55,000 acres on Roan up for lease

Phillip YatesGlenwood Springs correspondent Aspen, CO Colorado June 10, 2008

But Corey Fisher, energy field coordinator for Trout Unlimited, said his group was disappointed that BLM is moving forward with its current plan because it doesn't provide the level of protection that fish, wildlife, angling and hunting values on the Roan Plateau warrant.

Fisher said a critical concern for his group is the viability of the Colorado River cutthroat trout. However, the BLM's current plan would allow for development in the fish's watershed areas, he said.

"It disappointing that the BLM is obstinately moving forward with its plan when hunters, anglers, local townships, the governor and everyone in this area thinks there is a better way forward," Fisher said. http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20080610/NEWS/347280190