From the Spring 2021 issue of Wild Works August 12, Thursday - Wild Feast Our largest annual benefit. Delicious cuisine and libations in the Hotel Jerome Courtyard. Awards, amusing auction items, and a few surprises. Your best chance to see Executive Director Will Roush in a suit. To purchase tickets contact Emily@wildernessworkshop.org. September 24, Friday - Community Party Celebrating YOU - our fabulous members and supporters! Sopris Park in Carbondale. Music and dancing for the adults, a bounce house for the kiddos. Beer, not-beer, and lots of food. “I Heart Public Lands” swag in abundance. Bring everyone you know. September [...]
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From the Spring 2021 issue of Wild Works Nueva Administración, Nuevas Oportunidades En la edición de invierno del 2020 de Wild Works, en nuestro artículo "Actualización de las elecciones" se describieron algunos de los cambios que esperábamos en función de las elecciones del 2020. Y nos complace informarle que nuestras predicciones iniciales con respecto al fin de la agenda de "dominio de la energía", en apoyo a la iniciativa 30x30 (conservando el 30% de las tierras y aguas de nuestra nación para 2030) y una nueva era en la Oficina de Administración de Tierras (BLM por sus siglas en inglés) [...]
From the Spring 2021 issue of Wild Works As of printing, here’s the latest on some of our ongoing projects: Aspen Trees. Photo by Jon Mullen. Aspen Management Plan ‑ In February, the White River National Forest released a proposed Aspen Management Plan that would authorize cutting and burning of 375,000 acres of aspen habitat, forest-wide, for decades to come. Our team analyzed the project and determined it does not comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires site-specific analysis and opportunities for public comment on specific locations and timelines for forest management activities. We also [...]
From the Spring 2021 issue of Wild Works Wilderness Workshop is a member of the People, Public Lands, and Climate Collaborative. Wilderness Workshop is always looking for opportunities to raise the profile and leverage the impact of our work and collaboration and partnership are critical strategies in our efforts to protect public lands! On any given day you’ll find us in meetings with the Forest Service and BLM and other non-profits about stewardship projects on public lands, inviting local speakers for Latino Advocacy Week, or recruiting state and national partners to bring added expertise and capacity to our [...]
From the Spring 2021 issue of Wild Works Wilderness Workshop is excited to announce a new initiative to protect wild public lands: the Colorado Wildlands Project! Nearly 2,000 feet tall, the Palisade near Gateway, CO, is one of many stunning redrock formations on land managed by the BLM. Photo by Jon Mullen. The Wildlands Project will protect public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in western Colorado. Colorado’s 8.3 million acres of BLM-administered public lands make up one-third of the federal public lands in our state, yet only 8% of these lands are permanently protected, [...]
From the Spring 2021 issue of Wild Works Beverly Patera, Operations Manager A warm welcome to Beverly Patera, our new Operations Manager! Beverly brings with her a strong background in finance and systems management, as well as an innate appreciation for the outdoors. With a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Valdosta State University, Beverly devoted an extra focus on small business operations and has applied those principles throughout her career managing restaurants, family businesses, and nonprofits. Born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and a resident of Carbondale since 2013, Beverly enjoys immersing herself in [...]
The Homestake Valley’s riparian and wetland communities—which sustain a high diversity of plant and wildlife species and are the most ecologically productive landscapes in the Colorado high country—would be destroyed by the proposed dam, which would send Western Slope water across the Continental Divide. From the Spring 2021 issue of Wild Works Late March brought disappointing news when the White River National Forest approved drilling test wells in the Homestake Valley – the first step towards constructing a new dam and reservoir that could inundate portions of the Holy Cross Wilderness. Worse yet, the Forest Service approved this [...]
From the 2020 Annual Report Thank you for reading Wilderness Workshop’s 2020 Annual Report—our first ever! Amidst all the work at hand to protect public lands we thought it important to take a moment to celebrate our achievements over the past year, thank our wonderful members and donors, and look towards the future. It’s tough to talk about 2020 without mentioning the far-reaching impacts of the pandemic, which had our staff working from home, modifying our events to ensure social distancing, and spending waaay too much time on Zoom. We’re very grateful for the many front-line organizations who have been [...]
From the 2020 Annual Report Thank you to our generous community of supporters, business sponsors, and partners! Donors listed gave to Wilderness Workshop in the 2020 calendar year. Please scroll down for individual donors. Premiere Sponsors Alpine Bank Aspen Times Aspen Skiing Company True Nature Healing Arts Sopris Liquor and Wine Gold Sponsors An Aspen Affair Garfield & Hecht Rainy Day Designs Reese Henry & Co. Silver Sponsors Antedotum Blazing Adventures Bristlecone Mountain Sports Cripple Creek Backcountry Land+Shelter Ute Mountaineer Bronze Sponsors Aria’s Loft Bonfire Coffee Dandelion Inn Grassroots TV Two Leaves and a Bud The Village Smithy Campaign [...]
From the 2020 Annual Report Board Member Spotlight: Mary Dominick-Coomer Mary has been a long-time friend to Wilderness Workshop and a dedicated Board Member since 2004. You’re certain to have seen Mary and her husband Sven at our events or out on the trails! What sparked your interest in Wilderness Workshop? My father taught my sisters and me Sunday school using Nature as a place of solace and where one could find the “great spirit.” Consequently, Nature has always been a part of my life to honor and protect. After I moved to Aspen, Connie Harvey, one of the three [...]