Wild Works (Newsletter)

Wild Works is WW’s twice-yearly newsletter. When you join WW, you get an automatic one-year subscription. The following current and back issues can be downloaded:

December 2013

  • Victory in the air
  • Lease first, ask questions later
  • Seriously? Would the feds really allow drilling in roadless areas?
  • Another Senator for the TD
  • Citizens united
  • Sobering sites: A visit to the proposed Thompson Divide drill sites
  • Hey Udall
  • Hunter-Smuggler work begins
  • Naturalist Nights 2014 schedule
  • The year in pictures
  • Mamm lease pulled – for now
  • Postscript: oil shale
  • Wilderness turns 50
  • The texture of wilderness
  • WW prize drawing
  • Join WW’s Legacy Circle
  • Donor hall of fame
  • Please remember WW in your yearend giving

June 2013

  • People power
  • A plan for Aspen’s backyard
  • Go wolverines
  • TrekWest pitstop in Aspen
  • Wilderness proposals progress
  • Invisible aerovanes
  • Summer events schedule
  • Suspension of disbelief
  • Bennet introduces bill
  • Do your own thing for the Thompson Divide
  • Skytruth or dare
  • Remember the Roan
  • Expired
  • Goodbye, Lone Ranger
  • Donor hall of fame

 

December 2012

  • Peak experiences: stories of what wilderness has done for us
  • What’s it going to take to save the Thompson Divide?
  • Where babies come from
  • Artists in wilderness
  • Clearing the air
  • Oil shale compromise
  • Woodsman, spare that tree
  • Naturalist Nights 2013 schedule
  • Map: Oil and gas threats to the Thompson Divide
  • More ducks in a row
  • Companionable Sloan Peak
  • Hellos and goodbyes
  • More than halfway to heaven
  • Donor hall of fame
  • Please remember WW in your yearend giving


June 2012

  • Two bucks an acre
  • Roadless Rule endgame
  • Avalanche mine victory
  • Rigged bids and drill rigs
  • $2.5 million to save the Thompson Divide
  • Writing their own rules
  • Central Mountains time
  • Oil shale: not ready
  • The Roan’s day in court
  • All-new upcoming events
  • Donor hall of fame

 

December 2011

  • A voice for wild nature: Celebrating successes on behalf of the land and its creatures
  • Roadless ruling good for Thompson Divide
  • Lake Ridge Unit remains a puzzle
  • We got a grip on thistle – and a passel of pizzas, too
  • Danger: low-flying aircraft, low-quality study
  • Postscript: Travel Management Plan
  • Naturalist Nights 2012 schedule
  • Gems campaign getting its ducks in a row
  • The summer in pictures
  • New Hidden Gems stickers
  • WW leads effort to fix weak BLM plan
  • Smoking gun: WW sues over air quality
  • The future forest emerges
  • Bighorns between a rock and a hard place
  • Maroon Bells Circle provides bedrock support
  • Save on John Fielder gifts, help WW in the bargain
  • Donor hall of fame
  • Please remember WW in your yearend giving

 

June 2011

  • Hikes, bikes & automobiles: New White River travel plan strikes the right balance
  • WW supports habitat project, with conditions
  • Restoration program replaces summer picnic
  • National forest rule falls short
  • Drilling proposals target roadless areas, shale
  • Oil shale sent back for review
  • Wild Lands policy under fire
  • Hidden Gems build Congressional support
  • A wilderness bill we can rally around
  • Hidden Gems 2011 hike schedule
  • Taking a fresh look at Sloan Peak
  • Gems proposal leads to Crystal breakthrough
  • Free summer course offered to local high school students
  • Winter 2011 in pictures
  • Amazing offer from Artist in Wilderness Glenn Randall
  • Donor hall of fame
  • July 23: Stein Meadow Week Pull & Party

 

