Skyline Hogbacks Preservation Campaign Cañon City, Colorado
Citizens for the Preservation of the Skyline Drive Hogbacks in Cañon City,
We the residents
of Cañon City, Colorado will collaboratively work together with the Mayor
and Council members focusing on community and preservation of the Hogback and
Skyline Drive area. We will encourage responsible city planning to preserve
and enhance the historical, geological, ecological and scenic resources of the
area. We will seek to reach out to residents of Cañon City as we pursue
Open Space Area Restoration Project Updates!
Skyline Hogback Open Space/Skyline Drive Volunteer Day in honor of Earth Day
Raking and grooming trails, seeding, trash pick-up
water, gloves, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, your own tools (rake, shovel) City
will provide trash bags and dump truck.
Sunday, April 12th, 2015 9:00 am to Noon
Volunteers meet up at Margaret Park (5th and Burrage Avenue) Volunteer waivers
will need to be signed. Rex Brady, Canon City Parks Director and Gerry Buser,
Foreman will have a plan of action and disperse groups to areas needing attention.
FREE PIZZA WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER THE EVENT
AT PIZZA MADNESS. (Sponsored by Pizza Madness and Fremont Adventure Recreation
Hope to see you on the 12th! Thanks for
your support! Our mailing list has grown to 99 individuals! Wow! Great
involvement from our community.
of the area that has been completed: The
Hogbacks Courtesy of Lower Arkansas Mountain Bicycling Association
uncontrolled use is allowed to continue the following negative effects will also
Loss of Vegetation
Bodily Injury and Possible Loss of Life
of Life for Residents in Cañon City Jeopardized
Real Estate Value
View of Hogback Area
This is a skyline view
of the Skyline Hogbacks as they look after being literally torn up by ATV's. Vegetation
has been replaced by tire tracks, leaving the loose sediment an easy target for
frequent and strong Colorado wind erosion as well as stormwater issues. Photo
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Hogbacks - Before and After Photos
displays 1997 and 2008 photos of the Hogback area. Damage resulting from off-road
vehicles can easily be seen in the comparison photographs.
were presented in PowerPoint format at the May 1, 2008 City Council Hogbacks
is an aerial view taken by local resident, Jim Skinner. This photo shows the unique
geological formation of the Dakota Hogback Ridge that begins in New Mexico and
extends into Wyoming. This is a geological treasure that must be preserved for
our future generations.
Click on the
photo to the left and it will enlarge in a new window.
From its beginning in July 2007,
the Skyline Hogbacks Preservation Campaign (SHPC) has taken steps to reach out
to Cañon City's Mayor, City Council and local residents. You can view
a list of progress from the campaign's inception up to and including City Council's
decision to move forward and consider Hogback status, usage and future plans.
Below are a list of documents
relevant to this campaign. Most documents are in Adobe Acrobat .Pdf
format. You will find copies of the speeches that were made
by Cañon City residents at Cañon City Council Meetings as
well as Letters to the Editors of local newspapers.
Relevant links will be included and updated as Letters to Editors are published
The Cañon City Skyline Hogbacks Preservation
Campaign would like to thank all those residents who have shown up at City
Council meetings. Your support means a lot and we appreciate your help in this
We encourage all Cañon City residents to actively
participate in the preservation of an important and beautiful part of their city.
In order to open Adobe Acrobat .Pdf files below you need a copy of Adobe
Acrobat Reader on your computer. If you do not have 'Reader' it is a useful program
and it's free! You can find it here: Adobe
Click on the above link to see
an expanded list. Documents are in Adobe Acrobat .Pdf format.
council revises sales tax proposal by Tracy Harmon, Pueblo Chieftain, Wednesday
August 04, 1999 (.Pdf file) This document concerns the purchase of the Hogback
area and its designated use.(.Pdf file)
Accident This is a reprint from a Blog Entry. It mentions recreating among
the Cañon City Hogbacks and a resulting "disaster".(.Pdf file)
Cañon City Residents' Letters The Community Speaks Out
Out to Our Colorado State Representatives
McGowan reaches out to Congressman Lamborn and State Representatives Massey and
McFayden; October 29, 2007. Read the Master
Copy of Monica's Letter.
We encourage Cañon
City residents to speak out against Hogback abuse and for regulations concerning
appropriate use of the area. If you send a letter to a local newspaper or
to our City Council, and if you will allow the letter to be published on this
website, please forward a copy for posting.
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more about the Skyline Hogbacks Preservation Campaign.
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