Gunnison sage-grouse

February 2017 Colorado Oil and Gas Lease Sale Parcels in Gunnison Sage-grouse Habitat

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl The February 2017 Colorado oil and gas lease sale National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Assessment has been released and Rocky Mountain Wild was shocked to see that it includes parcels overlapping with an Area of Critical Environmental Concern added during the recent Resource Management Planning process, nominated ACECs being evaluated in a […]

Dave Hallock points out existing ski runs and lifts as well as proposed runs and lifts to Tehri Parker.

Can Eldora Mountain Resort Think Outside the Box? Wildlife is Counting On It

By: Tehri Parker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Wild “Around here everyone’s got a moose story,” laughs Dave Hallock, Eldora resident and member of the Middle Boulder Creek Coalition (MBCC). We’re standing on a hillside looking down on a wetland near the Indian Peaks Wilderness as he relates a story about being cornered on the roof […]

Terri Slivka releasing a pika

A Day in the Field with American Pika

By: Terri Slivka July 29, 2016 I was fortunate to win an auction item at the RMW Bites & Brews for Biodiversity event last fall to participate in a day in the field with pika research guru, Dr. Chris Ray. My date with the pikas began with a beautiful hike in the Indian Peaks Wilderness […]

Wolf Creek Pass Illustration

Federal Judge Matsch: “Get the guts of the case before me.”

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager July 12, 2016 Last Friday, during a motions hearing on the Wolf Creek case, Friends of Wolf Creek asked Federal Judge Richard Matsch to compel the Forest Service to obtain and disclose records and billing statements from the contractors who prepared the environmental analysis. Friends of Wolf Creek […]

Dana #StandWithGunny

Gunny Sage-grouse Roadshow Makes a Big Difference

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager Advocacy experts have found that as few as 20 letters, emails, or mentions on a topic can change the dialog at the decision-making level. That’s why Rocky Mountain Wild is taking our #StandWithGunny campaign on the road to get as many letters, emails, postcards, and coloring pages – to […]

Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz, Photo by Kate Spinelli

Citizen Scientists Participate in Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz

By: Megan Mueller, Senior Conservation Biologists May 24, 2016 Flowing from the top of the Rockies to the Mississippi River, the Arkansas River is one of America’s mighty river systems. Its headwaters make up an ecological wonderland and a recreational hotspot, cutting through rugged canyon country full of hair-raising land features like rock hoodoos and rough […]

Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz, Photo by: Kate Spinelli

Get Ready for the Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz on May 14th and 15th

Get Ready for the Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz on May 14th and 15th Thank you for participating in the Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz! Below you will find information on everything you need to know to get ready for the event. Sign up for iNaturalist.  We will be using iNaturalist to record all of our observations during the BioBlitz. […]

Booger Red Wildflowers

Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz May 14 & 15

Are you an amateur naturalist, birder, wildlife/plant enthusiast, or someone who likes to get outside in beautiful places and learn about nature? If so, we need your help!  Register Now! After you have registered, click here for everything you need to know to get ready for the Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz. Come join us to help catalog […]

Elk Habitat in the Tres Rios Field Office

Tres Rios Field Office Wildlife Maps

The following maps are of important areas for wildlife (and a few plant) species found on BLM (and neighboring) lands in the Tres Rios Field Office in far southwestern Colorado. These maps were created October 2, 2015 for the Colorado Wildlife Federation and are in Adobe pdf format. These maps are designed to be viewed on […]

Fen Roots

Wolf Creek Pass – So Much More Than Just Dead Trees

For more than a decade Rocky Mountain Wild and a coalition of other conservation organizations have been fighting to stop the development of the “Village at Wolf Creek.”  This proposed development would build roads, homes, condos, retail stores, and energy infrastructure to support 8,000 people at the top of Wolf Creek Pass.   The “village” would […]