two weeks in the West

Thompson, Jonathan
December 2007
High Country News;12/24/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 24, p3
The article offers news briefs related to wildlife protection in Colorado. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior Julie MacDonald did her best to keep the grouse from being protected under the Endangered Species Act. Director Fran Mainella of the National Park Service has planned to limit snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park. Federal officials have ratified a new plan concerning the water distribution from Colorado River to Arizona, Nevada, and California during the drought season.


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