Federal officials are rolling out a new urban waterways initiative that will benefit Colorado, and have named Denver’s South Platte River as one of seven pilot projects nationwide.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Obama Administration is close to announcing how it will move forward with a controversial “Wild Lands” policy now that Congress has stripped funding for its implementation for this year.
The Interior Department plans to fund three land and water conservation projects in Colorado as part of the Obama Administration’s new America’s Great Outdoors initiative.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement at the site of one of them Thursday, during a ribbon cutting of a new visitor center at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City.
Secretary Salazar said the idea is to create contiguous corridors for wildlife.