I share it because it highlights the conflicts between blindly pro-development where everything is viewed through the Land Developer's Lens - while those who are trying to assess landscapes for their own intrinsic values are rejected as valueless and ignored despite their own statutory mandates.
Though the article is ten years old, nothing has changed about the value of that wetlands, just as it is, nor about the inevitability of any development in Alberta Park at ±10,300' causing irreparable damage who's cascading consequences will negatively impact the entire watershed and the interstate international Rio Grande River plus it's stakeholders!
Think before digging!
Reprinted with permission from The Durango Telegraph
and posted here to information the interested.
|Thank you Missy Votel for permission to reprint this article.|
Appreciating Wolf Creek's ‘old-growth’ fens. Part onehttp://no-villageatwolfcreek.blogspot.com/2015/05/fens-category1-resource.html