Conservation group targets Colorado roadless plan |

Conservation group targets Colorado roadless plan

DENVER, Colorado ” Another conservation group has joined the critics of Colorado’s plan for managing about 4 million acres of roadless forest land.

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership released a report Monday recommending that the state close potential loopholes. The group says exceptions allowing new roads would endanger important big game and trout habitat.

A 2001 rule by the Clinton administration banned development on roadless forest areas nationwide but conflicting court rulings on the rule led Colorado to write its own plan. Thursday is the deadline for public comments on the state-federal plan.

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