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Colorado’s recreation roadmap makes it one of the only states to fuse outdoor play, environmental protection

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    EscReality (edited ) Link
    As our state continues to grow at a rapid rate one of the biggest issues facing locals is conservation and preserving Colorado for future generations. We have a long history of conservation...

    As our state continues to grow at a rapid rate one of the biggest issues facing locals is conservation and preserving Colorado for future generations. We have a long history of conservation culture in Colorado, it's something that is accepted across party lines and is just part of living in the Rockies.

    My biggest fear as we grow is that we will sacrifice that conservation culture for growth.

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      tildez Link Parent
      I have lived in both Colorado and Utah. It’s incredible how they are so similar in many ways but could not be further apart when it comes to conservation of natural resources. I was very happy to...

      I have lived in both Colorado and Utah. It’s incredible how they are so similar in many ways but could not be further apart when it comes to conservation of natural resources.

      I was very happy to see the Outdoor Retailer Expo, which was a huge fucking deal to SLC, move do Denver because of issues like this.

      Edit:

      Adding to this, IMO Utahns are even more outdoorsy than Coloradans, but they consistently elect conservative politicians that do not share their values. It’s baffling. Very glad to not be living in that wacky place anymore.

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        EscReality Link Parent
        That basically boils down to the Mormons. The Mormon population of Utah is massive and make up a large part of their government. Because of this, the ideals the Mormon government holds does not...

        Utahns are even more outdoorsy than Coloradans, but they consistently elect conservative politicians that do not share their values.

        That basically boils down to the Mormons. The Mormon population of Utah is massive and make up a large part of their government. Because of this, the ideals the Mormon government holds does not always line up with the general population. If it was not for the Mormon population Utah would be Edward Abbey's dream land and they would have more conservation than Colorado does.

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          tildez Link Parent
          You're giving me flashbacks to when the Mormon church-owned mall opened downtown, less than a mile from an existing, relatively new mall. They gave many of the stores that were in the secular mall...

          You're giving me flashbacks to when the Mormon church-owned mall opened downtown, less than a mile from an existing, relatively new mall. They gave many of the stores that were in the secular mall incentives to move, but not Victoria's Secret or the movie theater or Starbucks or... you get the idea. I've heard the church owns most of downtown and they clearly don't mind flexing their muscles.

          1. EscReality Link Parent
            Yup, the amount of power they hold in Utah is terrifying. Honestly, I would consider moving that way to avoid some of the growth going on in Colorado but I am an atheist and it just wouldn't be...

            Yup, the amount of power they hold in Utah is terrifying. Honestly, I would consider moving that way to avoid some of the growth going on in Colorado but I am an atheist and it just wouldn't be good for my blood pressure.

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