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 [...]
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 [...]
CELEBRATING CONSERVATION AND PUBLIC LANDS To become a co-host, please email Philanthropy Director Emily Kay. To purchase tickets (individually or by the table), please click here.
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: [...]
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 [...]
El pasado mes de junio, Wilderness Workshop lanzo su nuevo programa Defiende Nuestra Tierra comúnmente llamado Defiende como corto. Wilderness Workshop noto al igual que muchos de ustedes; el significativo crecimiento que tiene la población latina en nuestro valle y sus alrededores. A través de este programa Wilderness Workshop se ha uniendo a un esfuerzo colectivo en ser una asociación que es diversa, incluyente y siempre viendo hacia el futuro. El programa Defiende ha tenido un alcance significativo en sus esfuerzos de integración y unión comunitaria, como su prioridad la educación acerca de nuestras tierras públicas, tanto el Servicio Forestal como [...]
The city of Aspen has reached settlement agreements with all opposers to Aspen’s two pending water court cases regarding its conditional storage rights on Castle and Maroon creeks, officials announced on Tuesday. The next steps will be obtaining water court approval of the stipulations and entry of decrees continuing the conditional water rights for another six-year period. The city since 1965 has held conditional water rights to build dams and reservoirs on the upper reaches of Castle and Maroon creeks. When the city applied for its every-six-years diligence filing in 2016 in water court, 10 parties, including environmental organizations, the Forest [...]
A federal judge dismissed the case of a lawsuit an energy company brought over the government's cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide area, about two and a half months after a settlement was reached in the case. Wilderness Workshop staff attorney Peter Hart said in a news release that the dismissal of the case in a Sept. 4 order by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn "is another day to celebrate in our long campaign to protect the Divide." From the standpoint of SG Interests, the company that brought the suit and notified Blackburn on Aug. [...]