The Wilderness Society is working to protect more than 60,000 acres of wild mountains and rivers and to keep energy development out of the wildest places in the area.
The Dolores River Basin and the San Juan Mountains are some of the wildest places in the Rocky Mountain region. It has stunning scenery, important wildlife habitat and some of the best recreation in the west.
We work to make sure that the wild parts of the Dolores River Basin stay wild.
Protecting the Dolores River Basin isn’t something we can do alone. We work with a coalition of local groups and communities to protect this slice of the Rocky Mountains.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
Learn more about issues affecting the places we work to protect with our Notes from the Field.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
- Friday, August 26, 2016
The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.
- Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together "must-pass" appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.
But in what has become a sad annual commentary on some leaders' dereliction of America's conservation tradition, the process is gummed up with counterproductive “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process, and would hurt wildlands right when they sorely need our help.