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.
What better place to celebrate history than at a place where it is honored and preserved? These wild places host incredible evidence of the achievements, struggles and lives of African Americans during the history of the continent.
The study, compiled at the behest of the state legislature, confirms that Washington’s natural gems, from Mount Rainier National Park to San Juan Islands National Monument, yield a lot more than just recreation and relaxation: they are also a vital part of the economy.