Community meeting on 8-foot fence on La Sierra

Photo courtesy of Bernadette Lucero According to a press release from the La Sierra Environmental Guardians Committee and the Land Rights Council, a dramatic increase in streamflow caused by bulldozed fence line has uprooted trees, eroded land, damaged habitats and created sediment fields. The fence pictured also significantly impedes and restricts wildlife movement.

SAN LUIS — In connection with a visit from Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, the La Sierra Environmental Guardians Committee and the Land Rights Council will be hosting a community meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Centennial School in San Luis.

Weiser will be visiting San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado and home to the historic Sangre de Cristo Land Grant. The Attorney General is interested in hearing from the community regarding the impact the construction of the 8-foot-high fence on La Sierra has had on the watershed, erosion, wildlife, hunting, and community happiness and comfort.