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2005 Conference

Our second State of the Rockies Conference, held April 5-7, 2005, released the 2005 State of the Rockies Report Card and celebrated many of the issues it covers with speakers and events.

These included Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, who spoke on Rockies energy issues in a national energy strategy; Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, who related national energy strategy and conservation to the Rockies; Patricia Limerick, director of the Center of the American West in Boulder, Colorado; and Terry Anderson, executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, who each presented “challenge essays” about the region; David Lester, executive director of the Denver-based Council of Energy Resource Tribes, and Jacqueline Johnson, executive director National Congress of American Indians, who addressed Native American Sovereignty; and author Terry Tempest Williams, sponsored by the English department, drawing from her new work: “Ground Truthing: The Open Space of Democracy.”

View the Conference Program

Read Bill Richardson's Keynote Speech