From the Summit County Citizens Voice (Bob Berwyn):
…the American Whitewater and the Colorado River Outfitters Association presented Salazar with an engraved paddle at a private ceremony in Washington, D.C. last week. The following message was engraved on the paddle: “Thanks for navigating the process of balancing the needs of fish, wildlife and people.”
“We need to find a way to balance the little water we have to meet the needs of people, recreation and the fish that depend on the river,” said Dave Costlow, with the Colorado River Outfitters Association. “It’s all about finding the right balance and as the Secretary says, choosing ‘consensus over controversy.’”
More Colorado River basin coverage here.