Roaring Fork Conservancy, Pitkin County, American Rivers, and the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association will host a public educational forum to explore the process of a Wild and Scenic River designation for the Crystal River. The forum panel will include Kay Hopkins from the White River National Forest, Chuck Wanner, former Ft. Collins city councilman who played an integral role in the designation of the Cache la Poudre as Wild & Scenic, Mike Moody from the Native Fish Society in Oregon who has participated in the Wild and Scenic process on the Molalla River in Oregon, and David Moryc, Senior Director of River Protection at American Rivers. The public is encouraged to participate to learn more about the process of designation, ask questions, and be part of the community to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of this possible designation for the Crystal River. What: Wild and Scenic River Educational Forum for the Crystal River When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm Redstone Inn, Redstone Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm Third Street Center, Carbondale Who: All community members, stakeholders, land owners, and business owners More Info: www.roaringfork.org/crystalriver Partners for this Educational Forum include Pitkin County, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association, Town of Carbondale, White River National Forest, Avalanche Ranch, Wilderness Workshop, Thompson Divide Coalition, American Whitewater, Western Rivers Institute, Roaring Fork Audubon Society, American Rivers, Native Fish Society, and the Sierra Club. ##### About Roaring Fork Conservancy: Roaring Fork Conservancy is the premier watershed conservation organization in the Roaring Fork Valley. Since 1996, it has built consensus on complex water issues by bridging the gaps between hard science, local and regional land use and energy policies, recreational interests, the requirements of a rural agricultural community, and the varied interests of both full and part-time residents in the Roaring Fork Valley. It served as the lead consultant on the recently-released Roaring Fork Watershed Plan.
Wild and Scenic Rivers Educational Forum for the Crystal River
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