In 2016, the Gunnison County Commissioners convened a diverse and representative group of local organizations to find common ground and strike the appropriate balance between protecting public lands, enhancing a strong and sustainable economy, and supporting historic uses of public lands.

The interests represented in that group include ranching, water resources, motorized use, conservation, mountain biking, recreation, and hunting and angling. That group, now called the Gunnison Public Lands Initiative, completed their initial recommendations and presented them to the community for review June of 2017. The group began engaging the community in a robust conversation about the proposal and what it would mean for the future of public lands.

The GPLI is currently undergoing revisions to the initial proposal to reflect information learned and feedback received from the past year's community input. Please stay tuned for a revised report and proposal map.