Tuesday, February 19 5:00- 8:00 P.M. Join us for our annual popular moonlit uphill hike/skin to Cliffhouse restaurant on Tiehack on Tuesday, February 19 honoring our work. We are partnering with Aspen Skiing Company to offer a free community uphill to the cozy restaurant, where food and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is open to all members of the public. No dogs, please.
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Saturday, March 30 11:00 - 2:00 How can you make the perfect spring ski day even better? By adding burgers beer, and your friends at Wilderness Workshop, of course! Join us (please RSVP) for our annual Ski Day Social on Saturday, March 30 from 11:00-2:00 at the old Cafe Suzanne at the base of West Buttermilk. Wilderness Workshop is renting the building for the day. There will be free food (including veggie options) and drinks for current, new or renewing members. Members can receive a special 50% discounted lift ticket (contact Rebecca Mirsky). If you’re not currently a member, renew or [...]
Wednesday, June 26 Join us for our 3rd annual gala to protect our wild lands with guest speakers, live music, and an elegant seasonal dinner by the Caribou Club on Wedensday, June 26. Full proceeds of the event benefit Wilderness Workshop's programs. Tickets and tables on sale this spring. For more information, contact Rebecca Mirsky at (970) 963-3977.
Friday, September 6 This fall, join Wilderness Workshop in honoring our organization’s most valuable resource: YOU, our fabulous members and supporters. Help us celebrate our vibrant community of public land lovers in Sopris Park in Carbondale. We’ll be offering FREE beer and non-alcoholic beverages to all Wilderness Workshop members, as well as affordable food available for sale. Look out for more details this spring. This event is free and open to the public and replaces our previous WildFest celebration with a community oriented party.
Wilderness Workshop would not exist without YOU, our members. Our work is inspired by and made possible by the hundreds of people who advocate for and spend time in our surrounding public lands. Our members provide us with the majority of our funding, contribute to a robust volunteer and advocacy program, and are a wellspring of new ideas. While WW is not strictly speaking a membership organization, we consider anyone who contributes on an annual basis either by making a donation or volunteering to be a member. We welcome donations of any amount, and we offer a range of volunteering opportunities: [...]
Last year, the Trump administration reduced the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent. Now, the federal government is taking public comment on a draft management plan for the monument, and Thursday is the last day for feedback. To learn more about the implications of the proposed change, Elizabeth Stewart-Severy spoke with former press officer for the White River National Forest Bill Kight. Kight recently retired from nearly 40 years in land management and has also worked as an archaeologist. Listen Here >>
Written by Beatriz Soto, Latino Outreach Coordinator This year, Wilderness Workshop launched a new outreach program, Defiende Nuestra Tierra (“Defiende” for short). Through this program, we have joined a collective effort to create an organization and an environmental movement that is diverse, inclusive and always looking towards the future. Defiende has had significant success in its outreach efforts towards community integration and union, always with its driving focus on public lands awareness and education. Both the Forest Service and the BLM have collaborated with us on bilingual hikes specifically focused on the Latino/a population. Other nonprofit organizations, valley businesses and local [...]
For over 80 years, indigenous people, connected for untold generations to a most unusual and enchanting portion of southwest Utah's landscape, urged the United States government to protect their homeland. None of those people who started that effort walk upon the Earth with us today, but hopefully, their labor of love wasn't in vain. That homeland, Bears Ears National Monument, was established by President Barack Obama in December 2016 at the request of five Native American tribes, who spent six of those 80 years in public meetings developing their plan for management and protection of the land and cultural resources. Those [...]
A federal judge has agreed with activists that the Bureau of Land Management failed to adequately consider greenhouse gas impacts from oil and gas consumption in its new resource management plan for the Colorado River Valley Field Office. Judge Lewis T. Babcock also found that the agency "failed to consider reasonable alternatives to oil and gas leasing and development" as part of its review of alternatives in the plan. Babcock has ordered the plaintiffs in the suit to try to negotiate a remedy to the shortfalls in the BLM's review, and to submit written briefs on a proposed remedy if an [...]