Wild Works Newsletter

Protecting North Fork Roadless Forests

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 [...]

Protecting North Fork Roadless Forests2020-08-04T20:14:18+00:00

A Roundup of Trump Administration Rollbacks on Environmental Protections

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 [...]

A Roundup of Trump Administration Rollbacks on Environmental Protections2020-07-14T21:37:16+00:00

We’re Working on Projects to Restore the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

Here's What We're Doing to Restore the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness The three women who founded Wilderness Workshop are known locally as the “Maroon Belles” because of their early work to significantly expand the footprint of what’s now the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. We are fortunate that one of the most iconic—and photogenic!—landscapes in the country is right here in our backyard. These lands are the ancestral homelands of the Ute people. When mining prospectors arrived to the Roaring Fork Valley in the late 1800s, some of this area was used for logging and other developments. Wilderness designation and expansion occurred [...]

We’re Working on Projects to Restore the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness2020-07-15T14:54:17+00:00
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