Mr. Rick Basagoitia, Area Wildlife Manager for the San Luis Valley, and Mr. Doug Vilsack, Legislative Liaison, Department of Natural Resources, presented a real property transaction for Colorado Parks and Wildlife to acquire conservation and public easements at Hale River Ranch. Committee members received a written description of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C). Mr. Basagoitia discussed the transaction, and Mr. Vilsack provided an overview of the property transaction process. Mr. Basagoitia responded to questions regarding the lack of public access to the subject property under the proposal, and the cost of the acquisition. Representative Becker commented on the proposal.