Joint effort may reopen angler access

Mountain Mail

by Paul Goetz
Mail News Editor

A joint effort that may reopen a portion of road used by anglers was endorsed by Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area task force members during their regular meeting Thursday.

The road in question is a quarter mile section on the north side of the Arkansas River near Stockyard Bridge.

It was closed following a three year travel management plan process that ended with implementation March 5.

Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Arkansas Valley Audubon Society may adopt the road to allow for environmental education and access.

In exchange the Bureau of Land Management would reopen the road.

Whether the BLM reopens the road will ultimately be the decision of Roy Masinton, Royal Gorge Field Office Manager.

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