The Thompson Divide Coalition successfully secured twenty years of protection from oil and gas development of Federal lands in the Thompson Divide Area. It took a community, from all walks of life, to protect this place. Thank You!


 
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The Thompson Divide Coalition is and was always intended to be a time-limited, single-issue organization focused soley on the conservation of public lands in the Thompson Divide area of Garfield, Pitkin, and Gunnison Counties. As a community, we have achieved meaningful protections for this landscape and, most importantly, for the men and women who rely on these lands for their livelihoods. We will continue to seek long-term permanent protections for these lands.

The Coalition is no longer active on a day-to-day basis, and no longer employs a full-time staff. Our Board of Directors are still hard at work implementing strategies for long-term permanent protection beyond the twenty year period of protection. Please feel free to contact us at Info@SaveThompsonDivide.org.

 
 

Our rural economies in and around the Roaring Fork Valley rely, in part, upon existing uses in the Thompson Divide area.  Collectively, hunting, fishing, ranching, and recreation in the Thompson Divide area support nearly 300 jobs and $30 million in annual economic output for our local communities.

Development in the Thompson Divide area is not a “game-changer” for Colorado’s oil and gas industry, but development in the area would seriously impact rich and vibrant rural economies built around existing uses in the Thompson Divide. 

 

Agriculture

This area remains the strongest enclave of traditional ranching and farming culture in the Roaring Fork Valley

Economy

Ranching, tourism, and outdoor recreation in the Thompson Divide provide valuable direct and indirect economic benefits to our local economy.

Water

The Thompson Divide spans more than 15 watershed and provides clean water for agricultural & domestic use.

Recreation

The Thompson Divide area is a place of adventure for hunters, bikers, skiers, hikers, fly-fisherman, and other visitors.