Greater Dinosaur Region

The Greater Dinosaur Region in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming is cherished for its stunning landscapes. Known as a place where dinosaurs once roamed, this area still has abundant wildlife.

While some parts of the region like Dinosaur National Monument are already protected, many more areas are still at risk. The Wilderness Society is working to preserve some of the wildest parts of this unique landscape.

Why the Greater Dinosaur Region

The Greater Dinosaur Region is an area with a wealth of natural beauty. These wild landscapes – and the bones of the dinosaurs that the area is named for – are an economic driver for local communities.  Protecting the wild areas of the region is important for the people and the wildlife that live here.

Work we’re doing

We’re working with our partners to protect some of the wildest areas in the Greater Dinosaur region, including:

  • Red desert cliffs of Wyoming’s Adobe Town.
  • Multicolored badlands of Colorado’s Vermillion Basin.
  • Proposed wilderness lands surrounding Dinosaur National Monument in both Colorado and Utah.

Our partners

We couldn’t accomplish our conservation goals in the Greater Dinosaur Region alone. We partner with many local groups and some national groups and federal agencies to keep the Greater Dinosaur Region protected.
 

  • This data map is an update to the Open for Business leasing statistics. It shows BLM acreage open to leasing around the West. 

  • The Handbook prescribes a sequence of steps by which mineral occurrence potential or development potential is applied to make oil and gas lease stipulation planning and allocation decisions. In essence, under the Handbook, development potential is used to predict the location and intensity of oil and gas development assuming that existing management prescriptions will remain in place. Then, alternatives to existing management are formulated in order to mitigate the impacts and resolve the conflicts that would likely arise from continuing with existing management. 

  • The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now (CO)