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San Luis Hills Wildlife Area Turns The Tide On Centuries Of Costilla County Private Land Use

Colorado Public Radio, May 09, 2018

By: Ann Marie Awad

It may seem that Colorado is flush with public lands — and to some degree, that’s true. In tiny Costilla County, though, more than 99 percent of the land is in private hands.

County officials have known for a while that the lack of public lands here is a problem on several fronts; a lack of recreation and the tourism dollars it brings, for one. In a county full of history, the new San Luis Hills Wildlife Area hopes to make some of its own.

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