Plan For Controlling Elk Population

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

The National Park Service has a plan for controlling the elk population in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

The animals are blamed for nearly eliminating aspen trees, willows and other plants native to Colorado.

Park service employees and authorized agents would be permitted to kill up to 200 elk every year in order get the number of growing herds down.

Two conservation groups are upset about this plan, saying they will sue the park service to block it. Forest guardians from Boulder and New Mexico want to restore wolves to the area in order to manage the herds.

Park officials say the earliest that elk would be shot would be January 2009.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 12413026 -
Gray Television, Inc.