The long process to create a rule dealing with roadless areas in Colorado’s forest lands is expected to be finalized today. When done, this rule will exempt the state from the federal law regarding roadless areas that was established in the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule. That federal rule prevents road-building on millions of acres of untouched forest land all over the country. Colorado’s revision of this law will allow some exemptions including weakening bans on road protections in some parts of the state for the purpose of ski activities and coal-mine expansions. Some conservationist are still not happy even with the revised rule. Some hunters and anglers groups are pleased with some of the protections allowed for some species.