Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

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

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Events, Conferences, & Opportunities:

  • 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
  • 7/14 Westminster – Insectival. Celebrate the Butterfly Pavilion’s 23rd birthday with carnival games, incredible animals, bounce houses, and live entertainment! Butterfly Pavilion
  • 7/14 Evergreen – Please join Mountain Area Land Trust for an evening celebrating land and water conservation. Former Denver Bronco and author Reggie Rivers will emcee the evening, Dakota Blonde will bring their special brand of music and Fresh Tracks Catering will provide our delicious dinner! And of course, fabulous auction items add to the merriment! Mountain Area Land Trust
  • 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
  • 7/15 Boulder – Nature, Knowledge and NCAR. Among Boulder’s oldest recorded hikes, The Mallory Cave Trail is a short but steep hike to a large cave offering prime views of the NCAR building, the Front Range, and the Eastern Plains. It was first discovered by loggers cutting down trees on Dinosaur Mountain, but then re-discovered in the summer of 1932 by a young University of Colorado Student named E.C. Mallory. True to its name, the hike ends at Mallory’s cave, however, because of the white-nose syndrome affecting bats throughout North America. Sierra Club
  • 7/15 Fountain – Hike and Water Sampling Demonstration. Join us for our monthly 3rd Sunday easy, one-mile hike in Fountain Creek Regional Park. We’ll highlight a few issues in the watershed such as erosion and loss of habitat. The end of the hike will feature the opportunity to see the Fountain Creek Water Sentinel “stream team” at work. We’ll take water samples and talk about the importance of citizen science and water quality monitoring. Sierra Club
  • 7/15 Denver – Training for Wildlife Activists – We continue to see anti-environmental attacks on our critical conservation laws that protect our air, water, lands and wildlife. In just the last year, Congress has launched more than 100 attacks on the Endangered Species Act through bills, amendments and riders designed to weaken or gut this cornerstone conservation law. Join Defenders to learn more about the attacks we’re seeing on the Endangered Species Act and what you can do to speak up for our critters that have no voice. Defenders of Wildlife
  • 7/17 Denver – Mayor Hancock will be hosting an exciting press conference to announce the first implementation phases of the City’s Plan for the Paris Agreements (The 80×50 Climate Action Plan). While the Trump administration has rejected these international goals to fight climate change, Denver has been working to find solutions that meet international standards and work for our communities. We applaud Denver for taking steps to address climate justice. So PLEASE turn out Tuesday! We need to show Mayor Hancock that the whole community agrees: the time to act on climate change is NOW! Sierra Club
  • 7/17 Anywhere – Virtual Training for Wildlife Activists – We continue to see anti-environmental attacks on our critical conservation laws that protect our air, water, lands and wildlife. In just the last year, Congress has launched more than 100 attacks on the Endangered Species Act through bills, amendments and riders designed to weaken or gut this cornerstone conservation law. Join Defenders to learn more about the attacks we’re seeing on the Endangered Species Act and what you can do to speak up for our critters that have no voice. Defenders of Wildlife
  • 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
  • 7/18 Anywhere – Webinar: Red Wolf Briefing with Joseph Hinton, PhD. In an effort to broaden awareness and understanding for the red wolf recovery effort in North Carolina and the implications of USFWS’s proposed rule, the Wolf Conservation Center is extending a free webinar with Joseph Hinton, Ph.D. on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 pm (EST). Wolf Conservation Center (RSVP Email)
  • 7/18 Denver – Happy Hour at 10 Barrel Brewery. Come learn about the clean energy and sustainability efforts being made in Denver, share your story about your wild outdoor experience, and mingle with others as we start Memorial Day weekend off the right way at 10 Barrels Brewing! Sierra Club
  • 7/19 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Community Free Day at York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 7/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Lummi Bear Totem Reception. The Lummi Nation is gifting a bear totem to the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition. Come join Tribal leaders and the Native community in welcoming the totem to Salt Lake City. Utah Diné Bikéyah
  • 7/19 Denver – Science Lounge: Volcanoes. Crack open the crust of this explosive night to discover the fiery fury of volcano science. Watch a full-dome volcano show in the planetarium, then see amazing stuff from the geology collections. Cool off with a “gin and tectonic,” or heat it up with new knowledge of lava, ash, and more. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 7/19-20 Crested Butte – Crested Butte Wildflowers & Reflections. Join Colorado’s premier landscape photographer, John Fielder, in the wildflower capital of Colorado on a 2-day workshop. Long summer days afford ample opportunity to travel the backroads and explore remote field locations with John. Let him lead you into his colorful world of vast wildflower fields in his favorite – and most secret – places. John Fielder
