The area proposed is the epicenter of Wyoming history, home of Wyoming’s most famous book My Friend Flicka translated into 7 languages and made into 2 Hollywood movies. It is home of the oldest Wyoming ranch held in ownership within the same family, the Double XX Ranch. It is the home of Ames Monument, a granite pyramid, truly an engineering wonder which stands at the tallest point on the transcontinental railroad which is the home of 650-foot Dale Creek Bridge. The Dale Creek Bridge presented engineers of the United States transcontinental railroad their most difficult challenge. It is home of the Lincoln Highway, the earliest transcontinental highway route for automobiles across the United States.Cecille B. DeMille chose this landscape to skillfully interweave a classic film of old west legend The Plainsman starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur.
Sitting north of the proposed lease is one of the most visited wide crack rock climbing areas in the world, Vedauwoo, an Arapahoe word meaning “earth-born’. It was once believed that these magnificent rock formations were created by playful spirits.
Wyoming has long migration routes, long view sheds, fragile and arid ecotourism destinations. Renewable Energy projects poorly planned and executed threaten Wyoming’s wildlife and ecotourism industry. our health, the health and economy of our children and their children.