Blog

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.

Rare Prairie Butterfly Granted Endangered Species Act Protection

Posted by Megan Mueller - January 14, 2015 - Blog

In response to a 2003 petition and subsequent advocacy by Rocky Mountain Wild (then Center for Native Ecosystems), and several other conservation organizations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife granted Endangered Species Act protection to a prairie butterfly, the Dakota Skipper. The Dakota Skipper has lost the majority of its habitat in the past several hundred years and has continued to experience declines in the last few decades. The North American tallgrass prairie, where this species resides, is one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the world. Most of this ecologically vital ecosystem has been converted to agriculture, and less than one percent remains intact today.

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Forest Service Makes the Naughty List by Continuing to Withhold Information on Pillage at Wolf Creek

Posted by tehri - December 23, 2014 - Blog, Feature, Uncategorized

On November 21, 2014, after years of deliberation and almost a year of delay, the Forest Service finally released its decision on the land exchange at Wolf Creek pass. Against the recommendations of the conservation community and the desires of many residents of the surrounding towns, the Forest Service decided to approve the land exchange, […]

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15th Anniversary Matching Incentive

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - December 10, 2014 - Blog

Rocky Mountain Wild has been offered an incredibly generous 15th birthday present! A wonderful donor has agreed to match any donations we receive before the end of the year, up to $10,000!

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Donating Stock to Rocky Mountain Wild: A Triple Win

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - December 9, 2014 - Blog

If you have highly appreciated stock in your portfolio* donating shares to Rocky Mountain Wild can be a win, win, win situation.

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RMW Receives Grant from Norcross Wildlife Foundation

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - December 4, 2014 - Blog

Rocky Mountain Wild has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2,700 from the Norcross Wildlife Foundation. The Norcross grant will provide funding to upgrade our GIS computers and equipment. Our GIS services are an integral part of our work to protect wildlife and wildlands in the southern Rockies.

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Take Our 2015 Member Survey!

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - December 4, 2014 - Blog

Rocky Mountain Wild will be conducting a strategic planning session early next year, and our board would like your input on a few questions that will help us to focus our work in 2015 and beyond. Your answers will remain anonymous, so please feel free to give your honest feedback.

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Colorado Gives Day is December 9

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - November 25, 2014 - Blog

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is coming up and we need your support.

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Colorado Conservation Organizations Applaud Roan Plateau Settlement

Posted by tehri - November 21, 2014 - Blog, Feature

Colorado conservation organizations applauded the announcement of a settlement on the Roan Plateau. The settlement resolves litigation pursued by several organizations to better protect the unique wildlife, recreational, and environmental values of the Roan Plateau. The groups were represented by Earthjustice and Western Resource Advocates.

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2014 Activist in the Trenches Award Presented to Allison Jones of the Wild Utah Project

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - November 18, 2014 - Blog

Jasper Carlton pioneered the assertive, science based advocacy that is the hallmark of Rocky Mountain Wild. Each year, the Jasper Carlton Activist in the Trenches Award recognizes a dedicated, unsung activist, who is passionate and uncompromising in defense of wildlife, habitat and plants. This year, our Activist in the Trenches Award goes to an individual who is on the front lines of the effort to protect wildlife and wild lands in Utah and the intermountain west, Allison Jones, executive director of the Wild Utah Project.

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Our 15th Anniversary Celebration is This Thursday!

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - November 10, 2014 - Blog

Our 15th Anniversary Celebration is this Thursday, November 13, 2014. This year, we will be celebrating fifteen years of the people, places, and wildlife that make our work possible. The event will feature Rocky Mountain ‘WILD Talks,’ a series of short, engaging talks from local conservation heroes, as well as fabulous silent and live auctions, hearty appetizers, open bar, and a brief presentation about our work to protect the most at-risk critters and plants in the greater southern Rockies.

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