When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I group up, my Mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West. Like generations before and since,
The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.
Hundreds of people showed up to a public meeting with federal officials in Salida, Colorado, to voice their support for protecting Browns Canyon, an area in southern Colorado well known for its whitewater rafting, fishing and outdoor recreation.