Bighorn National Forest
Help Keep the Bighorns Beautiful
Want to get involved in the protection of Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness and the Bighorn National Forest?
Contact Wyoming's members of U.S. Congress to express your wish for Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness to attain full wilderness designation. The more they hear from people like you, the clearer the message will be. Urge legislation to be proposed to add Rock Creek to the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area and tell them why this wild area is important to you!
Go here to find contact information for Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi and Representative Liz Cheney.
Join us on a summer outing in the Bighorns. Go here for more information.
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper urging congressional delegation of Rock Creek.
Submit public comments when opportunities arise to the Bighorn National Forest.
Sign up for our mailing list to stay informed and for updates on how you can help.
For more information, contact Bighorn National Forest Community Organizer, Heidi Davidson.
44 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 6588
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: (307) 672-2751
Bighorn National Forest
While staying course and working for the congressional designation of Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness, WWA has decided to expand its view on this region that has become a recreational playground for a wide variety of motorized vehicles.
We understand the need for balance in recreational pursuits, but we are concerned about the deterioration of pristine areas in this forest and are actively advocating for the protection of roadless areas through summer outings and interaction with forest officials.
For example, in the fall of 2015, WWA submitted comments on a proposed Lodge ATV Connector Trail Project in the forest. The project proposed building approximately 2.7 miles of new motorized trail within a protected roadless area south of Elk View Inn and east of U.S. Highway 14. We respectfully requested that the trail be re-routed to avoid the roadless area while still providing for safe transport of ATVs between the three lodges in the area.
WWA hopes that citizens will continue to join us in our efforts to protect our beautiful 1.1 million acres of forest that feature 189,000 acres of designated wilderness in the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area as well as a myriad of opportunities for recreation and the enjoyment of nature.
Experience Rock Creek
Five years ago, videographer Melinda Binks and journalist Rebecca Huntington traveled into the Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness Area on horseback with outfitter Bob Granstrom and WWA organizers to document the wildlife, changing fall colors and efforts to designate the area as wilderness.
Cloud Peak Wilderness | Hannah Sheely
Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness Area | Lily Bliss
Cloud Peak Wilderness | Jenny Aiello