The Wilderness Society’s work here focuses on preserving designated wilderness, preventing destruction by roads and drilling and strengthening the local economy by maintaining the forest’s unique, wild character.
The Shoshone National Forest is uniquely wild and scenic. It supports abundant wildlife and a strong local economy based on hunting, fishing, recreation and tourism.
More than half of the Shoshone is designated as wilderness. Another 30% is roadless and pristine. We’re defending these wild lands against reckless development and road building.
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- Friday, December 8, 2017
The department is expected to announce a new draft rule in the next few weeks that could revise the existing regulation or rescind it entirely.
In response, The Wilderness Society released the following statement from Chase Huntley, Energy & Climate Program Director:
- Thursday, December 7, 2017
In response to news reports that the Interior Department's energy lease sale today drew little oil industry interest, Chase Huntley, senior director of The Wilderness Society's energy program said: