Poll gauges voters' views on western conservation issues

Over two-thirds of voters in Mountain West states say they are worried about land, water and wildlife in the region, according to a recent poll.

The Conservation in the West Poll, by the State of the Rockies Projects at Colorado College, found 67% of voters expressed worry about "about the future of nature, meaning our land, water, air and wildlife" as opposed to hopeful.

The poll marks the 14th time the project has surveyed voters in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. It was conducted from January 4 to 21 and involved at least 400 registered voters in each of the eight states for a total 3,376 voters.

Among those worried about the future of nature in the west includes 72% in Arizona, 68% in Colorado, 63% in Idaho, 67% in Montana, 63% in Nevada, 64% in New Mexico, 65% in Utah, and 58% in Wyoming.

Among all voters, 70% said they prefer their representatives focus more on ensuring protection of resources and public lands, while 26% said they would rather they pursue more domestic energy production on public lands.

Green forest by a blue lake by John Salzarulo is licensed under Unsplash unsplash.com

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