The Colorado chapter welcomed Ivan James to their leadership team, as Legislative Liaison. In addition, three Habitat Watch Volunteers (HWVs) have stepped up: Bill Roden for the Routt NF, Devin Duval (a U.S. Marine Corps veteran), also for the Routt NF, and John Noyes for the Uncompahgre NF. Luke Kline represented Colorado BHA at the Durango Fly Fishing Film Tour and Michael Willie did the same at the Colorado Springs Hunting Film Tour.
Adam Gall hosted a Pints Night in Paonia, Brad Nicol and Adam Gall represented Colorado BHA at CPW’s Partners in the Outdoors Conference, Oren Schmidt organized the chapter’s involvement in the Harris Park Shooting Range cleanup, Craig Grother met with local members at the Telluride Angler Flyshop, and Kevin & Angie Tim (Seek Outside owners/founders) we’re featured in multiple Colorado Public Lands Day news stories. Geordie Robinson organized the chapter’s 3rd Annual Wild Game Cook-Off at Grossen Bart Brewery in Longmont, with more than 70 attendees and over $1,400 raised!
Russell Bassett (an Iraq War veteran) is leading the chapter’s upcoming introduction of public lands “Meetup” events. Rick Seymour (a U.S. Air Force veteran) was recognized as BHA Member of the Month (May 2017) and Colorado BHA was recognized as Chapter of the Month. Among his multiple efforts to grow BHA’s boots-on-the-ground effectiveness in Colorado, Rick teamed up with the BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field office to post ATV/OHV enforcement signage on 10 trails where the BLM has detected illegal motorized access.
The chapter also has two formal “Groups” (i.e., sub-chapters) forming: one in the greater Colorado Springs/SE Colorado area (contact Ty Woodward for additional information: [email protected]) and another in the Denver metro area (contact Jeff Finn for information: [email protected]). Also check out the Colorado State University (CSU) and Western State Colorado University (WSCU) Backcountry Hunters & Anglers on Facebook.
For additional information on the issues addressed above see:
-Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Appoint Legislative Liaison (Ivan James) And Habitat Watch Volunteer (Bill Roden)
-Colorado BHA Habitat Watch Volunteer Devin Duval-Routt National Forest
-Rick Seymour. “Grand Junction based manufacturer [Seek Outside] recently awarded [BHA’s] Larry Fischer award.” Grand Junction, Colo., Daily Sentinel: 5/8/17 (scroll down)
-Celebrating our natural treasures (featuring Colorado BHA’s Kevin & Angie Timm, owners/founders of Seek Outside)
-Colorado BHA’s 3rd Annual Wild Game Cook-Off Report (6/2/17)
-Colorado BHA Teams-Up with BLM Field Office To Protect Habitat & Access -Check out the Colorado State University (CSU) Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: https://www.facebook.com/BHACSU/
-And the Western State Colorado University (WSCU) Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: http://www.western.edu/current-students/lead-leadership-engagement-and-development/inter-club-council