Posts from May, 2007
As quickly as the Rockies Project addresses one set of challenges to the eight-state region, new issues appear on the horizon. For the 2007 Report Card such challenges include forest health and the importance of fire mitigation and disease in this region, energy development impacts on Rockies’ communities and infrastructure, water use in the Rockies and the growing need for agriculture to urban water transfers, and trends in new communities, including “new urbanism”.
Energizing the Rockies was a monthly speaker series running from December 2006 to March 2007, co-sponsored with the Schlessman Business Perspectives Program, which addressed the impacts the current energy boom is having on the communities and environment in the eight-state Rockies region.
Noting his strong commitment to the health and preservation of the Rocky Mountain West region, Colorado Collegeâ€™s State of the Rockies Project awarded its first Champion of the Rockies Award to environmentalist, philanthropist and media giant Ted Turner.Turner, who owns the largest amount of private land in the United States, manages the largest private bison herd in North America, and is one of the nationâ€™s most influential environmental philanthropists, accepted the award at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 in Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., on the Colorado College campus.
Each year, the cover of the State of the Rockies report card has featured a photograph by Steve Weaver of Colorado College’s geology department. Now you can celebrate the State of the Rockies with a series of 18″ x 24″ posters covering the project’s first four years, available for a donation of $30 to State of the Rockies.