Where we work
The most visited forest in the nation, the White River stretches from the Flat Tops in the north to the Elk Range (stretching from Aspen to Carbondale) in the south, and from Battlement Mesa in the west to the Eisenhower Tunnel in the east. It comprises the headwaters of the Colorado River, and straddles the “spine of the continent,” a major north-south wildlife movement corridor. Most of the BLM lands in this region are administered by the Glenwood Springs Field Office and include noteworthy wildlands outside of Rifle, Carbondale and Eagle.
The WRNF contains all or portions of eight wilderness areas. Roughly from west to east, they are the Flat Tops, Raggeds, Maroon Bells-Snowmass, Collegiate Peaks, Hunter-Fryingpan, Holy Cross, Eagles Nest and Ptarmigan Peak.
In addition, we’re campaigning for the designation of hundreds of thousands of acres of new wilderness, plus expansions of the existing wilderness areas. For detailed descriptions and maps of these areas, go here.