Finally, a plan for Dominguez-Escalante

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management gave final approval to the management plan for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Management Plan. It’s a dnlcs-2ocument that’s been in the works since the NCA was established by Congress in 2009. A citizens advisory group and many representatives of different user groups worked for years with the BLM to develop┬áthe plan. So, thanks to everyone involved.

This is a photo of my buddy, Alan, and me on our horses in Dominguez Canyon. The photo was used on the cover of a BLM brochure a few years ago.

And here’s a link to the Colorado Canyons Association website, which works with BLM on Dominguez-Escalante and two other NCAs in western Colorado. I’m a member of the CCA board.

CCA info on Dominguez-Escalante plan

 

 

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Happy New Year

Hi everyone, and welcome to 2017. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I had foot surgery in October, and haven’t done enough to warrant writing about it. But, it’s the new year, I’m still on crutches for a few more weeks, so it’s time to move forward.

bearded-menJust to show I haven’t entirely been sitting on my butt, here’s my history column that was published in The Daily Sentinel today. This day, by the way, is the 240th anniversary of the end of the famous Dominguez-Escalante expedition. This drawing is a close-up from one of the maps of the expedition.

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In addition to writing, I’ve been spending a lot of time — too much, in fact — watching college bowl games and NFL football. Glad to see the Packers won this weekend, as did the Badgers, although the rest of the Big 10 hasn’t been doing too well. And sad news about the Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak stepping down for health reasons. He’s good guy.

But as for my watching too much, I think if I see another Chick-fillet ad with those cows telling people to eat more chickn, I’m going to go butcher a few Holsteins, just for spite. I grew up around Holsteins. Even spent a couple summers on a farm helping to milk and feed them. But those ads are annoying as hell. Plus, I like beef much better than chicken.