“This Congress may have set a record for its blizzard of attacks on our bedrock conservation laws – laws that protect clean water, clean air and our natural heritage,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society.
A new proposed Resource Management Plan for Colorado’s Grand Junction field office fails to protect hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness quality lands and threatens popular outdoor recreation opportunities, according to The Wilderness Society.
The National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS), established by the Wilderness Act in 1964, is the world’s largest and best-protected conservation system. But it falls short in its protection of the full range of 553 ecosystem types found on national public lands in the lower 48 s
The resolution supports adding 23,903 acres to the existing High Uintas Wilderness Area and supports establishing several areas to protect the watersheds and water quality on the north slope of the Uinta Mountains.