When Carter was 16, he organized his classmates and worked with the local government to protect 185 acres along the Yampa River. Carter and his peers worked with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to create a master management plan for the property. Carter developed and managed a web site for the project, allowing community members access to its progress. He created and led various multimedia presentations, including demonstrations to local county commissioners and the State Wildlife Commission. At the dedication of the property as a State Wildlife Area, Carter shared the podium with Governor Owens and spoke of the importance of youth involvement in the community. 'I know that when one person helps, other people are likely to join in,' said Carter. 'If each of us does just one small thing, then this world will clearly be a much better place for us all.'
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