From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):
Early this year, Rick Cables took the job as director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife after serving as regional forester for the National Forest Service. It has meant a change of perspective. “The Forest Service had management responsibilities and, as a state, we’re the recipients,” said Cables, a Pueblo native who went to the work for the state in June.
One thing that hasn’t changed is Cables’ belief that a healthy forest is necessary to maintain water quality in Colorado. That quality is important in his new job, which oversees how both people and animals fit into the natural world. “When I look at the 21st century, the issue will be water,” Cables said. “Everything in Colorado is associated with water.”