Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Colorado, extractive industries accounted for 3.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016.
Colorado leads the nation in production of:
Natural resource ownership in the U.S. is closely tied to land ownership. Land can be owned by citizens, corporations, Indian tribes or individuals, or governments (for instance, federal, state, or local governments). Much of the data on this site is limited to natural resource extraction on federal land, which represents 35.9% of all land in Colorado.
Energy production: The U.S. Energy Information Administration publishes a profile of energy production and usage in Colorado.
Nonenergy minerals: The U.S. Geological Survey publishes information about nonenergy mineral extraction in the USGS Minerals Yearbook for Colorado.
Energy production in the entire state of Colorado
The Energy Information Administration collects data about all energy-related natural resources produced on federal, state, and privately owned land.
Production on federal land in Colorado
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue collects detailed data about natural resource production