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2011 Report Card 

2011 Report Card

The 2011 Report Card is focused on the Eastern Plains, infrastructure, and recreation. These separate but interrelated topics are all important aspects to the Rockies region. By better understanding these areas we can aim to improve upon them and the Rockies as a whole.

The Rockies Project aims to inspire Report Card readers and Rockies events attendees to creatively contemplate, discuss, and engage in shaping the future of our beloved, beautiful, and fragile region - the Rocky Mountain West. Enjoy!

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2010 Report Card2010 Report Card

Each section of the 2010 Report Card is dedicated to agriculture in the Rockies. It provides the statistical overview of the region's industry, but also delves deep into agricultural history, land and water use, demographics, production, finance, organization, and a "foodprint" of Rockies' agriculture.

The Rockies Project aims to inspire Report Card readers and Rockies events attendees to creatively contemplate, discuss, and engage in shaping the future of our beloved, beautiful, and fragile region - the Rocky Mountain West.

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2009 Report Card2009 Report Card

Speaking to a tradition of the Rockies Report Cards "grading" the region on a variety of attributes, this year we briefly look at three areas: crime and incarceration in the Rockies, historic preservation in the Rockies, and an evaluation of regional representation by elected officials.

The Report Card also tackles issues of wildlife in the Rockies, dedicating three sections to the topic: "Wildlife: Range and Condition," "Wildlife Management," and "Impacts of Energy Development on Wildlife." Tangentially, the Report Card keeps eyes on water issues and population changes with the sections: "Wild and Scenic Rivers" and "Repopulating the Rockies."

The Rockies Project aims to inspire Report Card readers and Rockies events attendees to creatively contemplate, discuss, and engage in shaping the future of our beloved, beautiful, and fragile region - the Rocky Mountain West. 

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2008 Report Card2008 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, red rock canyons, forests, open lands, and 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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2007 Report Card2007 Report Card

As quickly as the Rockies Project addresses one set of challenges to the eight-state region, new issues appear on the horizon. For the 2007 Report Card such challenges include forest health and the importance of fire mitigation and disease in this region, energy development impacts on Rockies' communities and infrastructure, water use in the Rockies and the growing need for agriculture to urban water transfers, and trends in new communities, including new urbanism. 

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2006 Report Card2006 Report Card

The 2006 State of the Rockies Report Card continues the Rockies Project tradition of reporting key issues in this unique region of spectacular natural beauty, cultural wealth, abundant resources, and fragile environment. In these pages you will find analysis and discussion of some key issues that confront the Rockies: biodiversity, ranch economics, climate change, land conservation, and child development. 

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2005 Report Card2005 Report Card

The 2005 State of the Rockies Report Card continues the Rockies Project tradition of identifying, assessing, and communicating key issues and problems in this unique region of spectacular natural beauty and cultural wealth, abundant resources, and fragile environment. In these pages you will find thoughtful and often provocative analysis and discussion of some key issues that confront the Rockies: energy, the condition of the national parks, urban sprawl, toxic waste, creative occupations, and civic engagement. 

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2004 Report Card2004 Report Card

The 2004 State of the Rockies Report Card launched our effort to provide a comprehensive and accessible annual statement on what is happening in the eight Rocky Mountain states.

Colorado College is perfectly positioned to become the source of such information and provide an independent, private perspective on challenges and controversies. The contents that follow are rich and varied, including essays on the “state” of the region by experts; a “Rockies at a Glance” section to put the region in perspective; an overview essay on the economics and demographics of the eight-state Rockies region; 15 indicator sections that rank counties based on cultural, demographic, economic, and environmental characteristics, including thumbnail sketches of innovative communities; and an essay that highlights the distinct differences for three sub-regions within the Rockies: the Continental Divide Spine, the Eastern Plains Agricultural Heritage Zone, and the West and Southern Mountain Amenity Zone.

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