Beaver Brook Watershed update

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The U.S. Forest Service is rolling the Beaver Brook watershed into the Roosevelt and Arapahoe national forests. Here’s a report from Vicky Gits writing for the Clear Creek Courant. From the article:

The U.S. Forest Service held a ribbon-cutting ceremony announcing that the Beaver Brook Watershed is officially part of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. After recently signing a deal for 900 acres previously owned by Clear Creek Open Space, the Forest Service controls 4,000 acres from Mount Evans Wilderness to Noble and Elk meadows, about 4 miles west of Highway 74 on Highway 103. The property begins at the old Squaw Pass gate.

From the watershed plan (pdf):

Beaver Brook Watershed is a unique open space in the Front
Range in that it is one of the last remaining undeveloped
subalpine forests. Its wildflower-filled meadows, bubbling
streams bounded by lush vegetation, forested slopes, abundant
wildlife, and dramatic rock outcroppings are beloved to many
people. Only 3.5 miles west on Squaw Pass Road from Route
74 in Bergen Park, it consists of 1,442 acres. Because of its
proximity to Evergreen and the Denver metropolitan area, it is
easily accessible to visitors. See Map 1, Open Space Purchase.

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