We urge the Department of the Interior to protect the Roan Plateau by adopting a management plan that keeps energy development off the top of the plateau and out of important wildlife at the base of the plateau.
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As one of the last remaining, in-tact, wilderness-quality lands in Colorado, the Roan Plateau needs your help. Rising 3,500 feet above the Colorado River Valley, the Roan Plateau remains...
As one of the last remaining, in-tact, wilderness-quality lands in Colorado, the Roan Plateau needs your help. Rising 3,500 feet above the Colorado River Valley, the Roan Plateau remains relatively undisturbed but is currently threatened by a federal proposal to allow the drilling of thousands of new natural gas wells. Colorado's Roan Plateau is one of the most important areas of public land left in the State of Colorado. The Roan provides a home to a variety of rare plants and threatened species, as well as large tracts of pristine wilderness-quality land for 33 species of mammals, 125 species of birds, and 12 species of reptiles and amphibians.
Widely known as a "biological hotspot," the area is home to black bear, cougar and some of the state's prized deer and elk herds. Sensitive species include plants that grow nowhere else on Earth, and one of the more pure strains of native trout in the world.
This is all threatened by possible oil and gas development. Please join the campaign asking Secretary Jewell to block drilling on the Roan Plateau.