Jared Polis (Democrat-Colorado) proposed H.R. 688 to adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes.
The bill was introduced on January 24, 2017 and passed by a voice vote on February 6, 2017. The bill was received in the Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
The bill is to adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado to include 92.95 acres of land generally depicted as “The Wedge” on the map entitled “Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment” dated 2013. Any lots of land described in the bill will be included in the National Forest boundary only after written permission from private land owners, if any.
The new boundaries will be considered as “in existence since January 1, 1965” in consideration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
This bill does not open any of the newly incorporated lands to motorized vehicle use.
Owners of non-Federal lands within the boundary of the newly incorporated area who have historically accessed their properties through land currently or potentially owned in the future by the U.S. Government shall continue to have motorized access through any existing roadways.
Scott Tipton (Republican – Colorado)
Doug Lamborn (Republican – Colorado.