The public and Filoha Meadows |

The public and Filoha Meadows

It has come to the attention of the Roaring Fork Conservancy that some opposition to public access on the newly acquired Filoha Open Space and conservation easement has arisen.

The Conservancy would like to propose that public access be allowed at Filoha Meadows under clearly defined management guidelines. Along with Pitkin County OST and other interests, we share the goal of preserving open space and encourage responsible public use on open space parcels where appropriate.

Filoha Meadows presents an educational opportunity for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley to learn about riparian habitat, wetlands, beavers, geothermal activity and fireflies. Providing access to such a treasure will further the mission of the Conservancy and enhance the experience of the public. By using existing roads and rail alignments, responsible low-impact use can occur at Filoha Meadows while the conservation values of the property are protected.

Jeanne M. Beaudry

Executive Director

Roaring Fork Conservancy

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