North Fork Oil & Gas

The BLM is considering multiple oil and gas leasing proposals in Delta County’s North Fork Valley, which pose a clear threat to the valley’s expanding organic farms and orchards and to its drinking water supplies. We intend to strongly advocate for the Citizens’ Alternative in the forthcoming draft Resource Management Plan for the region, which would protect these critical areas.

Meanwhile, we’ll continue to support our North Fork allies in their response to a proposed lease swap that would transfer the threat of drilling from the Thompson Divide to the upper North Fork watershed. Members of our Public Lands Committee are working to protect the proposed receiving area, which includes the biologically rich Hubbard Park and Stevens Gulch.

Contact WCC Organizer Emily Hornback at (970) 256-7650 or emily(at) for more information or to learn how you can get involved.