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The Coalition is no longer active on a day-to-day basis, and no longer employs a full-time staff.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.