Forest Service proposes prohibiting dogs and glass at Wildwood Put-in

Media Contact: Shelly Grail Braudis, Aspen-Sopris District Recreation Manager, 970-404-3155, shelly.grail@usda.gov

ASPEN, Colo. – The White River National Forest is soliciting comments on a proposal to prohibit dogs and glass at the Wildwood Put-in on the Roaring Fork River above Aspen.

The proposal will align Forest Service regulations at Wildwood with those of the nearby Pitkin County Open Space and Trails’ North Star Nature Preserve, which is downstream. The proposal also prohibits parking in the fire lane adjacent to the Wildwood parking area.

“These regulations will help keep the public safe and better protect resources in the area,” said Aspen-Sopris District Ranger Kevin Warner. “The consistency will also make it simpler for the public to stay in compliance with the regulations downstream of Wildwood.”

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Planning and Outreach Manager Lindsey Utter said, “Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is thankful that the Forest Service is willing to work towards making this a seamless system for the user.”

More information about the proposal and how to comment is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58157. Comments need to be received by June 15, 2020.

The Forest Service has seen increasing public-use of Wildwood to float the Roaring Fork River over the past few years.

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