Other Campaigns in the Colorado Plateau

In addition to our focus areas, the Wilderness Society works on other campaigns on the Colorado Plateau.

We work with the Bureau of Land Management to make sure that once lands are protected they stay wild. We also help guide the BLM to keep oil and gas drilling away from wild lands.

Conservation Lands

The National Landscape Conservation System has many spectacular lands in it. We work to make sure that these lands are properly managed to guarantee their wildness lasts for generations.

Oil and gas drilling

We work with the Bureau of Land Management to make sure that the wildest lands that they manage are kept off limits to oil and gas drilling. We help guide them to places that are more suitable.

  • Emily Linroth

    Today, several measures aimed to roll back protections on our nation’s public lands were defeated in the Senate as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. These amendments would have, among other effects, dismantled permanent protection for millions of acres of wilderness quality lands (S.A. 166) that await protection and weakened the Antiquities Act (S.A. 132), a law used by 16 presidents to protect places such as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. 

  • Michael Reinemer

    The agency rule was issued after a federal court ruled in 2013 that the Forest Service was in violation of an executive order on off-road vehicle management. The statement from The Wilderness Society follows:

  • Jennifer Dickson

    Despite major risks, obstacles and climate change concerns, the proposed plan would allow drilling for oil and gas in this remote, fragile and rapidly warming environment.

    The proposed Chukchi and Beaufort sea lease sales exclude relatively small areas where leasing would be prohibited.