We are women, young and young-at-heart, working together to protect the wildlife and biodiversity of our region. We are activists, artists, scientists, students, and concerned citizens, all working together. And we’re mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, partners, or friends who know that our future, and the future of those we love, depends on our ability to preserve the web-of-life that supports us all.
What We Do:
100 Women for the Wild supports on-the-ground conservation projects led by Rocky Mountain Wild. Our donations, volunteer time, and expertise help Rocky Mountain Wild to protect and restore over 500 rare and imperiled plant and animal species in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico. Additionally, through our Emerging Female Leader fund and internships, we work to reduce gender bias in our field and provide empowering real-world work experiences for women exploring careers in biology and science.
How It Works:
Each member of the group donates at least $100 each year, with the goal of raising a total of $10,000 for wildlife conservation. Each year if, as a group, we raise more than our $10,000 goal, this extra generosity is set aside into an Emerging Female Leader fund to support one or more internship positions at Rocky Mountain Wild. (You can even schedule your donation for $10 per month for the next 10 months.)
And, the fun part…
We get together once a year over snacks and drinks to talk about how our donations were applied, and to help direct where it might go in the future. We learn about issues, listen to each other, and provide encouragement and expertise. Of course, you don’t need to be local to join in. We provide lots of information to our group through email, social media, and the occasional phone call.
Join these Trailblazers*:
Maureen Beacom, Missy Bonaker, Christy Carello, Diana Dodge, Tweedie Doe, Linda Espinosa, Alison Gallensky, Erica Garroutte, Emily Grant, Bailey Hamler, Tracy Hansen, Clarisa Hernandez, Patricia Hinnen, Barbekka Hurtt, Nicky Johnson, Maggie Kates, Meredith Kersten, Laura Kottlowski, Jody Krieg, Andrea Lauritzen, Katrina Loewy, Kathy Ludwig, Amy Masching, Andrea McMahon, Caitlin Mercier, Megan Mueller, Carrie Noonan, Tehri Parker, Angelia Prather, Erica Prather, Pam Proto, Andrea Ray, Cathy Regan, Emmy “Super Monkey Girl” Shininger, Juli Slivka, Terri Slivka, Jean Smith, Emily Speck, Erin Stotz, Julia Sullivan, Chris Talbot-Heindl, Lisa Warren, Andrea West
* “a person who marks or prepares a trail through a forest or field for other people to follow.”