2016-17 State of the Rockies Speaker Series
Our Natural Economy: Capitalizing on Colorado's Unique Place in the Rockies
April 12-13, 2017
On April 12, members of the community gathered to hear the results of the 7th Colorado College State of the Rockies Conservation in the West poll. The survey, conducted in seven western states, explored bi-partisan opinions in each state and for the Rocky Mountain West region concerning conservation, energy development, the role of government, and citizen priorities. Featured speakers Ray Rasker, chief economist of Headwaters Economics and Lori Weigel, partner at Public Opinion Strategies, shared their findings on the attitudes of western voters and the economics of federal lands.
On April 13, as part of the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, a panel of communications experts met to discuss environmental issues and media coverage. Drawing on trends from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, five panelists looked at the priorities of voters in the seventh annual Conservation in the West poll and direction in the first 100 days of the Trump presidency.
The Pikes Peak Heritage Series co-sponsored these events with the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project.
Detailed summaries of the conversations and copies of presentation materials can be found below.
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