Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Keep Wolf Creek Wild
Keep Wolf Creek Wild – Please sign our petition to urge Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas to uphold Federal Court decisions and stand strong against back channel pressures. Together we can stop the bulldozers on Wolf Creek Pass.

Weekly round-up of environmental events/actions/educational and recreational opportunities and volunteer projects.

If you have something you would like included in the next round-up, please email Chris at chris@rockymountainwild.org.

Stay informed, engaged, and educated!

Events, Conferences, & Opportunities:

  • 6/22, 6/23 Boulder – Asters, Brasses, and Grasses. Three of the most difficult and largest plant families are the Asteraceae (asters), Brassicaceae (mustards), and Poaceae (grasses). They may be challenging, but a working knowledge of just these three will allow you to identify one of every eight plants in the world! At our indoor session we’ll cover the recognition characters, specific terminology, and morphological characteristics you will encounter when keying out members of these families. In the field we’ll dissect flowers, examine their specific parts, and key out plants using Flora of Colorado. Don’t be afraid of these families any longer! We’ll use hand lenses to view parts close-up. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/23 Westminster – Rainforest Yoga. Stretch your wings in a tropical oasis with Rainforest Yoga. This hour-long class provides a nature-centric yoga experience to rejuvenate your mind and body. Surround yourself with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies, and meet other yoga enthusiasts in the community. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 6/23 Evergreen – The Art of Bird Photography: A Hands on Photo Workshop. Take stunning photos with the 2017 Audubon Photography Award Winner and Evergreen professional photographer Ellen Nelson. Center for the Arts Evergreen
  • 6/23 Wellington – Join David Neils on a guided hike at Red Mountain Open Space, located north of Fort Collins on Taft Avenue to the roundabout for Owl Canyon, then follow the signs from there to Red Mountain Open Space. Learn about the predators that call this place home, including mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, black bear, and fox. The group will check wildlife cameras for a real-life look at some of these predators. Larimer County Natural Resources
  • 6/23 Denver – Walk the Walk with Us: Coffee, Bagels, and Ballot Drop Off. Make sure your voice is heard this election cycle! Primaries are our chance to choose the progressive leaders we want leading Colorado. Join us and Representative Leslie Herod for coffee, bagels, and a walk to drop off our ballots! Sierra Club
  • 6/23 Denver – Attend an outdoor short film fest to experience Colorado’s precious lands – then help protect them! Celebrate Colorado’s public lands with a free film series! We’re hosting a special outdoor screening of Colorado Experience, a local PBS history series highlighting the people, events and places that have shaped Colorado. First, we’ll learn the expansive history of the San Luis Valley, followed by a film about the unique settlement and establishment of Great Sand Dunes National Park – the very landscape threatened by leasing this fall! Sierra Club
  • 6/23-24 Wellington – Join Alison Holloran, Executive Director of Audubon Rockies and a research scientist, for this outstanding weekend filled with birds and beautiful natural areas.  You will head north early on Saturday, with Carl Starace who will take you to Soapstone Prairie, an exceptional prairie preserve on the border of Wyoming.  The grasslands are nearly pristine and Bison have been reintroduced.  This is the area that has reported Baird’s Sparrows the last two years! Boulder County Audubon Society
  • 6/24 Glenwood Springs – Pack your backpack and join Wilderness Workshop on a family-friendly hike up the Grizzly Creek Trail, near Glenwood Springs. This gentle hike is appropriate for families and kids ages 10 and up. While the trail continues for several miles, we’ll go for just 3 or 4 total along the mostly flat, first part of the trail. The trail parallels the creek through a beautiful canyon near the Colorado River on the I-70 corridor. This hike will provide ample opportunity for bird watching along the creek, picnicking and learning about the extensive public lands in our area, and how you can enjoy them and care for them. This hike is led by Spanish and English speaking guides. Wilderness Workshop
  • 6/24 Vail – Hike Kokomo pass above Camp Hale. Camp Hale was the training ground for the famed 10th Mountain Division of ski troopers during WWII. The beautiful high alpine valley was recently proposed by Senator Michael Bennet as a National Historic Landscape because of its historic contribution to the armed forces and to the ski industry in the United States. Wilderness Workshop
  • 6/24 Golden – Hike with a local naturalist and learn more about The Wilderness Society’s community of activists, their Our Wild Defenders. The Wilderness Society
  • 6/26 Denver – Green Gate Urban Farm & Gardens Visit. Join us this month at Green Gate Urban Farm & Gardens. Our urban farmer host Deb Neeley is so passionate about taking control of her own food that she quit her corporate job to do what she loves; growing food organically, raising chickens, and caring for honeybees and all pollinators. She converted her residential lot into a food growing utopia, setting an example of a food forest and farm in the city. She also allots as much space as possible to planting for the pollinators, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the threats that face them. People & Pollinators Action Network
  • 6/26 Silt – BLM public meeting in Colorado support review of sage-grouse Draft EIS. Draft Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and amendments to the 2015 plans were published on May 4, 2018, beginning a 90-day public comment period.  The public meetings will help attendees learn about the draft plan amendments and formulate written submissions before the comment period ends on August 2, 2018. BLM
  • 6/26, 6/30 Boulder – Montane Bird Identification: Visual, Vocal, and Habitat Clues. Did you ever hear a bird and ask, “I wonder what that was?” This class is designed to help you answer that question. In this class we will explore the elevations of 7,500 – 9,000 feet and study twenty different bird species you can find there.You’ll learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. We will also explore which bird occurs in which habitat. With a little practice, you’ll be able to recognize a specific habitat, make your best guess about what birds should be there, and then identify them by sight, sound, or both. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/27 Craig – BLM public meeting in Colorado support review of sage-grouse Draft EIS. Draft Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and amendments to the 2015 plans were published on May 4, 2018, beginning a 90-day public comment period.  The public meetings will help attendees learn about the draft plan amendments and formulate written submissions before the comment period ends on August 2, 2018. BLM
  • 6/27 Aspen – Join Wilderness Workshop for Wild Feast, an evening to support public lands.Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, a special guest speaker, and a three-course seasonal dinner by Chef Miles Angelo. This unforgettable evening among friends helps support Wilderness Workshop’s conservation programs and public outreach initiatives. Wilderness Workshop
  • 6/27 Westminster – Rainforest Yoga. Stretch your wings in a tropical oasis with Rainforest Yoga. This hour-long class provides a nature-centric yoga experience to rejuvenate your mind and body. Surround yourself with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies, and meet other yoga enthusiasts in the community. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 6/27 Denver – Pizzeria Locale Fundraiser for Colorado Pollinator Month. Mention the fundraiser at the register and 50% of your purchase will be donated to People & Pollinators Action Network. People & Pollinators Action Network
  • 6/28 Carbondale – Join Wilderness Workshop for one of our favorite hikes of the summer! This short evening hike will venture into Hay Park at the base of Mount Sopris and culminate in a meadow where we’ll watch the moon rise over the horizon. Parts of Hay Park are proposed as an addition to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Wilderness Workshop
