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Colorado Roadless Plan Scrutinized

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Photo by Kirk Siegler
Colorado has just over four million acres of roadless National Forest lands.

A five year saga over how to manage roadless National Forest lands in Colorado has taken its latest turn, now that state and federal forest officials have unveiled Colorado’s draft roadless rule.  The proposal calls for “upper tier” protections for a half million acres of roadless forests in the state, and less-strong road-building bans on the remaining three and a half million acres.  But KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports the draft rule is not without controversy.
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