This past Monday, I attended the meeting Senator Mark Udall hosted in Aspen to discuss his Central Mountains Outdoor Heritage Proposal. I was joined by business leaders and current and former mayors and county commissioners, all of us very supportive of Udall’s proposal to protect appropriate and essential wilderness in our valley. I want to thank Sen. Udall for his leadership in bringing together such a diverse group. His emphasis on listening to all his constituents and working together toward consensus wherever possible is a refreshing reminder of true leadership. I am sure Sen. Udall will move quickly and thoroughly to protect those few remaining wild lands in our region, and I, along with many others, appreciate his work on this crucial issue.