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Wild For Good Photo Contest

SUBMIT A PHOTO OF YOUR FAVORITE WILD PLACE FOR FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!  ¡Envía tu foto de tu paisaje favorito para la oportunidad de ganar! Español abajo We love our wild places and we know you do too! Submit a photo of your favorite wild spot, for a chance to win! We’ll share the submissions with our community online and on social media, and they’ll vote for the winning photo. First prize: A BCA Stash 20 Backpack, valued at $145.00, from Cripple Creek Backcountry, and a professionally mounted, 5x6 photo of your winning [...]

Wild For Good Photo Contest2020-05-15T16:14:18+00:00

Support the Businesses who support us!

SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES WHO SUPPORT US! Wilderness Workshop is grateful for the dozens of local businesses and partner non-profit organizations who support our work through event and program sponsorships, donations, volunteerism, and advocacy. The support of these businesses helps to make our work to protect public lands across the White River National Forest possible, and we so appreciate their continued generosity and devotion to our mission. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us at Wilderness Workshop feel very lucky to be able to continue our work protecting public lands. These are uncertain times for everyone, and [...]

Support the Businesses who support us!2020-05-22T15:01:10+00:00

Court scraps Colo. roadless exception — again

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday reversed a lower court ruling, forcing the federal government to reconsider yet again where coal mining is allowed in “roadless” areas of Colorado.

Court scraps Colo. roadless exception — again2020-05-22T19:22:35+00:00

Showdown over Trump’s plan to overhaul landmark law’s environmental reviews heads to Colorado

Hearing on NEPA set for Denver as 50-year-old law guides environmental reivew of project in Vail Valley The ill-conceived Berlaimont Estates project and its proposal to pave a 26-foot-wide road across 4.5 miles of Forest Service land and critical elk winter habitat, outside of Edwards is gaining statewide notoriety, as the Trump administration aggressively works to gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Last month, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced a rulemaking that would fundamentally alter the scope of NEPA by limiting requirements for environmental review and public participation. Projects like the proposed Berlaimont access road [...]

Showdown over Trump’s plan to overhaul landmark law’s environmental reviews heads to Colorado2020-05-06T22:09:10+00:00

Letter: Don’t let Trump cripple NEPA process

A wonderful letter to the editor from Judy Fox-Perry, speaking to the integral roll of NEPA in our community's quest to protect Thompson Divide from oil and gas development - as the Trump administration continues to shamelessly pursue more rollbacks to this bedrock environmental law. #ProtectNEPA Read Full Article Here >>

Letter: Don’t let Trump cripple NEPA process2020-05-06T21:52:27+00:00

It’s time for Gardner to support CORE Act

Another great editorial by the The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction in support of the #COREAct. Thank you for voicing the opinion of so many Coloradans! Protecting public lands and striving for equal access to the outdoors is key to the Colorado way of life. Senator Cory Gardner, please listen to your constituents - it's time to pass the #COREAct! Read Full Article Here >>

It’s time for Gardner to support CORE Act2020-05-06T21:59:49+00:00

Make your voice heard Take action on issues that matter to you

>>español en la parte inferior Take action on issues that matter to you To protect our beloved backcountry, wildlands and environment, it takes a community movement! That’s where you come in. We need creative, attention-getting and sometimes massive displays of public support to make our message heard from our small community all the way to Washington DC. A lot of little actions can add up to something big. What is advocacy? Advocacy is calling on your elected officials to take action in support of a cause or issue. As an advocate, you ask policymakers to support and promote policies that [...]

Make your voice heard Take action on issues that matter to you2020-01-30T22:11:40+00:00