Deep Creek considered for ‘wild’ designation

By Pam Boyd

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — It’s been more than 30 years since local citizens first floated the idea of designating a portion of Deep Creek as a Wild and Scenic River.This month, after seven years of public effort, the White River National Forest released a decision that the first 11 miles of Deep Creek, located on the southeastern corner of the Flat Tops plateau, is suitable to receive special recognition under Wild and Scenic River Rivers Act.A suitability determination is the final agency step in the process to identify waterways across the country that are free flowing, with outstandingly remarkable values and …

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