Starship 1XE sits comfortably in its shelter while conservation flying continues in a TBM 700, a single engine turboprop that can fly at 300 knots and up to 31,000 ft. There are many ways to protect and conserve land. We can legislate, mandate, regulate and even monument-ate it. Or the old fashioned way ... buy it.
EcoFlight flew a group of students from Colorado Mountain College over the Roan Plateau for the aerial perspective of what they are studying. Students had the opportunity to see the intact parts of on the Roan, and the heavy amount of development around its base and the private lands on top, and saw the Thompson Divide, a roadless area that provides important wildlife habitat and is an economic driver for local communities.