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RMNP expansion

Postby RenoBob » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:43 pm

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?
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Re: RMNP expansion

Postby CG_old » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:50 pm

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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Re: RMNP expansion

Postby rijaca » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:51 pm

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Re: RMNP expansion

Postby RenoBob » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:21 pm

rijaca wrote:Read this.


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Re: RMNP expansion

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:11 pm

The "two million acre" figure was the nationwide total for the expansion passed by Congress last week.
http://www.physorg.com/news151249144.html
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Re: RMNP expansion

Postby CG_old » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:21 pm

Jim Davies wrote:The "two million acre" figure was the nationwide total for the expansion passed by Congress last week.
http://www.physorg.com/news151249144.html


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