Forest Service wants to permanent close 226k acres to recreational shooting in Colorado

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“When fully implemented, the 226,113 acres identified as unsuitable for shooting will be closed. The three geographic areas included in the current Dingell Act notice comprise 141,095 acres of that, including 94,900 acres when Devil’s Nose opens and 46,195 acres when the Clear Creek Shooting Sports Park opens. An additional Dingell Act notice will be provided at a future date to complete implementation.” — U.S. Forest Service

In Episode 360 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed rule to ban recreational shooting opportunities on 226,000 public lands acres deemed unsuitable for such opportunities. Are they unsuitable lands for this activity? Tune in to learn more.

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Photo Credit: Gabriella Hoffman / Colorado Springs, CO overlooking The Broadmoor

  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at

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