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.
With a few exceptions, silence-seekers must venture to the interior Southwest, western Great Plains and Northwest—especially big national parks and other areas where intrusive development has been kept to a minimum.
America’s fascination with the outdoors began long before the growth of Hollywood in the early 20th century, and so it has been woven throughout our cinematic history as well. Typically, the role of wilderness in movies has been adversarial, playing on the trope of “man vs.