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Work group seeks consensus on protecting upper Animas
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Posted on June 30 2011, 9:34am by Mark Esper in Local News category
 
A work group aimed at forming recommendations for protecting the upper portion of the Animas River and its tributaries was launched last week in Silverton, with representatives of several interests at the table.
“We’re going to look at what people care about on the Animas above Baker’s Bridge,” said facilitator Marsh Porter-Norton. She emphasized that there is no “present outcome in this process.”
In the San Juan National Forest draft plan, the stretch of the Animas from Baker’s Bridge to just below Silverton was listed as “suitable” for federal wild and scenic river designation, along with Mineral Creek — a total of 43.2 miles of river corridor.
 

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