  • 6/30 Carbondale – Mindfulness. Meditation. Movement. with Lindsay Gurley. There are lots of ways to enjoy our public lands. On this special hike, Wilderness Workshop has partnered with Lindsay Gurley, Wilderness Workshop Board Member and founder of Ora Māia to awaken your senses with guided mindfulness, meditation, and movement in Avalanche Creek, a tributary of the Crystal River. Only a dozen or so miles from Carbondale, the Avalanche Creek trail is lush and green with riparian and forest life zones. Gurley will lead our small group in mindfulness practice that will reconnect participants to themselves and to our idyllic and wild surroundings. Wilderness Workshop
  • 6/30 Hygiene – Wheel Chair Accessible Hike at Pella Crossing. Please join Ranger Fowler for a wheel chair accessible hike. The trail is crusher fines and level. We will work our way around one of the ponds at Pella Crossing to enjoy the views and hopefully view some water fowl. Some Boulder Audubon friends will be on hand for bird identification. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 6/30 Golden – Jeffco Conservation Summit – Celebrating Visionary Women. Join us for authentic dialog about gear disparity, self-perception, and inequity in the outdoors. Featuring local professionals. PLAN Jeffco
  • 7/1 Meredith – Join Wilderness Workshop to explore the Lime Park area, near the Holy Cross Wilderness Area. Rich with Aspen, Spruce and Fir forests, sandstone karst formations and sinkholes, and surrounded by alpine peaks, the Lime Park area is the site of a recently adopted U.S. Forest Service Vegetation Management Project. Take the day to learn and play with us in this important and scenic wildland. Wilderness Workshop
  • 7/1 Longmont – Kids Gone Fishing Clinic. Hey kids! Learn how to cast, bait a hook, handle fish safely, and more! Then borrow a pole to test out your new skills while fishing. You can choose a time to arrive when you sign up. Boulder County
  • 7/5 (Night) Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 7/7 Redcliff – This hike will journey into the proposed No Name Addition to the Continental Divide Wilderness Proposal, which is adjacent to the SE portion of the Holy Cross Wilderness Area, and has retained a high degree of wilderness quality. The area is an excellent place to experience solitude in a pristine alpine setting. Hiking along Homestake Ridge provides outstanding views of the Sawatch Range. The extensive wet meadows in upper Bennett Gulch are prime examples of subalpine wetlands. This landscape contains habitat for the state-endangered lynx, and is part of a very important wildlife migration corridor along the Continental Divide helping connect the Holy Cross Wilderness with the Eagles Nest Wilderness Areas. Wilderness Workshop
  • 7/7 Nederland – Hard Rock Mining Tour. Tap into the towns, tools and characters of local hard rock mining heritage by visiting mining sites of years gone by. Tours are open to ages 10 years and older. Some walking required. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 7/7 Longmont – Astronomy: A Star is Born! Space is limited. Meeting location will be provided to registered participants. Those tiny points of light in the sky can often be extremely huge stars, much bigger than our sun! Find out how stars are born, why stars are different colors, and why not all stars have the same lifespan. The universe is exploding with all kinds of star activity! Afterwards we’ll view the sky with telescopes. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 7/10 Aspen – Join Wilderness Workshop to explore American Lake in the beautiful Castle Creek Valley. This rewarding hike offers it all, Aspen and Spruce Forests, alpine views, and wildflowers galore. The Castle Creek, like the Maroon Creek, is held in a conditional water right to be dammed and Wilderness Workshop is advocating that these rights be abandoned or transferred to a less ecologically sensitive region. On this hike, you’ll see for yourself what makes this area so special, learn about the natural history of the West Elk mountains, and find out more about how Wilderness Workshop is working to ensure that this valley continues to provide habitat for an abundance of wildlife. Wilderness Workshop
  • 7/11 Nederland – High Country Night Hike. Join volunteer naturalists to explore open space under cover of darkness! We’ll hike about one mile round-trip on easy trails, enjoying the starlight, listening for night sounds, and learning about the nocturnal habits of the wildlife that live here. Bring water, closed-toe hiking shoes/boots, a flashlight, and your night vision. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 7/12, 7/15 Westminster – Front Range Butterflies and Their Habitats. Native butterflies often have specific needs in terms of shelter, larval food plants and nectar. This class will cover butterfly/host plant interactions, life cycles of common species, and how the diversity and structure of a habitat may encourage or discourage different butterfly species. While visiting a few distinct butterfly habitats, both manmade and natural, we’ll also discuss how seasonality plays a role in the butterflies you are likely to see in the Front Range. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 7/14 Carbondale – Caravan with Wilderness Workshop and explore the Crystal River Valley. With a focus on the corridor from Red Wind point to McClure Pass, this field trip will focus on Wilderness Workshop’s conservation efforts in the area including an effort to designate the Crystal River as Wild and Scenic and our wildlife studies that are helping to determine the best alignment for the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail. This sensitive area is diverse in its plant and animal species, and a crucial migration corridor and calving ground for a number of ungulates like deer, elk, and bighorn sheep. Wilderness Workshop
  • 7/14 Fort Collins – Join The Nature Conservancy for Phantom Canyon River Trail Maintenance Day. Volunteers will assist with native plantings, clearing and maintaining the trail corridor along the river. We’ll also implement erosion control infrastructure such as grade work, water bars and cribbing projects. And there may be a need for invasive species removal. The Nature Conservancy
  • 7/14 Lakewood – Hike along a winding trail and learn about the flora, fauna, and history of the area from Bear Creek Lake Park’s Naturalist. Come on down and bring your water and sunscreen to enjoy all that the park has to offer by hiking it’s beautiful trails. Locations vary and will be decided closer to the day, please make sure to register with your email address to get updates. Registration required. Lakewood Nature Hikes
  • 7/14 Nederland – Gold Panning. Try your hand at gold panning and find out if you’ve struck it rich! Many people came to this area in the 1860s to find fortune through mining. Do you have what it takes to travel back in time? Boulder County
  • 7/15 Redstone – Join Wilderness Workshop on a fun and creative poetry hike that heads out from near Redstone and alongside one of the beautiful tributaries of the Crystal River, the East Creek. Lush riparian areas, meadows, forests define this glorious landscape.  With the guidance of Alya Howe, (the founder of Under Alya’s Umbrella, a performing arts organization which curates poetry, storytelling and Salon’s in the R.F.V.) we will hunter-gather words and phrases of what we see and experience; cross-pollinate and create short poems that we hope you will want to share. Wilderness Workshop
  • 7/18 Vail – Join Wilderness Workshop for a hike into the Spraddle Creek proposal area, a key watershed protection area in the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act recently introduced into Congress by Rep. Jared Polis. This moderate hike will meander through meadows, aspen and fir forests, with frequent stops to appreciate the beautiful wildlands located so close to Vail. Wilderness Workshop
  • 7/19 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Community Free Day at York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 7/21 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • 7/21 Glenwood Springs – Wondering about the current efforts to protect the Thompson Divide? Join Wilderness Workshop for a short, yet difficult day hike to the summit of one of the Twin Peaks to get a bird’s eye view of the issue and the place. This area is characterized by huge park-like meadows and high wetlands, with expansive views of the West Elks and beyond. Wilderness Workshop
