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”.
Rockies Project Mission StatementBuilding upon 130 years of service to the region, the Rockies Project conducts state-of-the-art research helping Rockies residents clearly see our communities, our environment, and our economy so we can better shape our future.
- Community Based Conservation in Greater Yellowstone
- American Bison: Native Wildlife or Domestic Livestock?
- The Effects of a Warming Climate on Glacier National Park
- Our Beef Doesn’t Burn: Ranching vs. Drilling in the Thompson Divide
- Protecting native wildlife to maintain ecological and economic stability: westslope cutthroat trout