Resource Library

Connected Landscapes

Make Connections for Wildlife – Aligning Transportation Projects with State Wildlife Action Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide for Integrated Conservation Planning

Linking Colorado’s Landscapes – A statewide assessment of Wildlife Linkages

Southern Rockies Wildlands Network Vision – a science-based plan that provides an ambitious but practical approach to protecting networks of land in the Southern Rockies to maintain and restore native biological diversity in this spectacular region.

Healthy Habitats

ACEC Toolbox – Process for Designating Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) on BLM Lands

Tres Rios Field Office Wildlife Maps – maps of important areas for wildlife (and a few plant) species found on BLM (and neighboring) lands in the Tres Rios Field Office in far southwestern Colorado.

Wild Connections: Mapping Potential Wilderness Areas – identifying Lands with Wilderness Characteristics along the Arkansas River Corridor

The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act – 2014 was the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  See a poster of Wilderness Areas in Colorado

Southern Rockies Wildlands Network Vision – a science-based plan that provides an ambitious but practical approach to protecting networks of land in the Southern Rockies to maintain and restore native biological diversity in this spectacular region.

Responsible Development

2016 Map of Oil & Gas Development in Colorado and Wyoming – see where drilling is occurring and what lands have been leased by oil and gas companies for current and future development.

Leasing of National Forest Lands in BLM Oil and Gas Lease Sales – Rocky Mountain Wild wanted to better understand how the U.S. Forest Service determines which specific parcels to authorize the Bureau of Land management (“BLM”) to include in the quarterly oil and gas lease sale auctions. To carry out this task, our team read relevant parts of all documents pertaining to oil and gas leasing for all seven of Colorado’s national forest/national grassland administrative units. This included land and resource management plans and accompanying final environmental impact statements (FEISs), as well as stand-alone analyses (including FEISs) of oil and gas leasing. The analyses dates from 1992 to December, 2015.

Draft Boundary for South Park Master Leasing Plan – BLM planning for development of oil and gas resources in South Park, near the headwaters of the South Platte River