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Butler Creek is located in the White River National Forest at the headwaters of Rifle Creek. It is directly north of Rifle by about 16 miles, and "if you look at pictures from decades ago, Butler Creek was a mess," said Clay Ramey of the U.S. Forest Service.
"The management practice back then was to actually spray herbicide down onto the willows along the stream so that there would be more water for grazing," he recalled.
Considering that "back then" refers to only the 1990s, Butler Creek deserves the little special attention it is getting.