A workgroup assigned to drafting recommendations for protecting the upper Animas River and its tributaries appears unlikely to reach a consensus on whether a 27-mile stretch of the Animas below Silverton should be designated as a National Recreation River.
But it may agree on other protection measures for the Animas River Canyon.
The group, which has been meeting almost monthly in Silverton for the past year and a half, is comprised of about three dozen interested persons.
The group has already decided it will not recommend national wild and scenic river listing for the Animas above Silverton or for Mineral Creek and South Mineral. But it did advise further protections short of such a listing.
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