Udall visits plant center
While the Senator was visiting the Center, he met with and heard natural resource concerns from Rio Blanco County Commissioner Shawn Bolton; White River Conservation District president, J.D. Amick; Colorado Association of Conservation district president Gary Moyer and White River and Douglas Creek Conservation District executive director Callie Hendrickson. They shared the districts’ and county’s concerns regarding how the endangered species listing of the Greater Sage Grouse would impact the county, the impact of excess wild/feral horses on the range, and a brief summary of the districts’ Wood Utilization Study. The Senator was most interested in the Wood Utilization Study’s preliminary results that indicate standing beetle killed timber may maintain its integrity much longer than currently believed.