Colorado’s Sen. Udall pushes public lands bills |

Colorado’s Sen. Udall pushes public lands bills

DENVER, Colorado ” A bill introduced by Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall would designate nearly 250,000 acres in Rocky Mountain National Park as wilderness.

The bill is one of four introduced by the Democrat Thursday dealing with public lands in Colorado. The measures are the first the former congressman has sponsored since he was sworn in as a member of the Senate on Tuesday.

The other bills would build a conduit in the Arkansas River Valley to protect the area’s water supply, explore preserving open space along the Front Range, and allow people to sell land for inclusion in the National Trails System.

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