CORE is an action group dedicated to maintaining off-road motorized, bike, and foot travel in the San Isabel - Pike National Forests and bordering BLM lands.

Spring 2017 Trash Clean Ups

CORE trash clean ups in the San Isabel National Forest and adjacent BLM Lands began on March 25th once the snow started to melt in the backcountry. We’ve found three sites where it looks like individuals were squatting on the land. The Forest Service asked us to join in the clean up of one particular site in the Fourmile North Trail System that required 4 long bed truck loads to haul out all the trash. It’s truly unbelievable what people discard in the backcountry without regard to the environment or wildlife. However, CORE is getting a handle on all these issues and we are proud to report the majority of trashed areas have been cleaned up.

Areas of focus over the past three weeks have been the Fourmile North Trail System, Chubb Park, Cottonwood Pass, and Browns Creek/Raspberry Gulch. The Forest Service asked us to join in the clean up of one particular site in the Fourmile North Trail System that required 4 long bed truck loads to haul out all the trash. Here are a few pictures from that clean up day...

        

It’s truly unbelievable what people discard in the backcountry without regard to the environment or wildlife. A trashed backcountry leads to a diminished outdoor experience and tends to encourage others to act irresponsibly. CORE plans to combat this with weekly clean up efforts combined with education for campers frequenting the area.  Together we can all make a difference in keeping Colorado clean!