Draft decision on Recreational Sport Shooting Management Project released today
The draft decision will not affect lawful hunting with a firearm in areas where it is currently allowed
The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland released its draft decision on the Recreational Sport Shooting (RSS) Management Project today. View the full press release here. This collaborative project with the Northern Colorado Recreational Sport Shooting Management Partnership aims to provide safe, responsible and accessible recreational sport shooting opportunities while providing for public health and safety. The draft decision will not affect lawful hunting with a firearm in areas where it is currently allowed.
The draft decision is a modification of the local factors alternative that was previously released to the public for review. Feedback from alternative map meetings hosted by the Partnership helped identify strengths and weaknesses of the various alternatives and led the Forest Supervisor to select this modified alternative.
There are three components to the draft decision:
- Language amending the ARP Forest Plan to address management of RSS;
- A forest-wide map showing areas where RSS is unsuitable and will be restricted; and
- An adaptive management strategy that allows the Forest to quickly respond should new or unforeseen safety issues occur in the future.
Detailed information, including the draft decision and an interactive map, is available on the Forests’ website - scroll to the bottom of the page and look under the "Decision" tab for the specific details.