JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A community in Jefferson County is coming together to protest plans for a new three mile hiking trail.

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Residents in Ken Caryl Ranch say the trail will threaten the habitat for Golden Eagles.

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The trail, which has been approved by the Ken Caryl Master Association Board, is set to be a half of a mile from a large nest near Lockheed Martin.

 

That group says raptor survey showed it is “unlikely” that the nest will be disturbed.

Comments
  1. Robert Chase says:

    Ken Caryl itself may already be disturbing Golden Eagles, but a walking trail coming no closer than half a mile from nesting sites seems unlikely to interfere with nesting.

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