November 2010

  • Elections bring new challenges
  • Gems campaign keeps its eyes on the prize
  • Thompson Divide transcends politics
  • Energy: bracing for the next onslaught
  • Hidden Gems 2.0: perception correction
  • Naturalist Nights 2011 schedule
  • Campaign profile: Susie Kincade
  • Rep. Polis’s wilderness bill: our analysis
  • Summer 2010 in pictures
  • The myth of the beetle-kill tinderbox
  • Firms competing to design Vail wildlife bridge
  • We love our new office (and kitchen table)!
  • Please remember WW in your yearend giving
  • Donor hall of fame
  • Attention pro photographers: Artist in Wilderness program residency

 

June 2010

  • Shine on you crazy Gems: proposal now in the spotlight in Eagle & Summit Counties
  • Voice your support at June 1-3-4 Polis meetings
  • What are the Hidden Gems?
  • Hidden Gems Photo Contest fall/winter winners
  • Sometimes a proposal really is just a proposal
  • Mountain bikers for wilderness: Bike-Wild
  • Poll: public supports Gems
  • Update: boundary issues
  • Hidden Gems 2010 Hike Series
  • Hidden Gems: the story in maps
  • Thompson Divide Coalition: more important than ever
  • WW blocks roadless leases
  • Pitkin County weighs tough new gas regs
  • Hoping for a better Roadless Rule
  • Kitchen Table Campaign raising funds for new office
  • Make your gift to WW go 50% farther
  • Donor hall of fame
  • Wilderness Picnic June 13 & other upcoming events

 

December 2009

  • Dec. 2009 thumbnailHidden Gems or bust
  • Rallying around the Thompson Divide
  • Dialing back the drilling
  • Time running out for roadless areas
  • Full court press: WW party to four lawsuits
  • Naturalist Nights 2010 schedule
  • How far can you get from a road?
  • Ode to a wilderness sign
  • Anatomy of a wilderness proposal: A Wilderness Matters centerfold
  • WW supports DeGette bill
  • WW comings and goings
  • Photo contest captures Gems
  • Donor hall of fame
  • Give to WW and get a free calendar

 

November 2008

  • The promise of January 20: Future looks bright for new wilderness
  • Hold yer horses: Pollution and health impacts may rein in gas drilling
  • Stronger Colorado oil & gas regs on the way
  • Roadless misrule: Mind the gaps
  • Stuff goes downhill
  • Roan update
  • The pipeline and the damage done
  • Action stations for Travel Mgt Plan
  • Next steps for Hidden Gems Campaign
  • Hiking for the Gems
  • The dirtiest fuel on earth
  • Feeling excluded?
  • Here come the beetles
  • Naturalist Nights 2009 @ ACES & Dos Gringos
  • Maroon Bells Circle summer
  • An artist in wilderness
  • Please remember WW in your yearend giving
  • Donor hall of fame

 

June 2008

  • What we’re doing on our summer vacation: how to mix backcountry business with pleasure
  • Hidden Gems hike series schedule
  • Go big or go home
  • Bull Mountain Pipeline goes to court
  • Oil shale: back, whence you came!
  • More logging in the name of healthy forests
  • Vail Pass impasse
  • Ginned up
  • Summer seminars
  • Welcome new staff and board members

 

November 2007

  • History lessons: As WW turns 40, an appreciation of audacious victories
  • Historical timeline
  • Hidden Gems: Polishing up the campaign
  • Hidden Gems in a nutshell
  • Poll shows strong support
  • Bull Mountain Pipeline showdown looms
  • Weighing in with the BLM
  • Lone ranger: Dave Richie, our man in the field
  • As the rotors turn
  • Lines drawn on Battle Mountain
  • Farewells & thank yous
  • Naturalist Nights 2008 @ ACES & Dos Gringos
  • Calling all WW board alumni; reunion in the works
  • The summer in pictures

 

May 2007

  • Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign
  • Travel Management Plan update
  • The cats in the HAATS are back
  • WW calls for “time out” on drilling
  • Gasfield emissions
  • Ozone: the canary in the gas fields?
  • Roadless Rule: it’s all good
  • Battle Mountain charge
  • Quiet victories on the beetle/fire front
  • WW weighs in on BLM plan
  • Happy birthday to WW
  • WW moves up in the world

