Proposal would add 33,000 acres around Lizard Head Peak and Mt. Sneffels and block mining on 6,000 acres in Naturita Canyon
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Local governments, property owners and homeonwers’ associations this week all voiced support for the latest wilderness proposal in Colorado, which is seen by many residents in southwest Colorado as a potential boost to their recreation-based economy.
Formal support came from the Ouray, San Miguel and San Juan county commissions, the city of Ouray and the towns of Ophir, Ridgway, Mountain Village, Telluride and Norwood, as well as local homeowners’ associations and landowners.
After a lengthy stakeholder process that reached consensus on details of the proposed San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act, Udall said he’s also expecting support from local businesses and recreation enthusiasts in coming days. (more…)
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