This past Monday, I attended the meeting Sen. Mark Udall hosted in Aspen to discuss his Central Mountains Outdoor Heritage Proposal. I was joined by business leaders and current and former mayors and county commissioners, all of us very supportive of Udall's proposal to protect appropriate and essential wilderness in our Valley. I want to thank Udall for his leadership in bringing together such a diverse group. His emphasis on listening to all his constituents and working together toward consensus wherever possible is a refreshing reminder of true leadership. I am sure Udall will move quickly and thoroughly to protect those few remaining wild lands in our region, and I, along with many others, appreciate his work on this crucial issue.