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Roan Plateau, Colorado, NASA satellite image.
Roan Plateau, Colorado, NASA satellite image.

The Roan Plateau, located in western Colorado, USA, near Rifle, contains a variety of natural resources and scenic terrain: high ridges, deep valleys, desert lands, waterfalls, cutthroat trout, mountain lions, bears, rare plants, and oil and natural gas. On September 25, 2008, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the region through nearly cloud-free skies.

In this natural-color image the Roan Plateau assumes shades of green, brown, and beige, and deep canyons form branching, tree-like patterns on the landscape, and desert lands in the portions west of Meeker, Craig, and Rifle. Irrigation enables crops to thrive in this largely arid environment, evidenced by the relative greenness of the orchards and lawns around Grand Junction, Colorado. West of Rifle, the high desert terrain begins. Small towns of Battlement Mesa, Parachute, and De Beque are all high desert terrain. The land of Grand Junction and all around the city is pale beige, and has high desert terrain. This desert landscape extends west and southwest into Utah, and north across the roan plateau, and into Wyoming. The desert land also extends southeast through Whitewater, Delta, Olathe, and Montrose, and then the desert lands end as you pass the Montrose area. East of Grand Junction, however, Grand Mesa (partially obscured by clouds) is well-forested with conifers.

The dramatic changes in elevation throughout the Roan Plateau provide habitat to many of the area’s wild species which, combined with the landscape, are popular attractions for hikers, four-wheelers, and wildlife enthusiasts.

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Well I think for BLM this is a really unique place because of the deep canyons, the aspen trees, the views off the Roan Plateau. What makes it so special is that it rises from the Colorado River Valley several thousand feet, and because of that it creates some unique ecosystems up there. It’s a hard place to get to. You got to really want to get here. And so that’s part of what makes it special too, is it’s just really remote. The Roan Plateau is really a treasure within the BLM just because of the richness of the physical and biological resources here. Among the wealth of resources are some rare plants. My favorite of which is the Parachute Penstemon. Another rare species is the Hanging Garden Sullivantia, which grows along the seeps in the canyon walls on the streams. The Roan Plateau contains a really substantial fishery. All the perennial streams up on top have populations of Colorado River Cutthroat Trout. And these populations are genetically pure. The Roan Plateau has a fairly unique history. There’s been livestock grazing up here, there’s roads throughout. About 100 years ago it was set aside for its mineral potential and it was in 1997 it was transferred to the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Because the Roan Plateau has such a huge reservoir of natural gas, it’s very attractive to industry. We really worked hard with all the stakeholders involved and so we tried to balance protecting the most special and unique areas and allow for oil and gas development in a responsible fashion. It just really, I think, represents what we can do when we all work together and roll up our sleeves and find some common ground. Everyone has a stake in this, and the mandate of multiple use and sustain yield is challenging. BLM is the right agency to manage the Roan, and the Roan Plateau provides that perfect backdrop for us to try to meet that challenge by ensuring that we’re managing for a multiple use and sustainable yield now and into the future.

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Natural gas

The plateau's energy reserves invite exploration and drilling: existing wells produce natural gas immediately adjacent to the plateau.[1] In 2000 the U.S. Bureau of Land Management began developing the Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan. Released in final form in early 2008, the plan allowed for recovery of natural gas from beneath the plateau while setting aside 21,034 acres (85 square kilometers) as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern.

In accordance with the Management Plan, the BLM leased 54,631 acres (221.08 km2) for gas development on the Roan Plateau in August 2008. The winning competitive bids totaled $113.9 million in lease bonuses, a record for a federal onshore lease sale in the lower 48 states. The Colorado state government will receive 49% of the lease bonuses, as well as 49% of subsequent royalties (royalties are 12.5% of the gross value) from gas sales. The lease sale received much criticism from those opposed to development on the plateau, including from Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ National Geographic (July 2005): "Drilling the West"
  2. ^ Nick Snow, "Record-breaking Colorado lease sale still falls short," Oil & Gas Journal, 25 August 2008, p.30.

External links

  • BLM Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan and Final EIS Accessed October 2, 2008.
  • Center for Native Ecosystems: Roan Plateau. Accessed October 2, 2008.
  • "Drilling the West", from National Geographic Magazine, July 2005. Accessed October 2, 2008.
  • "Roan Plateau". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-12-25.

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