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.

  • Map and infographics showing the region of the plan, what matters in the Pacific Northwestt (1), what people want in a Northwest Forest Plan (2) and what most voters support in a revised Northwest Forest plan (3). A two page summary of the polls results is below the map and infographics.

  • statewide survey of 600 registered voters in Washington, Oregon and California, with an additional oversample of 200 registered voters in California counties, was conducted by telephone using professional interviewers, including 45% of all interviews conducted via cell phone.

  • “We Can’t Wait: Why we need reform of the federal coal program now,” shows how the industry has been passing on millions in costs every day to the public. The status quo of the program has impacted public lands to the tune of billions of dollars and could multiply if coal companies aren’t held responsible for cleanup as they go bankrupt. Damages due to climate change from mining emissions will cost billions and drinking water for entire cities could be lost to mining or polluted beyond safe drinking levels.