  • 7/21 Nederland – Butterflies and Other Flying Creatures. Volunteer naturalist Jan Chu and others will lead this slow-paced 2-mile hike along trails and meadows in search of mid-summer butterflies, birds, and other flying insects. We’ll talk about butterfly behavior and life cycles, and learn some tips on identification. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • 7/21 Littleton – The Monthly Naturalist. Our monthly hike with a naturalist to learn about the unique habitats, birds, and other roaming critters special to Jefferson County Open Spaces. This session is at Deer Creek Canyon Park. Adults only. Jeffco Open Spaces
  • 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
  • 7/21 Colorado Springs – 7 Bridges, 7 Meditations Hike. Join Meral Cooper, Sierra Club Outings Leader in an inner and outer journey to connect with nature and yourself. At each bridge at North Cheyenne Canyon’s 7 bridges trail, we will explore a ‘chakra’ or energy center of our physical body and how that relates to the Earth. Sierra Club
  • 7/21 Boulder County – Wildflower and Weeds Walk. Take a summer wildflower walk and stop along the way to learn how to identify common flowers along with some of our more common invasive species. 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.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
  • 7/21 Empire – Butler Gulch Wildflower Hike. Who knew such a lovely wildflower hike was tucked into the high country of Clear Creek? Butler Gulch is about 4.8 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 1,600 feet. Forest opens into a huge, flower-filled expanse. We top out just shy of 12,000 feet at some old, rusty mining equipment. This is a moderate hike. Sierra Club
  • 7/21-22 Crested Butte – Crested Butte Wildflowers & Reflections. Join Colorado’s premier landscape photographer, John Fielder, in the wildflower capital of Colorado on a 2-day workshop. Long summer days afford ample opportunity to travel the backroads and explore remote field locations with John. Let him lead you into his colorful world of vast wildflower fields in his favorite – and most secret – places. John Fielder
  • 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
  • 7/24 Denver – Join Colorado Carbon Fund for The Green Industry Affair. Join outdoor retailers and enthusiasts, the cannabis industry, and conservationists in coming together to celebrate and support the preservation of Colorado’s environment. After all, the state’s natural beauty is what truly makes it home. Colorado Carbon Fund
  • 7/25 Boulder – Bat Chat & Hike – A Wednesdays in the Wild event. Christine Avena, RMW and 100 Women for the Wild member and bat biologist, will lead us on a bat hike, Christine studies the White Nose Syndrome disease in bats and is a PhD candidate of CU Boulder. Christine will start the evening with a chat about bat ecology and behavior, followed by a short hike at dusk to watch the bats as they get active! The trailhead is located close to street parking – since it’s a school night, you may come and go as you please – the bats won’t start getting active until about 8:15, with full blown activity around 9 or even 10! Participants have the opportunity to go home with their own bat house for a small donation! Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 7/25 Everywhere – Join Wildlands Network for a webinar on their road ecology efforts. Our greatest tool in the fight to ensure a sustainable future for this iconic species is an informed and active supporter base made up of people like YOU! Please join Ron Sutherland, WN Conservation Scientist, and Emily Blanchard, WN Wildlife Conservationist, on July 25 at 9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT for an in-depth discussion of our elk and road ecology project. Wildlands Network
  • 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
  • 7/28 Dillon – Wildflowers and Wilderness Hike. On July 28 at 10:00 AM, The Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club and Conservation Colorado will cohost a hike at Upper Straight Creek. Karn Stiegelmeier will be talking about the wildflowers we will see in the area. Andy Massell, Outings Chairman the Headwaters will be coordinating the hike. Josh Kuhn of Conservation Colorado will be talking about the proposed Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act and the nearby Ptarmigan Wilderness expansions. Sierra Club
  • 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
  • 7/31 Denver – Join Rocky Mountain Wild and The Wilderness Society at Patagonia Denver for the Public Lands Defense Workshop! RMW and The Wilderness Society have teamed up for an evening of activism as we unveil our Oil and Gas Toolkit for Grassroots Activists. Learn what it is, how you can use it, and make comments on the spot to protect greater sage-grouse from oil and gas leasing. #SaveGrouse. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 7/31 Denver – Nerd Night: can batteries get us to a clean energy future? Grab a beer and join us for July’s Nerd Night at Blue Moon Brewing Company! We’ll be taking a deep dive into battery storage technology and how it can get us to a renewable energy future. Sierra Club
  • 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
  • 8/5 Denver – The Throwdown: A Charity Cornhole Tournament. The Throwdown is our annual charity cornhole tournament for folks who want to enjoy an afternoon outside tossing bags, while supporting a great local educational non-profit. Whether you’re an expert or you’ve never heard of the game before, it is a great time for all. Cottonwood Institute
  • 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
  • 8/10 Your Senator’s Office – Your senators could be the difference between endangered species surviving or losing protections. Join activists from around the country in taking the Stop Extinction Challenge and show up on August 10th at 3 pm to the office nearest you to speak out to stop extinction. Endangered Species Coalition
  • 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
  • 8/16 Denver – Science Lounge: Mindbender Mansion. It’s a night of mystery! Explore the temporary exhibition Mindbender Mansion, a quirky place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges. Put your “deduces up” with a live action whodunit just waiting to be solved. 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
