Public Lands

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

I commit to being a zealous guardian of our public lands and advocate for laws and policies that support the interests of Colorado, now and into the future.

Our 2nd Congressional District holds some of the crown jewels of the state for outdoor recreation.  They are also the foundation of jobs and the clean air and water of our state.

There is so much at stake in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, both economically and environmentally:

  • 71% of Colorado residents participate in motorized and non-motorized outdoor recreation
  • Visitors and residents contribute over $34 billion in annual economic activity on outdoor recreation
  • This activity and spending on outdoor recreations creates nearly four times as many direct jobs (229,000) as the oil and gas industry (39,000) and the mining industry (19,000) combined

* source: Outdoor Industry Association’s (OIA) 2017 report

From Winter Park to Vail, from Rocky Mountain National Park to Horsetooth Reservoir, residents and visitors seek out these spaces to enjoy the great outdoors.  Our federal and state public lands deserve to be protected so that they can continue to be a key driver in our state’s economy, and so they exist for future generations of Coloradans.