Silverton: River Protection Workgroup for the Animas River to meet Thursday


From The Durango Herald:

The River Protection Workgroup for the Animas River will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Silverton Town Hall.

The agenda for the meeting is to determine if the information sheet can be approved. To view the sheet, visit The workgroup also will discuss, the range of protection tools that have been brainstormed to date. The workgroup will discuss whether protections should be identified for the entire watershed or only the segments found preliminarily suitable for Wild and Scenic River status in the 2007 USFS/BLM Draft Land Management Plan. No final recommendations will be made.

The purpose of this workgroup is to make recommendations about how to protect values on the Animas River upstream of Bakers Bridge while allowing for suitable water development to continue.

For more information, call 247-1302, email, call Steve Fearn at 946-9243, Wendy McDermott at 259-3583, Marsha Porter-Norton at 759-3110 or email

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