The legislation would secure protections for nearly 60,000 acres in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Half of the acreage would expand or create wilderness for the Mt. Sneffels Range, Lizard Head area and McKenna Peak.
The bill was introduced by Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee on April 12 and was approved, without amendments, by the Committee in a party-line vote on April 18.
The oil rig was a visual representation of the oil drilling that is happening now in wilderness-quality public lands all over America, and the threat that oil drilling represents to lands like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
2016 Form 990
Most of us are aware that the Earth is rapidly changing and that natural resources are dwindling.
Wilderness Society mourns loss of Stewart Brandborg, conservation visionary, former executive director
Statement by Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams:
The Wilderness Society released the following statement from National Forest Defense Campaign Manager, Megan Birzell:
Nada Culver, Senior Counsel at The Wilderness Society, said: