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It’s time. Time to take action on Wolf Creek.  (not that we haven’t been taking it all along… but you know what I mean.)

Next week we are sending a delegation to Washington, D.C. to meet with our elected officials and officials from various departments entrusted with protecting Wolf Creek Pass. Our ask is simple: for the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Tom Tidwell, to issue a stay of the land exchange that paves the way for the destruction of Wolf Creek Pass.

Here’s where you come in. Help strengthen the delegates voices by adding your own voice to the discussion.  Click here to sign a letter to Chief Tidwell, and then share it with your friends.

A few voices in D.C. don’t carry much weight. A few voices amplifying the voices of hundreds or thousands do.

Make your voice heard.


Here’s a press release on the delegates’ trip and some activities that are planned around it.


Local Actions Planned In Support Of Delegates

DURANGO, CO – June 18, 2013 – Representatives from San Juan Citizens Alliance, Chama Peak Land Alliance, Wildlands Network, and others are traveling to Washington, D.C. next week to raise awareness of recent U.S. Forest Service decisions that pave the way for the destruction of Wolf Creek Pass.

The delegates will be supported by the actions of hundreds of community members mailing, emailing, and phoning officials to amplify the delegates’ call for the Chief of the Forest Service, Thomas Tidwell, to issue a stay of his agency’s Record of Decision approving a controversial land exchange with the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture development company.

In addition to a web-based letter writing campaign hosted by San Juan Citizens Alliance and an online petition hosted by Friends Of Wolf Creek, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council is hosting an all-day event on Wolf Creek Pass Saturday, June 20th. The event, Art for the Endangered Landscape, is an opportunity for artists and outdoor enthusiasts to document and honor the beauty and majesty of the Pass. Live music by reggae band Jah Kings and a catered lunch will be provided.

“We have hundreds of supporters that have been asking us for months how they can get involved in the fight to protect Wolf Creek Pass,” said Dan Olson, Executive Director of the San Juan Citizens Alliance. “This trip presents an opportunity for all of our voices to be heard. Speak now and strengthen the delegates’ message. No pillage at Wolf Creek. Not 30 years ago. Not today. Not on our watch.”

San Juan Citizens Alliance will be actively sharing updates from the trip on social media and the organization’s website.



Dan Olson
San Juan Citizens Alliance
Executive Director
970.259.3583 ext. 1

The San Juan Citizens Alliance advocates for clean air, pure water, and health lands – the foundations of resilient communities, ecosystems and economies in the San Juan Basin. For more information, visit our website at, on LinkedIn at, on Facebook at, or follow San Juan Citizens Alliance on Twitter at @SJCAlliance.

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