Photo: Josh Duplechian
Friends Josh Duplechian and Aaron Kindle of Trout Unlimited have been busy roaming the rivers, ranches and wilds of western Colorado armed with cameras and microphones in order to spread awarness of the potential energy development creeping in.
Josh writes: “The Thompson Divide in western Colorado is such a place – over 100,000 acres of roadless backcountry, throngs of wild game, gushing streams feeding the rivers of dreams and that unique American backcountry ambiance.
Energy development is on the doorstep of the Thompson Divide. Roughly half of the 220,000 acre area has been leased for natural gas development. But we understand, some places are too special to develop for any reason – the Thompson Divide is one of those places.
Solutions do exist, and we will seek them, but vigilance, fair-mindedness and patience are required.
To some, the Thompson Divide is their backyard. They rely on the area for their livelihood; their water; their recreation; their piece of mind. We want you to know these people, to hear their stories, to know why the fish, the elk, and the vistas are worth much more than meets the eye.
These are their stories, their lives and the reasons they care so deeply about the Thompson Divide. Take a glimpse into the lives of those who work to keep the Thompson Divide like it is.
Write or call Senator Michael Bennet and express your support for the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act.
458 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5852
Visit the Senator’s website to become a citizen co-sponsor of the legislation and express your support for protecting the Thompson Divide with your Congressional Representative.
Be sure to give them a like on the Sportsmen for Thompson Divide Facebook page.