PUBLIC LANDS BUSINESS ALLIES
Join the “Protecting Public Lands is Good Business” campaign – No cost or donation to join! –
Our public lands are falling victim to an onslaught of attacks both locally and nationally, as efforts have ratcheted up more recently to underfund, downsize, sell-off, privatize, and expand resource extraction in these beloved places. These efforts are not only a threat to our public lands, they are a threat to our outdoor culture, western heritage, and economy.
States like Colorado, and areas like the Roaring Fork Valley depend heavily on the bounty of our public lands. Tourism and recreation generated $47.7 billion for Colorado in 2016, not including indirect economic benefits spawned for related business and industry. Our local economy thrives in large part because of our proximity and access to public lands. Colorado’s pristine forests, majestic mountains, wild lands and clean air and water are the key ingredients to our flourishing economy, not only attracting tourists, but also beckoning top talent and a highly educated workforce to want to live, work and play here.
With so many businesses in the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding areas who support protecting our public lands and keeping them available for all Americans to enjoy, Wilderness Workshop is leading a campaign to elevate your voice.
“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.”
President Lyndon B. Johnson