Hunters and anglers measure success in a variety of ways. Sometimes it's the catch, sometimes simply the experience. In western Colo- rado last week, success was measured by compromise.
The decade-long battle over the fate of the biologically rich Roan Plateau towering above the Colorado River Valley near Rifle reached a settlement announced Friday that has sportsmen's conservation groups including Trout Unlimited, Colorado Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Federation and others exhaling in relief. Sometimes, simply preserving the places we hunt and fish can be considered a success, they say.