Stories from the Crown

The Crown of the Continent is stitched together by larger-than-life wilderness and the people who live, work and play there.

Read the stories of the people who live in the Crown of the Continent and who are inspired by its wild open spaces.

Gloria's story

Some people are simply born in the wrong place. Gloria Flora was 16 years old when she saw the Rocky Mountains for the first time and realized she was one of them.

  • This data map is an update to the Open for Business leasing statistics. It shows BLM acreage open to leasing around the West. 

  • The Handbook prescribes a sequence of steps by which mineral occurrence potential or development potential is applied to make oil and gas lease stipulation planning and allocation decisions. In essence, under the Handbook, development potential is used to predict the location and intensity of oil and gas development assuming that existing management prescriptions will remain in place. Then, alternatives to existing management are formulated in order to mitigate the impacts and resolve the conflicts that would likely arise from continuing with existing management. 

  • The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now (CO)