Colorado River gets a recreation plan

Lay, Jennie
January 2006
High Country News;1/23/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p5
The article reports on the plans of the National Park Service to implement the Grand Canyon Management Plan in Arizona, which required park managers to devise a recreation strategy for the Colorado River that would address motorized usage, tourism's impacts on tribes and protecting the canyon's wild and primitive condition. The plan would divide the river corridor in two stretches, the transformation of a waiting-list for noncommercial river permits into an annual lottery system and revamp of concessionaire contracts for 16 commercial operators, which would all invite protests from environmentalists.


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