December 23, 2009--The San Miguel—Wild and Scenic? (Telluride Daily Planet)

Splashy Fall Creek where it tumbles toward the confluence near Sawpit, the lovely Dolores where it meanders through sinuous canyons, the San Miguel where it colors the desert lands of the West End with cottonwoods and water — all are wild and scenic rivers. But they could become Wild and Scenic Rivers — a federal designation that could mean protections for these pretty, free-flowing bodies of water. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just released a draft Wild and Scenic Eligibility Report — one of the first steps in achieving the designation — that identifies segments of the San Miguel and its tributaries, the Dolores and the Gunnison rivers for Wild and Scenic status.

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