The deadline is today to comment on a proposed Bureau of Land Management Resource Management Plan.
Under the plan, of the 658,000 acres of land managed by the BLM in the Upper Arkansas Valley, 98 percent would be open to activities such as mining, oil and gas extraction, and new roads.
The new plan would practically do away with Lands with Wilderness Characteristics designations and cut in half land with Critical Environment Concern.
Lands that would lose protections are around Browns Canyon, Bear Mountain, Echo Canyon, Badger Creek, Cotopaxi and Coaldale.
Comments can be submitted online at https://bit.ly/2kJEQuj.
Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.
Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.
Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.
Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.