The primary purpose of this project is to create a visitor use management strategy to restore and preserve the natural conditions by addressing biophysical impacts resulting from increasing overnight use within the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The proposed Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness Overnight Visitor Use Management Plan will define an overnight visitor carrying capacity per zone for a number of groups at one time (GAOT). The GAOT capacity allocation will serve as a primary indicator threshold which when exceeded could potentially trigger a limited entry permit system for a zone.
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado
Forests: Gunnison Ranger District, West Zone/Aspen Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District