WW in the News 2018-05-24T21:45:30+00:00



Felicity Huffman and Denali Barron join Wilderness Workshop Board

June 11th, 2018|

Felicity Huffman grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley. She graduated from NYU and is a founding member of the acclaimed Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. Her acting credits include Broadway, off Broadway, television and film. She has earned an Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe and Emmy awards. [...]


June 7th, 2018|

GRAND JUNCTION – On Friday, June 1, the House Committee on Natural Resources convened a Field Hearing in Grand Junction, "Examining Natural Gas and Oil Shale Opportunities in Western Colorado." Reps. Scott Tipton of CO's 3rd District and Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah hosted the hearing. The purpose of the [...]

Wilderness Workshop announces 2018 summer schedule

June 4th, 2018|

Conservation group Wilderness Workshop will host a variety of events throughout the summer, including its recurring hike and restoration series. June 27, 6 p.m.: Wild Feast is a fundraiser featuring cocktails hors d'ouevres and music before a three-course dinner, held at Aspen's Caribou Club. Guest speakers will be Sharon Buccino, [...]

Sloan Shoemaker reflects providing fierce voice for environment in Aspen

June 4th, 2018|

Sloan Shoemaker was executive director of Wilderness Workshop for less than two weeks in May 2003 when he dropped a bombshell on Aspen Skiing Co. and Aspen Highlands base area developer Gerald Hines. Shoemaker claimed in a letter to the U.S. Forest Service that a proposed Skico gondola connecting Aspen [...]

Wilderness Workshop launches Defiende Nuestra Tierra program in effort to engage local Latino communities

June 1st, 2018|

Wilderness Workshop has announced the start of a new program called Defiende Nuestra Tierra. Spanish for Defend Our Land, the outreach will serve as an outlet for the Roaring Fork Valley and Colorado River Latino communities to voice their opinions regarding issues concerning public lands. To welcome the new Defiende [...]

City of Aspen will not build reservoirs in Maroon and Castle valleys

May 30th, 2018|

Aspen City Council on Tuesday approved agreements with five entities that took the municipal government to court in an attempt to block its plans to build dams on Castle and Maroon creeks. The approved agreements stipulate that the city will not build reservoirs in those pristine wilderness areas, and will [...]

City of Aspen agrees to no dams in designated wilderness area

May 24th, 2018|

The city of Aspen has reached an agreement with five opposing parties in water court over the municipal government's plans to reserve the right to build dams on Maroon and Castle creeks. Two of the opposers, Wilderness Workshop and Western Resource Advocates, announced the settlement Thursday evening. Will Roush, conservation [...]

Shoemaker steps down at Wilderness Workshop, Roush to fill his shoes

May 23rd, 2018|

In what the organization is calling a “bittersweet moment,” Wildness Workshop Executive Director Sloan Shoemaker announced his resignation from the position last week — but although the news marks the end of a 21-year run in that role, it doesn’t mean the end of Shoemaker’s involvement with the Carbondale conservation [...]

Forest Service cuts acreage for logging project near Ruedi Reservoir

May 1st, 2018|

In response to objections filed earlier this year, the U.S. Forest Service is removing nearly 130 acres of aspens from a logging project east of Ruedi Reservoir and will limit the time trucks can use Frying Pan Road through Basalt. District Ranger Karen Schroyer said Monday in the final decision [...]

More than 700 comments submitted regarding Berlaimont Estates access plan; decision to be made in the fall

April 18th, 2018|

AGLE — After talking about potential fire dangers for 2018 and other White River National Forest topics, last week the Eagle County commissioners and officials from the Eagle Holy Cross Ranger District briefly discussed the controversial Berlaimont project at Edwards. Berlaimont Estates is a 680-acre parcel of private property surrounded [...]

Residents push for stricter air quality standards

April 17th, 2018|

State health officials headed out to Rifle on Tuesday to meet with a room full of Western Slope residents, community activists and members of the oil and gas industry to discuss adopting stricter air quality standards across the state. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission is looking into whether the [...]

State Air Quality Regulators in Rifle Today

April 17th, 2018|

The state Air Pollution Control Division is in Rifle today to talk to stakeholders and hear public comment about emissions from oil and gas extraction. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Peter Hart, staff attorney for Wilderness Workshop, to find out more. The meeting starts at noon at the Garfield County [...]

The Wilderness Workshop is the conservation watchdog of nearly 3 million acres of public lands in western Colorado.

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