportsman’s mecca. The watershed encompasses high alpine tundra to sandstone cliffs boasting spectacular trout habitat. Elk, Horsefly, Red Canyon, Goat, and Deep Creeks abound with Colorado River cutthroat trout. Elk, mule deer, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and desert big horn sheep all call the San Miguel basin home, seasonally. The San Juan Mountain Wilderness Act would protect the San Miguel River, the landscape which feeds it, and the hunting and fishing opportunities it contains.
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Join the Sportsman’s Coalition for the protection of the San Miguel, and the passage of the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act