  • 7/22 TBD – Join Wilderness Workshop’s naturalist guide Brandon Jones and Caribou Club’s Miles Angelo for a mushroom forage and hike, location TBD. It’s mushroom pickin’ time and we hope that some late-season rain will be a boon to our fungal friends. Learn how to spot edible mushrooms and properly forage with a minimal ecological footprint. Bring a folding knife to cut mushrooms. Foraging for wild edibles is just one of many ways to get out and enjoy our public lands, and we are thrilled to have the support of Chef Miles, who has been studying, collecting, and cooking with Rocky Mountain mushrooms for over 25 years. Wilderness Workshop
  • 7/28 Idaho Falls – Join The Nature Conservancy for South Fork Preserve Stewardship Day. Join Nathan Moyer, The Conservancy’s Southwest Colorado Steward, to help steward the South Fork Preserve! Volunteers will pick up trash along Illium Rd, help control musk thistle, and prune willows along boardwalk. The Nature Conservancy
  • 7/28 Boulder – Walkin’ in the Moonlight. Enjoy an open space after dark on a glorious walk, while exploring phases of the moon, moon stories, and wildlife interactions on a moonlit night. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 7/29-8/2 West Glacier – On Climate Hike Glacier, you’ll spend four days hiking the iconic trails on the ‘Crown of the Continent’. You’ll see majestic 500-year old cedar forests under threat of wildfires and glaciers in fast retreat. Over four days of hiking, you’ll cover 40+ miles across the park — traversing aretes and high alpine mountain passes and glacier lakes and waterfalls. Professional Glacier Guides will accompany us on each day to teach us about Glacier’s unique ecosystem, so you can bring this knowledge home to your community. Climate Ride
  • 8/4 Marble – Join Wilderness Workshop for one of the Valley’s most spectacular hikes – the Raspberry Loop, near Marble. This trail is exciting and challenging, taking hikers through lush berry patches, along streams, and to the tops of alpine ridges. While hiking, enjoy the company of other adventurers and learn about the history and importance of the Wilderness Act and efforts to designate the Raggeds and other nearby Wilderness Areas. Our hike guide will also discuss conservation issues in the Crystal Valley, including efforts to designate the Crystal River as wild and Scenic, the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail and the decline in the local Bighorn Sheep herd. This is an incredible opportunity to get out and enjoy Colorado’s alpine environment. Wilderness Workshop
  • 8/4 Lakewood – Hike along a winding trail and learn about the flora, fauna, and history of the area from Bear Creek Lake Park’s Naturalist. Come on down and bring your water and sunscreen to enjoy all that the park has to offer by hiking it’s beautiful trails. Locations vary and will be decided closer to the day, please make sure to register with your email address to get updates. Registration required. Lakewood Nature Hikes
  • 8/8-9 Gunnison – The Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife Society will host a workshop about sagebrush and understory vegetation. The workshop will cover identification of important functional groups, palatability/nutrition and how wildlife use critical plants both for food and cover. Wildlife species of interest will include sage-grouse, mule deer, pronghorn and a wide variety of other sagebrush inhabitants. Additionally, the workshop will discuss how livestock use certain plants and if certain management strategies will improve cover of important species. The workshop will feature presentations and discussion from both local experts and sagebrush botanist Roger Rosentreter, a retired BLM botanist from Idaho. The Wildlife Society
  • 8/9 Denver – Save the Ales. Whether it’s snow on our mountains, ice on our rivers, or water flowing out of our faucets, this precious resource needs to be protected. Conservation Colorado’s team works to elevate communities’ voices and work with legislators to protect and preserve our waters. Join us to raise a glass with friends, family, and fellow environmentalists while helping to raise funds that will protect, conserve, and ensure a future with plenty of clean water for all Coloradans. Because no water means no beer! Conservation Colorado
  • 8/12 Marble – Starting just outside Marble at the base of the now-defunct Marble Ski Area, the trail emerges onto National Forest lands and crosses Carbonate Creek. Just on the other side of the creek, the trail climbs up a very steep incline. The trail ascends through aspen groves and open meadows with lovely vistas for a total of 3 miles until you reach a waterfall at the edge of Mount Daly. Wilderness Workshop
  • 8/13 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 8/18 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • 8/18 Fort Collins – Join The Nature Conservancy for Phantom Canyon River Trail Maintenance Day. Volunteers will assist with native plantings, clearing and maintaining the trail corridor along the river. We’ll also implement erosion control infrastructure such as grade work, water bars and cribbing projects. And there may be a need for invasive species removal. The Nature Conservancy
  • 8/25-30 Boulder – The newest Climate Ride is a breath-taking 6-day charitable adventure that begins in Western Colorado at the Carpenter Ranch near Hayden, CO, a private conservation ranch known for its superb bird habitat. Our cycling route travels quiet roads to Steamboat Springs and the Yampa River Valley. Then we cross the Rockies through Rocky Mountain National Park to our triumphant finale in Boulder. Climate Ride will provide a shuttle from Denver and Boulder to the bike ride start. Climate Ride
  • 8/26  Carbondale – Pack your backpack and join Wilderness Workshop on a family-friendly hike and picnic appropriate for families and kids ages 10 at up at the Red Hill trail system, near Carbondale. The hike starts out steep but is a favorite because of its gorgeous views of Mt. Sopris and red sandstone rock formations, which you may have noticed on the north side of Highway 82 while passing Carbondale. When we reach the top, Wilderness Workshop will provide a picnic lunch and offer a kid-friendly activity to learn about how to take care of nature through Leave No Trace principles. Spend the Sunday with Wilderness Workshop and other families as we enjoy our public lands and learning how to protect them. Wilderness Workshop
  • 9/1-3 Carbondale – Join the Wilderness Workshop on a three day, two-night backpacking trip through the heart of the Thompson Divide. This 3-day hike is wonderfully scenic and is characterized by rushing streams, giant aspen groves, and expansive views of the Elk Mountains. Our walk will begin on Four Mile Rd. and end on the south side of the divide, near Redstone. Experience for yourself why locals are “Unified for the Thompson Divide,” and have rallied to maintain the area’s clean water, air, abundant wildlife, and recreational opportunities. Wilderness Workshop
  • 9/8 Parachute – Join Wilderness Workshop on a steep and rewarding hike to the Battlement Mesa Reservoirs, via the Lava Creek Trail. The Lava Creek Trail will take you through spruce forests, awe you with views of the Book Cliffs, and give you a chance to glimpse some of the abundant wildlife in this ecologically rich area. Upon arrival at the reservoirs we can enjoy fishing, swimming, or just relaxing and taking in the scenery. Wilderness Workshop
  • 9/22 Aspen – Join Wilderness Workshop on a hike in one of Colorado’s original Wilderness Areas. Designated in 1964 and expanded in 1980, the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness Area provides some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Colorado.  The East Maroon Creek trail climbs gradually up the East Maroon Valley beneath the slopes of Pyramid Peak and along the flanks of Highlands Ridge. Time allowing we’ll make it to treeline or perhaps spot one of the Moose that have recently moved back into the Maroon and Castle Creek Valleys. Wilderness Workshop
  • 9/29 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Community Free Day at York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 9/12 (Night) Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 9/30 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 10/14 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 11/3 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Community Free Day at York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 12/9 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Trainings, Workshops, & Webinars:

