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Default Re: Attention Colorado River fishers

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Originally Posted by milt spawn View Post
Surprising that CO only has one "Wild and Scenic" river. milt.
Just based on the article that surprised me too milt.

Wild and Scenic
A single river — the Cache La Poudre — in Colorado has been designated “Wild and Scenic,” a term established by Congress in 1968 to set aside rivers with outstanding natural, cultural and recreational values such that they remain free-flowing for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Designated rivers are managed with the goal of protecting and enhancing the identified values that qualified it as Wild and Scenic.

“Colorado has some of the finest rivers not only in the United States, but in the world,” Rice said, adding that the Congressional act was meant to protect “our most valuable rivers.”

But Fey said the Cache La Poudre has a “pseudo” designation — it accommodates future development.

“So we don't have one honest-to-god wild and scenic river in Colorado,” Fey said.

Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, California and Michigan lead the pack in terms of states with the most rivers under the Wild and Scenic designation.
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