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The Reporter Two-Way: Forest Service limits wilderness camping

Nov 5, 2017

U.S. Forest Service Ranger Eric Tierney talks with campers near Conundrum Hot Springs. Starting in 2018, backpackers will need a reservation to camp in this area.
Credit Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Last week, the U.S. Forest Service finalized its plan to limit overnight stays in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The most immediate change for backpackers and campers will be a paid-permitting system at Conundrum Hot Springs.

 


Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy breaks down what else is in the plan with producer Christin Kay.