Aspen Times 5/3/2012
Excerpt: ” CARBONDALE — New rules designed specifically for the management of 4.2 million acres of roadless lands in Colorado got a mixed reception from observers Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall as well as some sportsmen’s organizations praised the Colorado Roadless Rule reached after seven years of negotiations between the state government and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
But a coalition of conservation groups said the state-specific rules don’t go far enough to provide protection. They want Colorado to stick with the national 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which has been upheld despite legal challenges. ….”
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