Please go to http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction and tell the administration to protect our natural and cultural heritage by banning harmful drilling and off-road vehicle use in the Vermilion Basin and all other wilderness-quality lands in this region.
The Little Snake area provides habitat for elk, pronghorn, mule deer, coyotes and white-tailed prairie dogs. The waters of this region sustain the endangered Colorado River Pikeminnow and the Colorado River cutthroat trout. Greater sage grouse, golden eagles and peregrine falcons also take refuge there.
Yet the administration has proposed stripping existing wildlife protections from these lands and opening virtually the entire area to drilling and off-road vehicles. This scheme also fails to protect the region's irreplaceable historical and archeological treasures.