San Juan County’s 40-year Recapture Canyon right of way

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) granted the San Juan Water Conservancy District a 40-year right of way down the existing Recapture Canyon road back in 1986. This is the road that the Recapture Canyon protest was held on in May of 2014.  The  Water Conservancy allowed Commissioner Lyman and the protesters to use the legal right of way on the road.  The Water Conservancy unlocked and opened the gate so the road could be used. In 2007, at the time of the closure, there was an active placer mine in Recapture Canyon…