Congressmen laud local support for bill

7th May, 2015 by

By scott miller

VAIL — An effort to expand local wilderness areas has been bubbling for years. A new bill, with relatively modest goals, will be introduced this year. That bill apparently now has a powerful ally in Washington, D.C.Rep. Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat whose district includes roughly the eastern third of the Vail Valley, Thursday hosted a look-around at some of the areas proposed for protection. The bill in Eagle County would add roughly 40,000 acres to the Eagles Nest and Holy Cross wilderness areas. It would also set aside roughly 10,000 acres for “special management,” meaning uses would be restricted. …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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