Take Action

Activism in TDThanks for being willing to take action on behalf of our public lands! Here are issues where we could really use your help:

  • 4/9/2017: Tell Colorado regulators that Western Slope residents deserve strong protections against oil and gas emissionsColorado’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) is considering whether to strengthen air pollution standards for oil and gas operations statewide – and they’re taking input from Western Slope residents at a public hearing on April 17th. Stronger protections could significantly improve our air quality and our health, and combat climate change – BUT WE NEED YOU to show up at the meeting to make your voice heard. This important public meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 3:30-5:00pm, at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office – Rifle Annex, 106 County Road 333-A, Rifle, CO 81650.
  • 2/27/2018: Tell the Forest Service not to pave sensitive wildlife habitat for suburban sprawl in the backcountryBerlaimont Estates in Edwards is asking the U.S. Forest Service to approve a proposal to provide a private access through Forest Service land to a private inholding development, via a 32-foot wide, paved, switchbacking, bermed and walled, year-round road. Presently, the area is only accessible in the summer, and via a narrow, ungraded dirt road. If built, the proposed new development would consist of 19 new mega homes and accessory dwellings, atop a mountainous hillside, surrounded completely by Forest Service land. Please tell the Forest Service not to approve this proposed access road, which would literally pave the way to another sprawling and unsustainable housing development in the backcountry. Comment deadline: March 12, 2018
  • Ongoing: Thank Senator Bennet and Representative Jared Polis for introducing the “Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act” and ask Senator Gardner to become a co-sponsorOn January 24, 2018 Senator Bennet and Representative Polis introduced the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act to protect 96,000 acres of public land in Eagle and Summit Counties. Crafted to protect wilderness, world class mountain biking, wildlife habitat and the historical landscape at Camp Hale, this bill has support from just about everyone you can imagine.
  • Ongoing: Thank Senator Bennet for introducing the Thompson Divide Withdrawal Act; urge Sen. Gardner and Rep. Tipton to support it
    Thank Senator Michael Bennet for introducing the Thompson Divide Withdrawal Act. This bill would permanently remove a large chunk of the Thompson Divide from future oil and gas development. Just sign the letter – your email will be sent with the appropriate greeting line at the top, and your name will be automatically added at the bottom.
  • Ongoing: Capital WatchWW members interested in following public policy initiatives emanating from Washington, D.C., that could potentially impact public lands should sign up for our Capital Watch alert system. We summarize congressional bills and administrative decisions, provide suggested talking points, and list contact information for the relevant elected officials so you can voice your opinion!
  • Ongoing: Become a Wilderness Workshop activistTo protect our beloved backcountry and wildlands, including places like the Thompson Divide and the Continental Divide, it’s going to take a citizens’ movement! That’s where you come in. It’s going to take creative, attention-getting and sometimes massive displays of public support to make our message heard all the way to DC. It also takes lots of little action that add up to something big. Our activists have done so much to protect public lands from organizing a rally, to writing a letter to the editor, to stuffing envelopes. Just let us know how you want to help out!
  • Ongoing: Become a Public Lands Textavist – Plug into all of Wilderness Workshop’s advocacy and never miss out on opportunities to take action for our public lands.
  • Ongoing: Join the “Protecting Public Lands is Good Business” campaign – Are you a business owner who values public lands and the economic opportunities they create for Colorado? Join the growing movement of over 55 Roaring Fork Valley businesses who are making their voice heard.