CPLA Comments on Village at Wolf Creek Pass Road Access Project

As you may have heard recently the Forest Service has decided to grant road access across USFS lands for access to a private parcel proposed for development into the Village at Wolf Creek. Last year the "land swap" option initially proposed was invalidated by a federal court that found the environmental analysis on which the land swap proposal was made to be insufficient. The "road corridor" option was examined as part of this same analysis and was deemed a less desirable option at the time.

Because the environmental analysis was completed more than five years ago and a federal court has deemed it to be insufficient, the Alliance feels that the best course of action is for the Forest Service to complete a new analysis that takes into account new and better information available today. The proposed development is almost certain to have adverse effects on wildlife and water resources, as well as put additional pressure on municipal and emergency services in Mineral and Archuleta Counties.

You can read more about the recent developments in this long-running controversy in this article from the Durango Herald. Read our comments to the Forest Service here.

 The Wolf Creek landscape. Photographer unknown.

The Wolf Creek landscape. Photographer unknown.