New Roadless Rules Unveiled for National Forests in Colorado

May 3, 2012

A plan to manage some of Colorado’s most prized national forest lands is being billed as a national model for how states and the federal government can work together even amid the rancorous political climate. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Governor John Hickenlooper to unveil the state’s final Roadless Rule yesterday. The plan would give some roadless forests more stringent protections than under the original 2001 Clinton Roadless Rule. But it also includes some controversial exemptions. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio sister station KUNC, Kirk Siegler reports.

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