Forest Service sent responses to objections on November 17. Formal consultation is underway with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on cultural resources and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for Threatened and Endangered species. After consultation concludes, Forest Service plans to incorporate any additional mitigations, then issue a final decision. The documents, map, and other information are available on the Forest Service web site Bear Creek page.
Manitou Springs Master Planning for Open Space and Trails
Manitou Springs is developing their master plan for parks, open space, and trails. You can learn more and provide your ideas at several public meetings. All the meetings are in Manitou Springs city hall, 606 Manitou Avenue, and start Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Remaining meetings are: January 21, 2016: review priorities, strategies, and guidelines; April 14, 2016: review draft master plan. You can also check out Manitou Springs' web page.
The city of Colorado Springs has 4 design concepts for the new summit house. The city's web site has information on existing conditions and the 4 designs. You can also comment. The city's main summit house page has more information.
Ute Pass Trail Planning
El Paso County commissioners on October 13 voted 4-1 to approve the trail alignment for the Ute Pass Trail, with Darryl Glenn voting against. Additional information about the plan is available on El Paso County's Ute Pass Trail web page.
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We accomplish these goals by partnering with the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation, the Pikes Peak Highway, El Paso County Parks, Colorado Springs Utilities, and other volunteer and Friends organizations.