Climate Change in Aspen
Partners: Conservation Colorado, Earth Justice, Protect Our Winters, The Wilderness Society, Thompson Divide Coalition, Wilderness Workshop
Airport Origin : Aspen, CO
EcoFlight flew scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, NASA, and Protect Our Winters to show local watersheds and efforts to deal with climate change, and is developing a plan to conduct a baseline snowpack and climate change study for City of Aspen with partners at Columbia University.
EcoFlight educates and advocates for the protection of remaining wildlands and wildlife habitat through the use of small aircraft. As you saw from our flight, the aerial perspective can offer an honest and engaging perspective of the landscape and highlights some of the issues we face in protecting it, whether it is climate change, wildlife habitat or the health of communities.
Public lands are important to our quality of life here in Colorado and many Coloradans depend on these lands for their livelihood. Colorado's public lands contributed $62 billion to the state's economy, and support more than 511,000 direct jobs.
Whether it is protecting roadless areas from development or keeping drilling out of wildlands and sensitive water sources, we are proud to work alongside effective groups like Wilderness Workshop and Thompson Divide Coalition and many others who help protect the reasons why we love our state.