While some parts of the region like Dinosaur National Monument are already protected, many more areas are still at risk. The Wilderness Society is working to preserve some of the wildest parts of this unique landscape.
The Greater Dinosaur Region is an area with a wealth of natural beauty. These wild landscapes – and the bones of the dinosaurs that the area is named for – are an economic driver for local communities. Protecting the wild areas of the region is important for the people and the wildlife that live here.
We’re working with our partners to protect some of the wildest areas in the Greater Dinosaur region, including:
- Red desert cliffs of Wyoming’s Adobe Town.
- Multicolored badlands of Colorado’s Vermillion Basin.
- Proposed wilderness lands surrounding Dinosaur National Monument in both Colorado and Utah.
We couldn’t accomplish our conservation goals in the Greater Dinosaur Region alone. We partner with many local groups and some national groups and federal agencies to keep the Greater Dinosaur Region protected.
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.
- Monday, January 22, 2018
The state of Alaska is attempting to repeal long-standing protections for old-growth forests by requesting an exemption to the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule.
The following statement is from Megan Birzell, National Forests Campaign Manager:
- Friday, January 19, 2018
Out of public view during the government shutdown today, officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Alaska’s King Cove Corporation signed an agreement authorizing a land exchange and construction of a needless road through Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and its designated wilderness area.
- Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Actions to roll back protections for public lands and reverse progress on pollution control and climate change all point to the Trump administration’s goal: Selling out public lands owned by all Americans in the pursuit of dirty energy so a handful of private interests can profit. (See interactive timeline documenting White House actions over the past 12 months.)
Below are highlights of some of the low points from the past year, plus Trump’s spin.