What do you get when a horse, a shovel and a team of people wearing face masks walk into the forest? Trail restoration! This past weekend, we partnered the White River National Forest, Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council, and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers to improve the trail system in the Hay Park Area at the base of Mount Sopris. We completed restoration work to close an unauthorized route that led into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and improved the northernmost section of the Buzzard Basin Trail, which allows for a loop on the Capitol [...]
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On Sept. 26, we celebrate National Public Lands Day. What exactly does that mean? It’s a chance to relish in one of America’s greatest assets: our abundance of wild places. We’ve put together a list of ways you can engage with and help protect public lands—on the official holiday and everyday. ❱ Help us pull barbed wire fencing on BLM lands at Sutey Ranch as part of our restoration project series. Left over from when the property was used for ranching, these fences prevent wildlife from moving freely and we’ll help to restore this critical piece of [...]
AND THE WINNERS ARE... Wilderness Workshop recently held a #Wildforgood photo contest. The paremeters were: a landscape in Colorado, without people or animals and with your smartphone. Many photos rolled in. We then had people vote on Facebook. And, here's what they chose. FIRST PLACE Tessa Lagunas was hiking out to the Crystal Mill when she took this photograph in Gunnison County. The Glenwood Springs resident moved to Colorado seven years ago from Mexico, and recently started participating with Wilderness Workshop’s Defiende Nuestra Tierra program to learn more about public lands access in and around the [...]