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National Conservation Area plan criticized
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Posted on April 08 2010, 11:23am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Trout Unlimited launches campaign to protect Alpine Triangle.
During a Town Hall meeting March 31 attended by about 30 people,
Steve Fearn of Silverton tells Ty Churchwell of Trout Unlimited that he
has some concerns about the campaign to have all the BLM land in
San Juan County designated a National Conservation Area. Also
pictured are, from left, Mike Andreatta, Kim Buck, and county commissioners
Pete McKay and Terry Rhoades (behind Fearn).
A campaign by Trout Unlimited to establish an Alpine Triangle National Conservation Area ran into some opposition last week during a public meeting on the issue at Silverton Town Hall, with some suggesting it amounts to a BLM land grab.
Ty Churchwell, backcountry coordinator for Trout Unlimited, said the plan is to set aside some 126,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management property in the Ouray, Silverton and Lake City area. About half of that is within San Juan County.
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Walt on April 13 2010, 9:01pm
Trout Unlimited, (TU) through its Sportsmen’s Conservation Project, is spearheading a collaborative effort to protect the long-term hunting and fishing opportunities, cultural/heritage sites and motorized use of the Alpine Triangle by establishing a National Conservation Area (NCA) encompassing 186,000 acres of public land.
If the above statement on Trout Unlimited (TU) web site don’t get your attention as an OHV enthusiast or a Jeep traveler “YOU’RE SLEEPING ”no matter where you live in Colorado or the United States.
If anyone thinks this is going to be good for the local economy or tourist industry,  your wrong.