A Land of Opportunity
Colorado’s Thompson Divide is a land of boundless opportunity – opportunities for hunting, fishing, horsepacking, backpacking and mountain biking, to name just a few. Often overlooked are the more essential resources the area provides: Drinking water for several communities, irrigation for area farms and ranches, and a reliable economic boost for local businesses.
Today, proposed energy development threatens these opportunities, businesses and the established character of the Roaring Fork Valley; all of it may be lost in exchange for short-term, non-sustainable gains. The temporary benefits of an oil and gas boom could come at the expense of the permanent, sustainable economic activities that have been essential to the health and well-being of local residents for generations.
The good news is that oil and gas development is at the proposal stage, not into production. We still have the opportunity to keep the Thompson Divide as it is today. Take the time to browse this site and learn more about the Thompson Divide. And check back often for recent news that can be found on the right side of this page. Join us, and take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect and enhance the place place we all love and call home. Together, we can keep industrial oil and gas development out of the Thompson Divide!