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RenoBob wrote:I've seen it mentioned in several small accounts of the recent 2 million acre wilderness expansion proposal that RMNP would be expanded. I'd guess that would be to the south to include Indian Peaks. Anyone have an update?
I don't think they are expanding the park's boundaries, just making nearly all of the park designated wilderness (which it's not now).
The IPW is only 76,586 acres and RMNP is only 265,769 acres... so they would have to take a LOT more acreage than that, if it's really 2 million. 2 million acres is 3125 square miles, or 3% of the land area of Colorado!
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