Feds pull drilling from Lone Mesa

Feds pull drilling from Lone Mesa

State park gets deferral, but private minerals exist
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Courtesy Photo/Al Schneider

Packera mancosana, a plant discovered by local amateur botanists Al and Betty Schneider in 2011, is a member of the sunflower family and is only found in Lone Mesa State Park.
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Cortez Journal/Jim Mimiaga

In the distance, Lone Mesa State Park beckons visitors. However, the park is closed to the general public pending a development plan and funding.
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Steve McDaniels poses with his elk harvested out of Lone Mesa State Park in 2014. The park north of Dolores is becoming a popular hunting destination.
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Journal/ Sam Green

Al Schneider displays the new plant he discovered on Lone Mesa in 2011.

Feds pull drilling from Lone Mesa

Courtesy Photo/Al Schneider

Packera mancosana, a plant discovered by local amateur botanists Al and Betty Schneider in 2011, is a member of the sunflower family and is only found in Lone Mesa State Park.
Cortez Journal/Jim Mimiaga

In the distance, Lone Mesa State Park beckons visitors. However, the park is closed to the general public pending a development plan and funding.
Courtesy photo

Steve McDaniels poses with his elk harvested out of Lone Mesa State Park in 2014. The park north of Dolores is becoming a popular hunting destination.
Journal/ Sam Green

Al Schneider displays the new plant he discovered on Lone Mesa in 2011.
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