Conservation Lands Foundation Applauds Biden Administration's Decision to Protect Ecological Integrity of Colorado's Thompson Divide

Conservation Lands Foundation
|April 03, 2024

DURANGO, CO —  Today, the Biden-Harris administration finalized protections for the Thompson Divide area in central Colorado, a cherished landscape in the state, fulfilling the president’s commitment under his designation of the Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument. 

Statement from Charlotte Overby, Vice President of Conservation Field Programs for the Conservation Lands Foundation:

"We applaud the decision to withdraw mineral leases in the Thompson Divide and retain its contiguous landscape. It’s a significant step towards preserving the ecological integrity and beauty of this cherished landscape. By safeguarding these lands from potential mineral extraction and production, the Biden Administration is advancing the continued protection of essential wildlife habitats, watersheds, and recreational opportunities for current and future generations. 

“This decision demonstrates a commitment to responsible stewardship and reinforces the importance of prioritizing conservation efforts in sensitive and ecologically significant areas."


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