ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he wants to help communities in the San Luis Valley conserve the area’s natural and cultural resources.

Salazar is holding a meeting on Wednesday with landowners and state officials to discuss ways to conserve healthy lands and waters and promote tourism in the San Luis Valley and the Rio Grande River corridor.

A recent report identifies American Latino heritage sites that reflect the history, culture, and traditions of the American southwest frontier.

The report covers more than 3 million acres located within the San Luis Valley and central Sangre de Cristo Mountains of south-central Colorado and northern New Mexico.

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