  • 6/22, 6/23 Boulder – Asters, Brasses, and Grasses. Three of the most difficult and largest plant families are the Asteraceae (asters), Brassicaceae (mustards), and Poaceae (grasses). They may be challenging, but a working knowledge of just these three will allow you to identify one of every eight plants in the world! At our indoor session we’ll cover the recognition characters, specific terminology, and morphological characteristics you will encounter when keying out members of these families. In the field we’ll dissect flowers, examine their specific parts, and key out plants using Flora of Colorado. Don’t be afraid of these families any longer! We’ll use hand lenses to view parts close-up. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/23 Carbondale – Photography Workshop with Jon Mullen. Whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or a well-seasoned photographer, this workshop will offer you a chance to sharpen your outdoor photography skills. Lighter on technical detail, this class will focus on how to put yourself in the right place at the right time to capture stunning images. We’ll spend a couple of hours discussing those concepts before heading out for a short evening hike to put your camera and legs to use. Wilderness Workshop
  • 6/23 Evergreen – The Art of Bird Photography: A Hands on Photo Workshop. Take stunning photos with the 2017 Audubon Photography Award Winner and Evergreen professional photographer Ellen Nelson. Center for the Arts Evergreen
  • 6/26, 6/30 Boulder – Montane Bird Identification: Visual, Vocal, and Habitat Clues. Did you ever hear a bird and ask, “I wonder what that was?” This class is designed to help you answer that question. In this class we will explore the elevations of 7,500 – 9,000 feet and study twenty different bird species you can find there.You’ll learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. We will also explore which bird occurs in which habitat. With a little practice, you’ll be able to recognize a specific habitat, make your best guess about what birds should be there, and then identify them by sight, sound, or both. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 7/12, 7/15 Westminster – Front Range Butterflies and Their Habitats. Native butterflies often have specific needs in terms of shelter, larval food plants and nectar. This class will cover butterfly/host plant interactions, life cycles of common species, and how the diversity and structure of a habitat may encourage or discourage different butterfly species. While visiting a few distinct butterfly habitats, both manmade and natural, we’ll also discuss how seasonality plays a role in the butterflies you are likely to see in the Front Range. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 7/14 Boulder County – Learn how to identify higher elevation trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses. Situated in the upper Montane life zone (8,300′ to 10,000′), Caribou Ranch is dominated by coniferous forest with many understory plants but it also has many wetlands and meadows filled with grasses and wildflowers. Learn to use a botanical key to identify plants while also learning about their ecological importance and uses by humans and wildlife. Invasive plants that threaten the native plants will also be discussed. There is also the possibility of spotting moose which inhabit the area. CSU Extension
  • 7/18 Longmont – Sketching and Nature Journaling – Flowers. Have you ever wanted to learn to sketch plants and nature? Do you want to document your trips into natural areas? In this class you will learn basic sketching and journaling techniques. You don’t have to be an artist to take this class. This class will deepen your observation skills and document your adventures. CSU Extension
  • 8/2 Carbondale – Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Thompson Divide. Join Wilderness Workshop and Sunny Morehouse, local botanist and founder of Humble Herb Co, on an evening hike at Marion Gulch in the Thompson Divide. Learn to safely and respectfully utilize the greens, flowers, and seeds, that grow wild on our public lands and the importance undeveloped areas in maintaining healthy and diverse ecosystems. While you may be able to gather some plants, the focus will be on identification and education around plants and their uses. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn the status of the oil and gas leases in and around the Thompson Divide, and find out how to help this landscape be protected permanently. Wilderness Workshop
  • 8/4 Westminster – Beekeeping Bootcamp. Interested in beekeeping? These workshops are designed to support beginning beekeepers all the through their first season. Participants work alongside Mario Padilla, Butterfly Pavilion Entomologist and knowledgeable beekeeper for hands-on training to learn this exciting skill. Beekeeping Bootcamp is qualified through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)! Butterfly Pavilion
  • 8/8-9 Gunnison – The Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife Society will host a workshop about sagebrush and understory vegetation. The workshop will cover identification of important functional groups, palatability/nutrition and how wildlife use critical plants both for food and cover. Wildlife species of interest will include sage-grouse, mule deer, pronghorn and a wide variety of other sagebrush inhabitants. Additionally, the workshop will discuss how livestock use certain plants and if certain management strategies will improve cover of important species. The workshop will feature presentations and discussion from both local experts and sagebrush botanist Roger Rosentreter, a retired BLM botanist from Idaho. The Wildlife Society
  • 8/16 Longmont – Basic Grass ID and Terminology. In this class, we will learn the basic terminology and plant structures used in grass identification. If you have been hesitant to learn to identify grasses, this class will introduce you to ligules, auricles, glumes and other identification features. CSU Extension
  • 8/25 Denver – Fall Gardening: The Other Season. Fall is actually the most important season for gardeners. It’s a time for focusing on reviewing our successes and challenges, revising garden plans, preparing the soil for the following season and even sowing seeds for early spring crops. Many of the same early spring crop choices can be successfully replanted to reap a fall harvest. This workshop will discuss specific techniques for fall planting, soil improvement (including cover crops), weed control, and pest management that can lead to a deeply rooted garden in the springtime. A portion of the class time will be spent in DUG’s ‘Horsebarn’ garden, directly viewing the ‘maturing’ garden, and identifying factors that lead to a bountiful season. Denver Urban Gardens
  • 9/19 Longmont – Sketching and Nature Journaling – Color Wheel. Have you ever wanted to learn to sketch plants and nature? Do you want to document your trips into natural areas? In this class you will learn basic sketching and journaling techniques. You don’t have to be an artist to take this class. This class will deepen your observation skills and document your adventures. CSU Extension
  • 9/21 Longmont – Trees for Landscaping. Thompson Park is home to 74 different tree species and varieties and is a great place to learn to identify trees and see how they fit into landscapes. Come learn how to identify tree species and their attributes that make them attractive in our landscapes. A great way to spend the first day of Fall. This class is co-sponsored by the City of Longmont Parks Department. CSU Extension
  • 10/5-7 Telluride – 2018 Brilliant Fall Foliage Photography Workshop with John Fielder. Join Colorado’s premier landscape photographer, John Fielder, on a colorful 3-day fall foliage workshop in the San Juan Mountains around Telluride, where autumn delivers layer upon layer of color. Fresh snow dusts peaks under blue skies, while golden aspens, yellow cottonwoods, orange willows and red sandstone hills add explosions of color to the high country. John Fielder’s Colorado
  • 10/20 Denver – Herbal Preservation: Shrubs, Elixirs, and Infusions. Harness the healing power of your herbs as you learn to create shrubs – plus other preservation extracts – to create delicious and inventive potions you can cook with, eat and make elixirs for drinking. You will be given tips on drying and storing your herbs and how to blend nourishing herbal infusions. Denver Urban Gardens

