Protecting the Red Desert

The Great Divide
The Jack Morrow Hills
Atlantic Rim
Rainbow Snake and the Red Desert: A Vertical Dance
Red Desert Week proclamation by Laramie Mayor (pdf)
BCA's 2011 comments on Rock Springs BLM plan revision (pdf)
The Western Heritage Alternative (pdf)
Conservation Scorecard of Wyoming Oil and Gas Companies
Heart of the West Wildland Network
Study on the Red Desert's Sense of Place (pdf)
Great Divide Special Values Report (4.7MB pdf)
Desolation Flats Fact Sheet (pdf)
The Special Values of the Jack Morrow Hills Area (PDF 38.5 MB)
Two Major Red Desert Land-Use Plans
Adobe Town: Too Wild to Drill
Sage Grouse Protection

Adobe Town Briefing Book (PDF)
Adobe Town Briefing Book
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Wyoming's high deserts have now become one of the primary targets of the oil and gas industry. Bulldozers and drilling rigs are already gobbling up some of our most pristine wildlands and most sensitive wildlife habitats. Key conservation lands within the Red Desert for wildlife and wilderness include the Jack Morrow Hills, Adobe Town, Atlantic Rim, Powder Rim, Kinney Rim, Wild Cow Creek, and the Ferris Dunes. The Red Desert is one of the last strongholds for high desert wildlife like the sage grouse, pygmy rabbit, burrowing owl, and ferruginous hawk. It is also home to desert elk herds, wild horses, impressive herds of pronghorn, and a host of other wildlife. This is perhaps the best remaining example of a sagebrush steppe ecosystem in the United States.

Map of the Red Desert

 


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