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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
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(DELTA) - Governor Owens today signed Senate Bill 243, which creates a Roadless Areas Review Task Force.
Owens called the bill - sponsored by Representative Josh Penry (R-Grand Junction) and Senator Jim Isgar (D-Hesperus) - "a bipartisan, common-sense solution to dealing with recent federal decisions regarding Colorado's forests."
The bill creates a 13-member task force to examine the state's federal forested areas that have been considered at some point for "roadless" qualities by the US Forest Service.
Based upon public comment, the task force will make recommendations to the Governor within 16 months regarding which forested areas the public would like to see maintained as roadless, and which areas are more suitable for multiple-uses.
The 13 members will be appointed by the following: five by the Governor; two appointments by both the Speaker of the House and Senate President; one appointment by both the House and Senate Ag Chairpersons; and two mutually agreed upon members.
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