WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act on Thursday.
The CORE Act establishes new wilderness areas and existing outdoor recreation opportunities are safeguarded as part of an effort to boost the economy for years to come.
Under the bill, about 73,000 of the 400,000 acres of land protected are new wilderness areas. Nearly 80,000 are new recreation and conservation management areas which look to preserve existing outdoor use of the land for activities such as hiking and mountain biking.
Despite passing the house, the CORE Act is not expected to have an easy road in the senate.