From the 2020 Annual Report Our work includes so many different facets of protecting public lands - this past year included new and ongoing legal work, modified community outreach programs, and the creation of brand-new initiatives. Some of this past year’s highlights include: West Elk Coal Mine - In June 2020, Mountain Coal Company defied a court order and illegally bulldozed a nearly mile-long road and two large drilling pads in the midst of the spectacular Sunset Roadless Area near Paonia. Wilderness Workshop joined inspectors with the State of Colorado to survey the damage done, and it was astounding to [...]
From the Spring 2021 issue of Wild Works In the Winter 2020 issue of Wild Works, our “Election Update” article outlined some of the changes we expected based on the 2020 elections. We’re happy to report that our initial predictions regarding the end of the “energy dominance” agenda, support for the 30x30 initiative (conserving 30% of our nation’s lands and waters by 2030), and a new era at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) were correct! As we pass President Biden’s 100th day in office, our excitement continues to grow about the opportunities we see with the new administration and [...]
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 [...]
Your "Vote for Public Lands" Guide We’re in the final countdown to Election Day. Are you ready? We’ve compiled a checklist for voting to get you—and your loved ones—prepped for Nov. 3. We’re a conservation organization and, like you, we care deeply about protecting our public lands. We know there are a lot of issues to consider when casting your vote, but please remember to vote with our wild places in mind. We don’t get a second chance when it comes to protecting our planet. ❱ Register to vote. In Colorado, you can register to vote in-person through [...]
Our public lands are something to celebrate everyday. Why? They are 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—365 days a year. ❱ 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 wildlife habitat. Register here. ❱Join us for a hike, restoration project or [...]
Comic: Wilderness Workshop and our superhero partners are fighting to stop the coal mine from destroying any more of the irreplaceable wild forest and wildlife habitat in the North Fork Valley.
WW's Defiende Nuestra Tierra Director, Beatriz Soto recently wrote an op-ed on the importance of protecting our natural resources.
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.
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.