Rep. Polis' staff hosts public meetings to review Hidden Gems Wilderness proposal

U.S. Representative Jared Polis' (D-Colo.) office is hosting public meetings to review the Hidden Gems Wilderness proposal, and wants to hear from responsible off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders. If you want to help protect the OHV trails that you, your family and your friends enjoy, this is an opportunity you can't afford to miss.

The Hidden Gems Wilderness Proposal was presented to Polis last month. This proposal seeks to designate 379,000 acres of public land as federal Wilderness, and it affects riding areas in the White River and Gunnison National Forests, such as the Flattops, Basalt Mountain, Red Tables, Thompson Creek and other areas.

Meetings are held at Polis' Frisco office. The meetings will allow area residents and stakeholders to share their input, dissect proposal maps, and address questions regarding the Hidden Gems Wilderness proposal with Polis district representative for the area, Nissa Erickson. For more information about the public meetings, please click here.

Remaining Meeting schedule until Memorial Day recess:

Wednesday, May 12: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Newly announced Community Forums:

Tuesday, June 1
5:30-7:00 pm
Boulder Public Library
Canyon Theater
1000 Canyon Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80302

Thursday, June 3
5:30-7:00 pm
Battle Mountain High School
151 Miller Ranch Road
Edwards, CO 81632

Friday, June 4
12:00-1:30 pm
Colorado Mountain College,
Breckenridge Campus
Community Auditorium
107 Denison Placer Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Please attend one of the meetings and encourage your friends to join you! If you attend a meeting, be sure to urge Polis not to introduce legislation involving the Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign.

To access tips on how to prepare for the town hall meeting, visit the AMA Get Involved page and select "Communicate with Elected Officials" for details on how to prepare for the town hall meeting.