Open house set on Hunter-Smuggler plan in Aspen |

Open house set on Hunter-Smuggler plan in Aspen

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

ASPEN – The Hunter Creek-Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan will be the focus of an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Rio Grande meeting room in Aspen.

The plan is a joint effort of the U.S. Forest Service, the city of Aspen, Pitkin County and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. It addresses about 4,000 acres of Forest Service land adjacent to the city/county Smuggler Mountain Open Space, including areas of Smuggler and the Hunter Creek Valley. The plan makes recommendations for habitat and forest-health improvement and envisions new trails along with the closure of some existing ones.

The plan has been through 18 months of drafting and review and is now in the final stages of conceptual approval. Representatives from the four agencies involved in its development will be available to discuss its proposals, answer questions and take comments.

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