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Public forum: required registration program for Weminuche Wilderness visitors

By Ann Bond
Special to The SUN

The San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests have scheduled public forums to be held this spring regarding a required registration program for recreational visitors in the Weminuche Wilderness.

Beginning in 2014, the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests will require recreationists to register prior to entering the Weminuche Wilderness. Registration will consist of a short, two-part form available online, at agency offices and major trailheads. An individual or group leader will fill out the form, deposit one part in a box at the trailhead and keep the other part while in the wilderness. There will be no fees associated with the program, and it will not impose any additional limits on use.

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This story was posted on April 11, 2013.