Free public slideshow about the San Juan National Forest

Horseback Riders for a Wild San Juan Mountains will present the second of five slideshows covering environmental topics concerning the San Juan National Forest at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Higher Grounds Coffee. This event is and is free and open to the public.

This slideshow will focus on the San Juan Citizens Alliance “Citizens’ Plan For A Wild San Juan,” a science-based, multi-year plan to ”protect large landscapes of wildlife habitat and promote sustainable local communities with economies benefiting from wild lands, wildlife protection and restoration.” The slideshow will be presented by Jimbo Buickerood, staff organizer, San Juan Citizens Alliance

We live in one of the healthiest forests in the Southern Rockies Ecoregion. To keep it that way we need to understand what areas of our public lands are still intact and healthy, what has been degraded and why and what can be done about it. If you care about the national forest that surround us, this slideshow is a chance to see what can be done to keep it that way.

Horseback Riders for a Wild San Juan Mountains is a new non-profit that will bring a local environmental voice to our public land issues and build collaborative support and involvement in these issues by horseback riders and others in Pagosa Springs.

For more information concerning this Winter Speaker Series, or to learn more about Horseback Riders for a Wild San Juan Mountains, send an e-mail to bevkresz@centurytel.net or call 731-3471.