The Wilderness Society is working to protect more than 60,000 acres of wild mountains and rivers and to keep energy development out of the wildest places in the area.
The Dolores River Basin and the San Juan Mountains are some of the wildest places in the Rocky Mountain region. It has stunning scenery, important wildlife habitat and some of the best recreation in the west.
We work to make sure that the wild parts of the Dolores River Basin stay wild.
Protecting the Dolores River Basin isn’t something we can do alone. We work with a coalition of local groups and communities to protect this slice of the Rocky Mountains.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
Learn more about issues affecting the places we work to protect with our Notes from the Field.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
The Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program (LRT) was established by Congress in 2008 to address the budgetary needs of the U.S. Forest Service's massive road and trail system, which suffers due to chronic underfunding and rising fire-fighting costs. It delivers funds to address critical road issues in real time, enabling the Forest Service to efficiently design and implement projects appropriate for the specific area and local needs.