Building “Momentum” for Our Public Lands

By WSCC 5 years ago

Greater Black Canyon Momentum Initiative

The Greater Black Canyon area offers extraordinary outdoor experiences, diverse cultures steeped in Native American, mining and agricultural traditions, and striking landscapes and natural features. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area alone saw a combined 1.2 million visitors, who contributed nearly $60 million to local economies, in 2016. Gunnison Gorge and Dominguez-Escalante national conservation areas, world-class ski destinations, state parks, agricultural and heritage tourism opportunities, and emerging arts and cultural scenes are also draws for visitors, as well as new and long-time residents.

The Greater Black Canyon Momentum Initiative aims to foster improved coordination, collaboration, and cohesion among communities along the major transportation corridors in Ouray, Gunnison, Delta and Montrose counties leading to the Black Canyon and other destinations. The Momentum Initiative will explore how community leaders, businesses, industries, local governments, and land managers can work with one another to build connectivity, and attract and accommodate future visitation, recreation and growth, while preserving the area’s unique, rural characteristics, and natural resources.

The Colorado Momentum Initiative and its associated regional initiatives are produced by National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), in collaboration with local, state, and national partners. Greater Black Canyon Initiative partners include: the City of MontroseDelta County Tourism, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. National Park Service, and Western Slope Conservation Center.

Workshop – October 13 in Delta

WHEN: October 13, 2017, 10:00-4:00
WHERE: Delta Family Center, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, CO, 81416
WHO: Stakeholders in local government, land management, education, outdoor recreation, sporting & angling, public health, conservation, tourism and hospitality, community and economic development in Ouray, Montrose, Gunnison and Delta Counties

RSVP: Via Eventbrite (Click here) ($10 registration fee includes lunch)

Please contact Vanessa Mazal at with questions, or to indicate special dietary preferences.

  Events, Programs, Public Lands
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