Dry Creek Basin is an important sagebrush habitat that supports rare species like the Gunnison sage-grouse. Rocky Mountain Wild is working to convince the Bureau of Land Management to protect this remote landscape as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The improved safeguards this designation will provide will help save the Gunnison sage-grouse from extinction.
Additionally, we are working to protect areas adjacent to the Dry Creek Basin from oil and gas development. We’ve filed two lawsuits – along with our friends at San Miguel County, the San Juan Citizens Alliance, and Conservation Colorado – against the Trump administration for its decision to lease public lands for oil and gas development without properly considering the environmental impacts.