On Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and National Forests, the agencies are mismanaging the use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) such as dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles, resulting in unnecessary damage to watersheds and wildlife, and conflict with other recreationists.
In honor of the Wilderness Act, signed into law by President Johnson 50 years ago on September 3rd, a new publication from The Wilderness Society celebrates the role of wilderness in shaping national character, highlights the significance of wilderness to today’s diverse America and calls
On the heels of recent congressional approval of the first wilderness bill in five years, local leaders from southwest Colorado today commended a congressional committee for considering legislation that woul
The Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act (H.R. 1839) is a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, both Democrats. The bill would protect approximately 108,000 acres of the Hermosa Creek watershed north of Durango.
This white paper presents the results of a national‐scale overlay of watershed condition data on three general types of land management categories in the 193 million‐acre National Forest System — designated wilderness, inventoried Roadless Areas and all other lands.
Communities across the United States depend on the headwaters of rivers and streams for clean drinking water. But America’s water is at risk because our headwaters are increasingly harmed by threats like climate change.