Aspen Stand

Spraddle Creek, White River National Forest, Colorado

The Spraddle Creek area provides important habitat for Canada lynx, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and black bear. It also provides increasingly rare opportunity for quiet-use recreationists such as backpackers and backcountry skiers.

This image was photographed in support of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, legislation to protect 400,000 acres of public lands in Colorado.