Citizen Science:

  • July 26 and 28 Training. Rocky Mountain Wild is seeking citizen scientists for the Front Range Pika Project! Citizen scientists must be able to hike on talus at high altitudes, willing to navigate to somewhat remote field sites independently and be able to attend both an evening classroom training and a half-day field training. You must visit at least one Front Range field site and enter your data online by late September 2018. For safety reasons, field site visits must be with a partner (another volunteer, or a friend or family member). Rocky Mountain Wild
  • Join Grouse Grooves as a citizen scientist! Grouse Grooves uses trail cameras to monitor leks in the hopes of understanding when the birds use the lek, how that differs between leks or throughout the season, to help them determine when these sensitive areas need to be protected. Your science task: classify photos that have been marked as having grouse in them and determine how many male and how many female are present! Bonus: what are those males doing? Grouse Grooves
  • Join Amazo’N’Oil as a citizen scientist! Amazo’N’Oil cameras have recorded thousands of videos of wild animals ingesting oil from oil spills. They need your help to identify which species might be exposed to oil pollution. Amazo’N’Oil
  • Join Journey North as a citizen scientist! Journey North provides an easy entry point to citizen science, with simple protocols, strong online support, and immediate results. Reported sightings are mapped in real-time as waves of migrations move across the continent. People report sightings from the field, view maps, take pictures, and leave comments. Journey North
  • Join Polar Bears International as a Field Ambassador. Field Ambassadors share their knowledge about polar bears with tourists aboard Tundra Buggies® as part of a program designed to nurture leadership in women. They tell stories. They answer questions. And, once they’re back home, they continue to spread the word about sea-ice loss and its effect on polar bears everywhere they can. Polar Bears International
  • Participate in Neighborhood Nestwatch and monitor color-banded birds in your own backyard and report observations to the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Participants must agree to participate for a minimum of three years, committing approximately one hour of time per week for observation and reporting. Participants must live within 50 miles of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Sites are based on location, property type (urban vs rural) and other factors. There is no experience necessary and training is provided during the initial site visit. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • In the CrowdMag project, NOAA will explore whether digital magnetometers built in modern mobile smartphones can be used as scientific instruments. With CrowdMag mobile apps, phones all around the world send magnetometer data to them. At their server, they check the quality of the magnetic data and make data available to the public as aggregate maps and charts. The two long-term goals of this project are to create models of Earth’s time changing magnetic field by combining crowdsourced magnetic data with data collected by ships, aircrafts, and satellites and to map local magnetic noise sources (for e.g. power transformer and iron pipes) to improve accuracy of the magnetic navigation systems. Become a citizen scientist and join their research on the Earth’s geomagnetic field. CrowdMag Project
  • Wildwatch Kenya seeks to count, identify, and track the giraffes in conservation field sites, along with the other animals that share the habitat, to better understand the behavior, movements, and population numbers of the wildlife found there. Citizens scientists are being called to help researchers look through the tens of thousands of photos taken by trail cameras placed in strategic spots throughout the sites. The information gathered from these photos will help them and the local communities develop plans to help save the animals. Wildwatch Kenya
  • Wisconsin Wildlife Watch lets citizen scientists explore never-before-seen camera trap photos of wild animals! Working alongside a University of Wisconsin-Madison science team, citizen scientists take part in valuable ecological research and help ecologists better understand the trends, distribution, and ecosystems of deer, elk, bears, and hares. Wisconsin Wildlife Watch is an effort to monitor forest wildlife year-round across a network of trail cameras. Help identify the animals captured on camera and better understand the distribution and trends of wildlife populations. Wisconsin Wildlife Watch

Jobs and Internships:

