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Proposed Plan Solidifies RMNP Backcountry Policies


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February 14, 2001

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Rocky Mountain National Park may undergo a few changes by summer's start.

A backcountry and wilderness management plan has been drafted by the park that could formalize numerous standards and guidelines in undeveloped areas of the park, but won't represent any drastic alterations, according to Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Program Specialist Tim Devine.

"A lot of the things we're doing in the park aren't written down in a formalized plan," Devine said. "This is really just formalizing what we've been doing for the past 15 to 20 years ... the general public won't see any big changes."

The plan pertains to such issues as day use and overnight group size limits, private stock use, aircraft use, the backcountry permit system, campsite standards and management, climbing management, trails....Read the rest of the article at The Daily Camera.

Copies of the Rocky Mountain National Park backcountry management plan and the environmental assessment are available on the Internet at and at public libraries in several communities.

Courtesy of The Daily Camera and the NPS.

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