Citizens Rally in Defense of Forests, Water, Public Lands

Aug 31, 2017

A crowd gathered in Glenwood Springs yesterday to rally on behalf of national forests and public lands. It was one of several events across the country, organized by the National Wildlife Federation and Wilderness Workshop. Local speakers ranged from an outdoor marketing firm, to the hunting and fishing community, and a local rancher. The crowd was encouraged to make their voices heard next to "Cardboard" Cory Gardner, a stand-in for the real senator who was invited but did not attend the rally. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has the first story.

The second story features KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh and National Wildlife Federation's David Ellenberger, talking about the rally and public lands protection.

Click here for full audio of each of the six official speakers.

Sloan Shoemaker, Executive Director of Wilderness Workshop.

David Ellenberger, Regional Outreach Campaigns Manager for the National Wildlife Federation.

Bob Shettel of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

Penn Newhard, Founder and Managing Partner of Backbone Media.

Bill Fales, Owner of Cold Mountain Ranch.

Adam McCurdy, Forest Programs Director From Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

Senator Corey Gardner made an appearance of sorts at Wednesday's Stand for Public Lands Event in Glenwood Springs. At left is North Fork Valley activist Pete Kolbenschlag. Right is David Ellenberger of National Wildlife Federation.
Credit AH Marsh Photo