Part One: Colorado
Fading Lands by Andrew Amelung
The first part of the Fading Lands series depicts public lands throughout the state of Colorado that are currently under threat. Public access to these lands might be restricted or altogether eliminated in the interest of oil, gas, or mineral extraction, and the process would most likely cause irreparable damage to landscape and environment. Despite this threat, there have been recent developments taken by a variety of interest groups working together with local communities to protect these areas, which include the Roan Plateau, the Thompson Divide, the Upper Fork of the Gunnison, the Vermillion Basin, Grand Mesa National Forest and Browns Canyon National Monument.