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The environment desk at Aspen Public Radio covers issues in the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout the state of Colorado including water use and quality, impact of recreation, population growth and oil and gas development. APR’s Environment Reporter is Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Wilderness Workshop, Part 1

In 1967 three local Aspen women, Joy Caudill, Dottie Fox, and Connie Harvey, came together with two goals: 1. to designate the Hunter-Fryingpan  Wilderness and Collegiate Peaks areas as wilderness, and 2. to double the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area. 

Credit Wilderness Workshop.
1977 Aspen Times Petition Cover

Sloan Shoemaker is the Executive Director of Wilderness Workshop and shares the organization's history and it's role in land protection and conservation today. He shares some of his favorite stories from the past including a media stunt where Caudill, Fox, and Harvey collected signature on a role of butcher paper in favor of designating the Hunter-Fryingpan area as wilderness. 

Shoemaker remembers Dottie Fox, artist and wilderness advocate, who passed away in 2006. 

Learn more about Wilderness Workshop at www.WildernessWorkshop.org

Cornelia was born and raised in Aspen and is happy to be home after attending the University of Denver, where she earned degrees in Geography and Studio Art. Since graduating in 2011, she has illustrated several local children’s books, made maps around the world, and continues to draw and paint. In the summer of 2011, Cornelia was a Development intern at The Aspen Institute, and returned to work for The Aspen Ideas Festival in the summer of 2012.
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