Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.
The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year and we’re devoting this entire show to the topic.
First, we’ll look back on how the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness became protected. A group of local women had a hand in it.
The wilderness in our backyard is one of the busiest in the state. The Forest Service says some areas are being loved to death.
Another problem facing wilderness is private land smack-dab in the middle of these peaceful places. One local group is working to make wilderness more wild.
And, a group of local organizations is throwing a birthday bash for the Maroon Bells this weekend. We have the details.
That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition.