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 [...]
WW's Defiende Nuestra Tierra Director, Beatriz Soto recently wrote an op-ed on the importance of protecting our natural resources.
Protecting North Fork Roadless Forests Some of our region’s most spectacular roadless forests are found in the North Fork of the Gunnison River watershed outside the towns of Paonia and Hotchkiss. From Huntsman Ridge in the Thompson Divide to the northern flanks of the West Elk Wilderness, dense aspen forests, wide open meadows, and alpine streams and ponds provide habitat for elk, bear, moose and lynx, as well as northern goshawk, purple martin and Colorado River cutthroat trout. For outdoor enthusiasts, this landscape is a treasure trove for hiking, camping and skiing. Beyond recreation, these wild areas support a [...]
A Roundup of Trump Administration Rollbacks on Environmental Protections We’re in the waning months of a presidential administration that has brazenly steamrolled environmental laws and policies designed to protect the planet and the public. The Trump administration has already gutted dozens of regulations that safeguard public lands and wildlife, reduce climate pollution, preserve public health and give us all a voice in how our shared lands and resources are managed. Unfortunately, we can expect an increasing barrage of attacks in the coming months—the 11th hour is when a potentially outgoing administration accelerates its agenda. With an election looming, victory [...]
WW's own Defiende Nuestra Tierra Director, Beatriz Soto recently wrote an op-ed on the connections between COVID-19 and climate change and how impacts from both crises disproportionately impact members of the local Latinx Community.
Wilderness Workshop joins Colorado Wild Public Lands and several other businesses and environmental and recreation nonprofits in promoting the message of responsible recreation during this crisis.
Arch Coal has bulldozed about a mile of new road into the Sunset Roadless Area, barely two months after a federal court ruling that banned the mining company from building new roads in the protected forest near Paonia.
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.
Naturalist Nights: WW was thrilled to host Wildlands Network staffers Myles Traphagen and Mirna Manteca for Naturalist Nights and as part of our Defiende Nuestra Tierra program.
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 [...]