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Our blog gives us a great way of keeping folks – our members and anyone else interested in our work – a little more plugged in to what’s happening in the world of endangered species advocacy, offering some insight into what we do and how we do it, and fostering conversation among our supporters, our staff, and others.

BLM begins public scoping on Gunnison Sage-Grouse Environmental Impact Statement

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - July 21, 2014 - Blog
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July 17: As part of a collaborative effort to protect wildlife and promote balanced development on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input to identify conservation measures to protect Gunnison Sage-Grouse within the bird’s habitat on federally-managed lands in Colorado and Utah.

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The Backyard Bash is July 11!

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - July 8, 2014 - Blog

Rocky Mountain Wild’s nearly famous Backyard Bash is July 11! This sizzling summer party is our way of saying thank-you to our members and friends, and to update you on our progress over the year. Join us for an outdoor Colorado summer evening full of great conversation, local beer, and chilled wine. As always, we are featuring staff attorney, Matt Sandler, on the grill – serving up tasty morsels for carnivores and vegans alike!

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Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - July 8, 2014 - Blog

July 7: According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been ordered to reverse their own conclusions and withdraw last year’s proposal to protect American wolverines under the Endangered Species Act.

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Wolverine caught on camera in Uintas, not seen in Utah for 30 years

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - July 2, 2014 - Blog

July 2: Wildlife biologists said they have pictures of something never before captured in Utah, the first official photos of a wolverine. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said the animal has not been seen in Utah for more than 30 years.

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Draft Boundary for South Park Master Leasing Plan

Posted by Alison Gallensky - June 19, 2014 - Blog, GIS Projects

June 19: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado is working with conservation groups and other agencies (including Denver Water) to create a Master Leasing Plan for the South Park area in Colorado. Download the proposed boundary in kmz and shapefile format here.

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We’re Hiring a PR Intern!

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - June 13, 2014 - Blog

June 14, 2014: Colorado-based conservation organization seeks a part time intern to assist with public relations, media communications, or public advocacy projects.

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June Membership Special

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - June 13, 2014 - Blog

June 14, 2014: In honor of Great Outdoors Month, Rocky Mountain Wild is running a membership special! All month long, anyone who signs up with a $25 Student/Low Income Membership will be upgraded to a $50 Supporting Membership – meaning you will receive discounts on many events throughout the year, as well as a RMW signature water bottle or portable coffee mug!

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Action Alert: The BLM Needs Our Support Saving a Rare Plant from OHVs

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - June 4, 2014 - Blog

June 4, 2014: The Uncompahgre BLM Field Office is proposing to protect an endangered plant, clay-loving wild buckwheat, from OHVs in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area (NCA). The BLM is proposing 3 different fencing alignments to close-off user-created OHV routes that are threatening populations of the plant south of Carnation Road in the NCA–see website below. Of the three, Alternative 1–fencing off the entire area—will offer the most protection to the plant. The action will be opposed by the OHV community so the BLM needs our letters.

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Winning the Wildlife Lottery: My Encounter with Wolverine M56

Posted by Paige Singer - June 3, 2014 - Blog

On Sunday April 22nd 2012, Cameron Miller had a rare encounter that he refers to as winning the wildlife lottery; he somehow found himself within fifty yards of Wolverine M56, the only known wolverine to make Colorado its home since the early 1900’s.

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Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - June 2, 2014 - Blog

July 7: According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been ordered to reverse their own conclusions and withdraw last year’s proposal to protect American wolverines under the Endangered Species Act.

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