House adopts wilderness legislation under annual defense bill
- By Sophie Stuber, Planet Contributor
- Jul 24, 2020
- Originally published by the Telluride Daily Planet and written by Sophie Stuber
Summer is in full swing in Colorado. As the snow melts from high alpine slopes and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, wilderness areas and open space prove to be even more valuable. At a national level, Congress moved one step closer to enshrining more of the West’s natural landscapes as permanent designated wilderness.
On July 21, the House approved two big pieces of wilderness legislation in amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2021, which budgets annual defense spending. Wilderness protection in Colorado has…