October 2006

  • A roadmap for peace and quiet: shaping the Travel Management Plan for the better
  • Roadless rollercoaster: roadless areas get a break, but aren’t out of the woods yet
  • BLM to public: gotcha!
  • Mamm Peak: roadlessness regained
  • HAATS off – wildlands safe for now
  • Roan Plateau in the crosshairs
  • I-70 wildlife bridge gains ambassadors
  • Help wanted: wolves
  • Clear Fork Divide: too wild to drill
  • Proposed pipeline could open gas floodgates
  • Dottie Fox, 1920-2006
  • WW grows with new staff, board members

May 2006

  • Roadless warriors: campaign moves into high gear for June 21 deadline
  • Profiles in roadlessness: Deep Creek
  • Wildlife trackers needed
  • Beetle mania & the fire fear factor
  • And then there were seven…
  • Maroon Corps, reporting for duty
  • Realtors for Wilderness

January 2006

  • Oil shale resurfaces: western Colorado may be a pawn in the oil endgame
  • One giant leap for wildlife
  • WW blasts helicopter plan
  • Campaigns-R-Us
  • Founders’ Fellow on deck
  • WW in 2010: bigger, bolder
  • Maki challenge grant funds new staff

 

November 2005

  • Homeland sacrifice? Helicopter training plan pits security against wilderness
  • E.Mamm roaded; gas pipeline proposed
  • Quiet Commotion
  • Roadless campaign rolling
  • WRNF MIS: MIA
  • Wildfire effort launched

August 2005

  • Up a creek: outfitter’s plight puts a face on drilling’s destruction
  • Travel Management Plan delayed again
  • Thompson Creek: keep it wild
  • WW fighting new roadless & alpine rollbacks
  • Colo. roadless campaign
  • Our man in the field
  • Wildlife overpass update

 

June 2005

  • More hands on deck: announcing the Founders’ Fellowship and Fund
  • Salazar backs wildlife overpass
  • Raising the bar on Baylor Park
  • Burnt Mountain: the saga continues
  • Backlash on lynx order
  • Workshop files Mamm appeal
  • Aspen “chapter” active

March-April 2005

  • Breaching the “Berlin Wall”: WW, Udall propose I-70 wildlife overpass project
  • Lynx? What lynx?
  • New hope for Thompson Creek
  • Burnt Mtn. realpolitik
  • Arctic…Roan…write!

January – February 2005

  • Another year in the wilderness
  • An eventful year
  • Save the Roan – attend a hearing, write a letter!
  • Comment on wolf plan
  • Git yer copy of “Wild by Nature”
  • Tribute thank yous

November – December 2004

  • Four more years: the 2004 election and the environment
  • WW does downvalley
  • Adopt a lease
  • In memory of Heather Hopton
  • BLM: OK to drill Roan Plateau
  • Forest Plan appeal now a waiting game
  • Court dismisses two more mining claims

September 2004

  • Fielder, Walk for Wilderness headline September events
  • Gas leasing: next steps
  • Public comments needed: Roadless Area Conservation Rule, Off-Road Vehicle Rule
  • Valley governments set wilderness week
  • Mr. Shoemaker goes to Washington
  • Carbondale, here we come!

July 2004

  • Uphill battle: influencing the “how” of gas leasing
  • Thompson Creek: please write a letter
  • The Wilderness Workshop celebrates 40 years of wilderness in 2004
  • Take a walk on the wild side

May 2004

  • Defending the “Forgotten Wilderness”
  • Wilderness: the next 40 years
  • Update: choppers in potential wilderness
  • Wild for good: celebrating 40 years of wilderness
  • Give your input on proposed off-road rules

March 2004

  • Celebrating 40 in ’04
  • 40 ways (give or take) to celebrate wilderness
  • Fire forum a blazing success
  • Activists sound off for quiet use
  • Court rules for wilderness in bogus mining claim case
  • Pitco says no to fee demo
  • Helicopters in wilderness

January 2004

  • 2004: knowns and unknowns
  • 2003: our annual report