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Protected from Dams

After two years of advocacy and work we signed an agreement that would result in the City of Aspen moving and downsizing its current water rights to build dams on Castle and Maroon Creeks. This win-win agreement guarantees that no dams will be built in these iconic valleys!

Protected from Dams2019-03-12T15:24:47+00:00

Oil Shale Lawsuit

Helped force a legal settlement with Dept. of Interior to revisit oil shale approvals; Colorado acreage subsequently reduced from 350,000 acres to 35,000 acres

Oil Shale Lawsuit2018-05-19T22:10:30+00:00

BLM Admits Leases Are Illegal

BLM reconsiders decision to sell 65 oil and gas leases on the White River National Forest based on years of legal advocacy by WW and partners

BLM Admits Leases Are Illegal2018-05-19T22:11:35+00:00

Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness

A 10-year campaign culminated in the permanent protection of this 82,000-acre area

Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness2018-05-19T21:45:24+00:00

Wilderness Monitoring

Partnered with Aspen Ranger District to launch trail and campsite monitoring program; later added air, water and invasive-weed protocols

Wilderness Monitoring2018-05-19T21:56:40+00:00

Snowmass Creek Instream Flow

Won a pivotal Colorado Supreme Court ruling establishing a compromise that balances ecosystem needs and human demand

Snowmass Creek Instream Flow2018-05-19T21:57:52+00:00

Thompson Divide Coalition

Citizens’ group created to achieve permanent protection of this 220,000-acre area from new leasing and drilling

Thompson Divide Coalition2018-05-19T21:58:45+00:00

Victory for the Roan Plateau

Judge invalidates Bush era management plan that opened the entire Plateau to leasing based on a legal challenge filed by WW and partner groups

Victory for the Roan Plateau2018-05-19T22:00:05+00:00
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