Credit Screencap of the Department of Interior's plans for the Rocky Mountain Greenway project
Colorado will receive some $1.7 million to help cover the cost of a new seven mile trail link of the Rocky Mountain Greenway and improve access to Rocky Mountain National Park and Chimney Rock National Monument.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks at the dedication for the Southwest's first urban wildlife refuge on the southern edge of Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 27, 2012. Salazar has announced that he'll leave his post in late March and return to Colorado.
The Department of the Interior is huge — more than 70,000 employees manage a half-billion acres of public land, mostly in the West. The department does everything from operate national parks to administer Native American social programs and manage wild horses.