Protect Our Public Lands

10,000 Americans want to protect The Thompson Divide

Environment Colorado delivered nearly 10,000 petitions in support of protecting the Thompson Divide.

Thompson divide aerial shot -shows green mountains with dramatic shadows
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The Thompson Divide in central Colorado.

This week, Environment Colorado delivered 9,799 petition signatures to the Bureau of Land Management. The petition delivery was in response to a call for public comments about a proposal to protect nearly 225,000 acres of important wild land in the Thompson Divide from new oil, gas and mining projects for the next 20 years.

Abundant wildlife live in the Thompson Divide, including lynx, black bears, bighorn sheep and elk. The Thompson Divide’s trout fisheries and aspen-bordered trails attract countless anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to the region.

Protecting the Thompson Divide from oil and gas drilling will preserve its ecological importance and allow locals and visitors to enjoy its unspoiled scenery.

Sammy Herdman

Former Save The Boreal Forest Campaign, Associate, Environment America Research & Policy Center

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