2008 Report Card
The 2008 Colorado College State of the Rockies Report Card
When most of Americans think of "the Rockies," they likely think of the mountains that stretch from New Mexico to Montana. To many, the Rockies region is best known for its environmental amenities - not just mountains, but rivers, redrock canyons, forests, open lands, scenic vistas. The 2008 Report Card attends to a number of these features, yet also pushes into social dimensions that seem increasingly to capture the spotlight in the eight states included in this report: the role of immigrants, the challenge of affordable housing, the need to restore degraded landscapes, the continuing controversies over wildland protection, and the prospect of creating a long-term regional renewable energy boom.
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