04/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Interior Department Leaks Memos Indicating Possible Creation Of New Protected Areas In Colorado

The Vermillion Basin in northwest Colorado and the high peaks between Silverton and Lake City are listed as potential areas for wilderness or other designation, according to a document leaked from the Bureau of Land Management.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asked agencies in his department to consider what areas might be worthy of "special management or congressional designation, The Interior Department said in a statement.

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