  • The Alliance Center is seeking a Senior Director of Development. The Senior Director of Development is a leadership team member and an active participant in strategic decision-making for The Alliance Center. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. This position is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic development plan that will expand and diversify The Alliance Center’s funder base and help to create and maintain a culture of philanthropy. Applications due June 22. The Alliance Center
  • Boulder Colorado is seeking a Maintenance Person III – Natural Lands Technician. Under limited supervision, maintains the health, safety and aesthetics of natural areas throughout the Parks and Recreation system.  Performs natural resource related maintenance and operations on City of Boulder Parks and Recreation natural lands including staff collaboration, project completion and program assistance.  Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the areas of natural lands maintenance, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), wildlife management and equipment operation, and performs related duties as required. Applications due June 24. City of Boulder
  • Conservation Colorado is seeking a Jefferson County Community Organizer. Conservation Colorado is seeking a full-time Community Organizer for Protégete, Conservation Colorado’s Latino organizing program. Community Organizers are responsible for recruiting, training and organizing Latino volunteers on critical environmental issues facing Colorado and the nation. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of engaging grassroots volunteers through community outreach and have a genuine interest in developing individuals and community leaders. He or she will demonstrate an ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment, work well in a team, and manage his or her own time effectively. This position is an exciting opportunity to help change the power imbalances that lead to environmental injustice, and make sure that Latinos are at the forefront of the new environmental movement. Applications due July 4. Conservation Colorado
  • Wilderness Workshop is seeking a Conservation Director. The Conservation Director (CD) develops, leads and implements WW conservation program in partnership with the Executive Director and other program staff. The CD is responsible for implementing WW’s forest, restoration, aquatic, responsible recreation, and wilderness programs. This program list may evolve over time or change depending on the skillset of the CD and the fluid nature of threats to our public lands. The CD collaborates with other staff to choose the specific conservation goals and projects undertaken by WW. The CD is responsible for ensuring policy consistency in WW’s Community Programs. Applications due July 15. Wilderness Workshop
  • The Wilderness Society is seeking a Director, Regional Communications Strategy. The Director for Regional Communications Strategy plays a critical role in our efforts to communicate with the media about the importance of our parks and public lands for nature and for people.  This position leads our communications as we build reporter relationships and elevate local storytelling in regional and national markets to protect wild places for future generations. Position open until filled. The Wilderness Society
  • Sierra Club is seeking a Conservation Program Director. The Conservation Program Director assists the Chapter Director in implementing policies and programs adopted by the Chapter Executive Committee; manages the Chapter’s conservation programs; supports legislative and advocacy programs; coordinates between Chapter programs and relevant National programs; and represents the Chapter to external partners and the public. Position open until filled. Sierra Club
  • Healthier Colorado is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations. The Director of Finance & Operations will be responsible for the financial and human resources portfolio within our small (15-20 employees), but growing non-profit advocacy organization. The successful candidate will be able to thrive within a dynamic environment in which we embrace experimentation, are committed to soberly measuring results, and seek opportunities to learn from both success and failures. Position open until filled. Healthier Colorado

Volunteer Positions:

  • 7/8 Snowmass – Help us remove old barbed wire fencing to allow animals to move freely across important elk and deer habitat in Sky Mountain Park. Vestiges of decades-old grazing operations, these disused fence lines now deteriorate and fragment wildlife habitat. Wilderness Workshop
  • July 14 Fort Collins – Join The Nature Conservancy for Phantom Canyon River Trail Maintenance Day. Volunteers will assist with native plantings, clearing and maintaining the trail corridor along the river. We’ll also implement erosion control infrastructure such as grade work, water bars and cribbing projects. And there may be a need for invasive species removal. The Nature Conservancy
  • July 21 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • 7/21 Aspen – Help us reconfigure braided, wet and rutted sections of the spectacular Linkin Lakes trail with incredible views of the upper Roaring Fork Valley. This is one of the most popular trails on Independence Pass. It’s steep but short, making it suitable for families. Work up a sweat and jump in an alpine lake to cool off at the end of the day! Wilderness Workshop
  • July 28 Idaho Falls – Join The Nature Conservancy for South Fork Preserve Stewardship Day. Join Nathan Moyer, The Conservancy’s Southwest Colorado Steward, to help steward the South Fork Preserve! Volunteers will pick up trash along Illium Rd, help control musk thistle, and prune willows along boardwalk. The Nature Conservancy
  • 8/17-19 Basalt – Join us for two days of trail and restoration work in the Hay Park area and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The Hay Park Trail needs some repair work and there are some sections of trail that go into the wilderness that needs to be restored and decommissioned. We’ll provide all the food and trail gear. Wilderness Workshop
  • 8/18 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • 8/18 Fort Collins – Join The Nature Conservancy for Phantom Canyon River Trail Maintenance Day. Volunteers will assist with native plantings, clearing and maintaining the trail corridor along the river. We’ll also implement erosion control infrastructure such as grade work, water bars and cribbing projects. And there may be a need for invasive species removal. The Nature Conservancy
  • 9/5-8 Gunnison. We’re back for another year of restoring critical habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse. This year we’ll be camped out for 4 days at an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp and traveling from there to our work sites each day. The work will be much the same as previous years using rock to build small scale erosion control structures which help to trap sediment and raise the water table over time, and sustaining the plant community that the Gunnison Sage Grouse depends on. This work helps make the ecosystem more resilient to the effects of climate change. Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
  • 9/7-9 Eagle – Crooked Creek Pass – Back by popular demand! The Forest Service has removed a series of dams to restore a former high elevation wetland; our crew will car camp (optional) and re-vegetate the area with willows and other native species. This is the third year of this important and well-liked project. Wilderness Workshop
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Boulder County Parks and Open Space as a Seamstress or Tailor. Boulder County Parks and Open Space is looking for experienced seamstresses and tailors to help create period clothing for our cultural history programs. Volunteer demonstrators wear these period-appropriate clothes during events at Walker Ranch Homestead where they demonstrate the chores and activities of a working ranch in the late 1800s. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Jefferson County and become a Certified Native Plant Master Volunteer! Take your knowledge to the next level and become a certified Native Plant Master volunteer. As a NPM volunteer, your role is to educate others at your current job or volunteer position. Jefferson County
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Colorado Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign – an initiative calling on mayors, regardless of political parties, from big cities and small towns to support a vision of 100% clean and renewable energy in their cities, towns, and communities, and across the country. Colorado Sierra Club
  • Ongoing – Volunteer for the Keep it Cool campaign – an action to empower people to encourage retailers on Main Streets all across America to close their doors to wasting energy. Sign up with them if you are interested in mobilizing participants and helping them spread the word about efforts in your community. Keep it Cool
  • Ongoing – Join The Wilderness Society’s Stop Wilderness Attacks By Trump (S.W.A.T) Team to get the weekly newsletter, the S.W.A.T. list, get the facts, take action, and spread the word. The Wilderness Society

