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To preserve and protect the headwaters of the Arkansas River, the Bighorn Sheep Canyon, its inhabitants and the communities that depend upon them.



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How you can get involved

Protecting and preserving the Arkansas River Colorado - ROAR, Inc. There are many ways you can help in the campaign to prevent this proposed destruction of the canyon. ROAR is made up entirely of volunteers, so every level of help does go toward making an impact.

The greatest need right now is funding our lawsuit against Colorado State Parks for their inappropriate approval of OTR. Please click the PayPal icon at left, or contact us for specific information. Thank You in advance for your support.

Examples of how you can contribute include:

  • Join ROAR as an official member!
  • Write to the permitting agencies, politicians and/or newspapers.
  • Make a donation for help with postage and publication costs.

Read how one Salida man got involved and encourages others to do the same. Click here.

For more information on these and other needs, please contact us.

How to Join ROAR

This is a grass-roots organization. Everything is done by volunteers who are passionate about preserving the quality of life and environment in the Arkansas River's Bighorn Sheep canyon. All membership fees and other donations are applied directly and exclusively to the direct costs of accomplishing this mission. There are no administrative costs. We have found great strength and influence in this coordinated coalition. We invite you to join our effort.

Golden Eagle TexCrk Arkansas River COPYRIGHTED PHOTO

(Photo at right: Golden Eagle at Texas Creek on the Arkansas River)

List of Agencies involved in the permitting process:

Even though the “official deadline” for comments to the BLM has closed, Roy Masinton, director of the Canon City office, stated that he would continue to allow input. None of the other agencies have set deadlines, so our petitions and other letters are of great value. For suggestions on what to write, visit our Docs&Pics page.

Bureau of Land Management
3170 East Main
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719)269-8500
BLM State Office:
Helen Hankins, State Director
2850 Youngfield St.
Lakewood, CO. 80215-7093
Phone: (303)239-3700
fax: (303)239-3933
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (State Parks)
Attn: Rob White
307 West Sackett Ave. - P.O.Box 126
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719)539-7289
CO Department of Transportation
4201 E. Arkansas Ave.
Denver, Co. 80222
Phone: 1-800-999-4997
Attn: Sasan Delshad, P.E., Region 2 Traffic Program Engineer
905 Erie Ave.
Pueblo, Co. 81001
Phone: (719)546-5418
CO State Patrol
500 Justice Center Rd
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719)544-2424
Fremont County Commissioners
615 Macon - room 105
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719)276-7300
Fremont County Planning and Zoning
Canon City, CO 81212
Dept. Head: Bill Giordano
Phone: (719)276-7360
Fremont County Sheriff
Jim Beiker
100 JusticeCenter Rd
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719)276-5555
City of Canon City - City Council
128 Main St
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719)269-9011
Canon City Police Department
161 Justice Center Rd
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719)276-5600
Chaffee County Commissioners
10364 CR 120
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719)539-2218
Chaffee County Sheriff
132 Crestone Ave
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719)539-4734
City of Salida - City Council
124 East 3rd
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719)539-2311
Salida Police Department
124 East 3rd
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719)539-2311
Fremont County Planning & Zoning Office
615 Macon
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719)276-7360
Colorado Division of Wildlife
Attn: Jim Aragon
7405 U S Highway 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719)530-1819
CO State Lands Board Attn: Michele Bloom
1313 Sherman St. #621
Denver, Co. 80203
fax: (303)866-3152
email contact:
Colorado Division of Wildlife
3170 E. Main St.
Canon City, Co. 81212 269-8500
Dept. of Natural Resources
Colorado Division of Wildlife
6060 Broadway
Denver, Co. 80216
Phone (303)297-1192

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