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

Sep 5, 2016

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. 

1977 Aspen Times Petition Cover
Credit Wilderness Workshop.

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. 

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