Actions:

Urgent actions (those will deadlines fast approaching):

  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stop the Keystone XL and protect our land, water, and climate. Comments due June 25. NRDC
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell the Army Corps to reject the permit for the Pebble Mine. Comments due June 29. NRDC

New actions since last week:

  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and ask your Representative and Senators to reject legislation that weakens ESA protection for birds. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and protect imperiled wildlife from extreme killing methods on Park Service lands in Alaska. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and fight the wildlife zombie disease! National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and prevent the killing of migratory birds. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with the National Wildlife Federation and speak out to safeguard Reddish Egret coastal habitat. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Sierra Club and stop Pruitt from censoring science. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and save the Mexican gray wolf. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and demand a moratorium on new fracking and in demanding justice and accountability for Chaco. WildEarth Guardians

Older (but still relevant) actions:

  • Take action with Sierra Club and stop the Trump Administration’s sneak push to get the Keystone XL Pipeline approved. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Sierra Club and demand that we strengthen clean car emissions standards, not roll them back. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Department of Interior no drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senator to stand strong against Big Ag. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and tell your Senator to protect US grasslands. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and stop Scott Pruitt’s EPA from censoring science. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell the Trump Administration and Congress to save our oceans. NRDC
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and tell your senators and representatives to keep all climate solutions on the table for wildlife. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and help bring 2,500 megawatts of clean energy online and clean up Colorado’s air. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Rocky Mountain Wild and urge Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas to uphold Federal Court Orders and stand up to back channel pressures in the case of Wolf Creek Pass. Rocky Mountain Wild 
  • Take action with The Humane Society and tell Congress to use the Farm Bill to protect animals. The Humane Society
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Ricky Perry: no bailouts for coal and nuclear plants. Sierra Club
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and act now to keep the Farm Bill free of harmful riders. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and make the call to protect clean water for river otters. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and tell Congress to reject major cuts to conservation funding. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with Sierra Club and show Mayor Hancock that you are #Readyfor100 and why he must take action against fossil fuels, air pollution, and the health problems they create. Sierra Club
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and keep big oil out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and take the pledge to be a wildlife-friendly consumer. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell President Trump you’ll resist his climate denial agenda. NRDC
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and help protect marine mammals like whales and dolphins. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and stop the Department of Interior from allowing brutal hunting and trapping on NPS Preserves. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Audubon and protect Western birds from imminent threat. Audubon
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and act now for imperiled reefs. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with Sierra Club and demand that FERC stop the misuse of eminent domain to take private lands for corporate gain and fully consider greenhouse gas emissions and ensure robust public participation when reviewing new pipeline projects. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the US Forest Service to protect the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison national forests for wildlife. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the USDA that we need clear labels on GMO foods. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Department of Interior not to let trophy hunters kill bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Lowe’s to stop selling deadly paint strippers. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and protect the Grand Canyon watershed from new uranium mining. The Wilderness Society
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stop the Trump Administration’s assault on the Arctic Refuge. NRDC
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and defend Nevada’s Ruby Mountains from fracking. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and stop a new road through Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with National Parks Conservation Association and take a stand to protect Alaska’s bears and wolves. NPCA
  • Take action with Audubon and say “no” to foreign-owned open-pit mine – a massive threat to Bristol Bay. Audubon
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell Scott Pruitt: protect science that keeps our kids safe. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your member of Congress to vote NO on rolling back critical environmental laws through the Farm Bill. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stop Scott Pruitt from censoring crucial science at the EPA. NRDC
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and tell Senator Gardner to stand up for our public lands. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Congress to say no to anti-environmental riders in the Farm Bill. NRDC
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and speak out against coal leasing and climate denial under Trump. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators not to make it easier for pesticide companies to poison our food system. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress, family farms, not corporate megafarms. Fix the Farm Bill. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and protect pollinators from poisons. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and stop Trump attacks on clean car standards. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and speak out to protect National Parks and wild lands. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell your representative to oppose the anti-environmental House Farm Bill. Sierra Club
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and tell Congress to protect our grasslands. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell Congress to vote No on anti-wildlife Farm Bill. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and protect the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and keep big oil out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with American Rivers and defend the Clean Water Act. American Rivers
  • Take action with Wildlands Network and tell your representative to oppose the House Farm Bill federal forestry provisions. Wildlands Network
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and speak out to protect endangered Fin Whales. NRDC
  • Take action with Water for Colorado and let Colorado’s decision-makers know you care about a reliable and clean water future for Coloradans and the environment. Water for Colorado
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and sign the petition and call on President Trump to reinstate protections and uphold the Migratory Bird Treat Act. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and speak out now to protect the pollinators we all depend on. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take the plastics pledge for endangered species. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Sierra Club and demand Zinke listens to the public on Gold Butte. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and ask your legislators to support the bill to increase funding for sustainable transportation. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and defend Carlsbad Caverns from fracking. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and take the pledge to support clean energy. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Senator Gardner to defend the Great Sand Dunes again. Sierra Club
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and Wyoming Wildlife Federation and defend Wyoming wildlife corridors. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and ask your Colorado representative to protect Colorado children from oil and gas drilling. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Wildlands Network and contact your legislators to save red wolves. Wildlands Network
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and ask Senator Gardner and Representative Tipton to co-sponsor the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the Wyoming Game and Fish Department that you oppose the plan to kill grizzlies in Wyoming. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and send your representative a message urging them to co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with The Humane Society and tell your representative to support the Humane Cosmetics Act. The Humane Society
  • Take action with Audubon and tell Secretary Zinke, no drilling in the Arctic Refuge. Audubon
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and tell Colorado regulators that Western Slope residents deserve strong protections against oil and gas emissions. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with American Rivers and stop the Salmon Extinction Act. American Rivers
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and add your name to support wolves in Colorado. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with National Parks Conservation Association and tell Wyoming Governor Mead to stop the grizzly hunt. National Parks Conservation Association
  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and tell Trump and Zinke grizzly bear trophy hunting outside Yellowstone is unacceptable. Western Environmental Law Center
  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and defend the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Western Environmental Law Center
  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and stop greenhouse gas pollution from out public lands. Western Environmental Law Center
  • Take action with The Humane Society and stop disastrous legislation that would gut animal protection laws. The Humane Society
