This is Who We Are
Using science, the law, and grassroots activism, Wilderness Workshop (WW) works to protect the public lands of the western slope of Colorado. Our geography includes the White River National Forest and nearby BLM lands. We both defend against threats to the ecology of and work proactively to increase protections for this amazing landscape.
Founded in 1967, the Wilderness Workshop has earned a national reputation for passionate, strategic advocacy, effective grassroots activism, and scientific authority.
WW is the only nonprofit organization that’s devoted to protecting these particular public lands on a full-time basis. No other local group has the mission, capacity expertise, and standing to participate effectively and consistently in the arcane bureaucratic processes that decide the fate of these lands; no state or national organization devotes as much time to our particular area.
We don’t represent any user group; rather, we provide a voice for nature on our public lands. We’re a community of people who enjoy and cherish wild places, and believe that wildlands and wildlife should be protected for their own sake (and for ours).
Although focused on the White River National Forest region, our work is part of a visionary movement to reconnect wildlife habitats and “rewild” landscapes on a continental scale. Thus we frequently partner with other local, state, regional and national groups on projects.