White River National Forest Considering Management Plan

Apr 24, 2015

Conundrum Hot Springs (file photo)
Credit High Country News

The White River National Forest is about to get deluged with summer users. The Forest Service is contemplating a management plan, but it won’t be implemented this year. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.

District Ranger Karen Schroyer says she needs more information from the public before making any decisions on how to curb the overuse in areas like Condundrum Hot Springs or the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness area. She plans to get feedback from recreationalists in Denver this summer.

“It’s important to only get feedback from the local community but from those who are not local but come here to recreate and we are doing that before we decide on any proposed action.”

Management changes, like permitting systems in particular areas, are likely.