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and stop Trump from gutting methane pollution protections. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and call on Congress to fix the ethanol mandate to stem the destruction of grassland habitat. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and stand up for FY 2019 federal bird conservation funding. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and end the taxpayer funded war on wildlife. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts and urge Senator Gardner to protect Colorado’s wilderness, WWII history, and recreation economy. The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and get deadly chemicals off America’s store shelves. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell the Trump Administration to stop promoting international trophy hunting. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell your representatives that science – not special interests – should dictate the future of wildlife like orcas and salmon. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Animal Legal Defense Fund and oppose dangerous federal legislation that would wipe out animal protection laws. Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and stop legislation that threatens public lands. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell the CEOs of the World’s largest car companies to stand strong for clean car standards. NRDC
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell Lowe’s to stop selling methylene chloride-based paint strippers, and tell the EPA to ban them outright. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts to protect Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and stand up for elk today. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with American Rivers and tell Congress to oppose the Trump Administration’s anti-environment agenda. American Rivers
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Senate not to put a coal lobbyist in charge of our environmental protections. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to vote no on Donald Trump’s dirty energy deputy. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and end the Atlantic commercial seal hunt. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell Congress and President Trump to sent Scott Pruitt on his way before it’s too late. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the BLM to stop developing plans for illegitimately downsized monuments and to uphold protections for wildlife and habitat within original monument boundaries. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Department of the Interior not to let Trump destroy Grand Staircase-Escalante. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Patagonia and ask the banks to pull gas and oil pipelines from their investments to protect Blue Heart – the last wild rivers on the European continent. Patagonia
  • Take action with Wolf Conservation Center and protect Denali’s wolves. Wolf Conservation Center
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and help protect funding for Colorado’s parks, rivers, and open spaces. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and make the call to remove Scott Pruitt and stand up for wildlife. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take acton with Moms Clean Air Force and tell Pruitt to protect our children from fracking pollution. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and add your name to support wolf recovery in Colorado. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Ford to put clean cars in the fast lane. Sierra club
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Secretary Zinke to protect our national monuments. NRDC
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and save the EPA: tell Scott Pruitt to resign. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and tell your representative to help save wildlife in crisis by supporting the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act before it’s too late. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Governor Mead that you’re outraged by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s decision to allow grizzly hunting and urge him to put an end to it. NRDC
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and protect Bears Ears National Monument from corporate polluters. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and stop Pebble Mine. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and protect 18,000 acres of land from oil and gas development. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Wyoming Governor Mead to step in and stop the Yellowstone grizzly trophy hunt. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell the Trump Administration to save lobos. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and tell your Colorado representative to support carbon pollution reductions. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell President Trump and Congress: we demand better. Scott Pruitt must be fired as EPA administrator. NRDC
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and demand the BLM leave the methane rule alone. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and side with wildlife for climate action; tell the Environmental Protection Agency not to repeal the Clean Power Plan. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and don’t let the Trump administration put polluters before our children. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and stand up for Federal Bird Conservation funding. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and send a letter to the Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator asking that they release more adult wolves. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell Congress to ban cyanide bombs that threaten pets and wildlife. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell your Congressperson that you disapprove of EPA’s agenda to make America dirty again. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with American Rivers and ask Congress to protect 5,000 new miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers and one million acres of riverside lands. American Rivers
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and urge the National Marine Fisheries Service to stop delaying and to update the orcas’ critical habitat to include coastal waters off Washington, Oregon, and California before it’s too late. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and urge your member of Congress to sponsor a bill that supports prairie conservation in the Farm Bill before it’s too late. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and ask Congress to oppose anti-wolf riders or other anti-endangered species riders on the Interior Appropriations Bill. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and protect the Tongass National Forest from the axe. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts and urge your members of Congress to support Wilderness legislation. The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and act now to protect grizzly bears. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell your Senators to support the Antiquities Act of 2018. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and urge Congress to support wildlife in crisis. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with The Pew CharitableTrusts and protect public lands in Southern Nevada. The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with Sierra Club and submit a comment about your support for strong climate change like the Clean Power Plan. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Animal Legal Defense Fund and speak out for Louisiana’s wild horses. Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stop foreign mining company investments in the disastrous Pebble Mine. Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and stop the Trump coal giveaway at Rosebud mine in the Powder River Basin. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell your Senators and Representatives to oppose any amendments that would weaken protections for wildlife. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Sierra Club and urge utility companies to stand with the American people by committing to refrain from purchasing dirty fuels extracted from lands in the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Funny or Die and Natural Resource Defense Council to protect clean air, clean water, and our environmental safeguards. NRDC
  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts and tweet to urge Congress to stand with national monuments. Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with Earthjustice and don’t let Trump and Congress sell out our national monument lands. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and demand that Congress refuses to fund the border wall. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with One Green Planet and sign the petition to the USFWS and the Interior Department to not ignore science and, instead, follow the judges’ ruling and keep the Canada lynx under federal protection. One Green Planet
  • Take action with Audubon and urge your member of Congress and the Department of the Interior to uphold the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Audubon
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell the US Fish and Wildlife Service to keep Canada lynx protected. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and tell Congress not to endorse Trump’s anti-public lands crusade. The Wilderness Society
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Scott Pruitt to meet with scientists, health experts, and environmental advocates. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and sign on to show your official support for fighting climate change and to save the Clean Power Plan. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell your members of Congress to save America’s vulnerable wildlife by supporting the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell your members of Congress it’s time to stop attacks on our wild national monuments and future presidents’ ability to protect these special places. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Patagonia and tell the Administration they don’t have the authority to take public lands away from you. Patagonia
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and tell Administrator Pruitt that you support the Clean Power Plan and our nation’s transition to a renewable energy future. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell Governor Hickenlooper to stop letting the fossil fuel industry undermine our climate and to start putting Colorado’s future first. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and urge Colorado Senators and Representatives to introduce the bill that will secure protections for southwest Colorado’s most cherished landscapes, the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and send a letter to the US Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement telling them to shut down the San Juan coal mine and generating station. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action and sign Rocky Mountain Wild’s petition asking the BLM to protect critical habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse. Rocky Mountain Wild

Action Resources:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.