  • 8/18 Morrison – Wild I-70 Tour: An Audio Tour Adventure. Join Rocky Mountain Wild and biologist Paige Singer on a journey to learn about the amazing wildlife and wild places along the (Wild) I-70 Mountain Corridor. We will view the world outside the windshield a bit differently as we travel from Golden to the top of Vail Pass, accompanied by experts (both in person and virtually) who have been studying wildlife along this roadway for years. Along the way, we will listen to stories from the newly released Wild I-70 Audio Tour, get insider tips for seeing wildlife along the roadway, and learn about why wildlife try to cross this road and how we can help them do it safely. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 8/22 Berthoud – ABCs of Bees: A Wednesdays in the Wild event. Join us as we head up to Berthoud to learn the ABCs of bees during the honey harvest at Bee Squared Apiaries! This event is hosted by Beth Conrey, who advocates that ecosystem biodiversity and worldwide food production are connected, anchored by a healthy bee population. Beth is a Ted-X speaker, Vice President of the Boulder County Beekeepers Association, treasurer of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, and co-founder of People and Pollinators Action Network. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 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
  • 8/28 Denver – Fire on the Mountain RMW Giving Day. Everyday is a great day to eat at Fire On the Mountain, but today is extra special. Why? Because today 10% of their daily sales will be donated to Rocky Mountain Wild to help us protect rare and imperiled critters in Colorado! So, take your office to lunch, or come by for happy hour, or plan date night with your sweetie – just get yourself down to Fire on the Mountain for some awesome wings (veggie options available). Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 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
  • 9/8 All Over – Rise for Climate. On September 8, we’re planning thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil fuel world that works for all of us. No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for 100% renewable energy for all. The Action Network
  • 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
  • 9/26 Longmont – Wildlife Rehabilitation Center: A Wednesdays in the Wild event. Have you ever wondered what happens when wildlife is injured? Join us as we take a tour of the Greenwood Wildlife Rehab Center (http://www.greenwoodwildlife.org/), learn about their mission, and explore the many volunteer opportunities available at Greenwood, from animal care to education to fundraising, and everything in between! While you won’t be able to touch or interact directly with the wildlife, you’ll be helping the wildlife we co-exist with in Colorado in a big way! Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 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:

  • 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
  • 7/15 Denver – Training for Wildlife Activists – We continue to see anti-environmental attacks on our critical conservation laws that protect our air, water, lands and wildlife. In just the last year, Congress has launched more than 100 attacks on the Endangered Species Act through bills, amendments and riders designed to weaken or gut this cornerstone conservation law. Join Defenders to learn more about the attacks we’re seeing on the Endangered Species Act and what you can do to speak up for our critters that have no voice. Defenders of Wildlife
  • 7/17 Anywhere – Virtual Training for Wildlife Activists – We continue to see anti-environmental attacks on our critical conservation laws that protect our air, water, lands and wildlife. In just the last year, Congress has launched more than 100 attacks on the Endangered Species Act through bills, amendments and riders designed to weaken or gut this cornerstone conservation law. Join Defenders to learn more about the attacks we’re seeing on the Endangered Species Act and what you can do to speak up for our critters that have no voice. Defenders of Wildlife
  • 7/18 Eagle – Public Lands in Peril: an evening discussions with Wilderness Workshop. Public lands define our communities and getting involved in their protection has never been so important; as anti-conservation policies are enacted in Washington, work at the local level is increasingly critical. We’ll provide an overview of the biggest threats to public lands and fundamental environmental protections and then talk about some of our local work advancing conservation: seeking congressional protection for lands in the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act; increasing wildlife connectivity across I-70; and how you can help stop a 32-foot wide paved road being built across public lands and critical wildlife habitat to access the misguided Berlaimont Estates above Edwards. Wilderness Workshop is based in Carbondale but we want to make sure we’re aware of what public lands issues matter to folks in the Eagle and Vail Valleys – so come with your thoughts and questions! Wilderness Workshop
  • 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
  • 7/19-20 Crested Butte – Crested Butte Wildflowers & Reflections. Join Colorado’s premier landscape photographer, John Fielder, in the wildflower capital of Colorado on a 2-day workshop. Long summer days afford ample opportunity to travel the backroads and explore remote field locations with John. Let him lead you into his colorful world of vast wildflower fields in his favorite – and most secret – places. John Fielder
  • 7/21-22 Crested Butte – Crested Butte Wildflowers & Reflections. Join Colorado’s premier landscape photographer, John Fielder, in the wildflower capital of Colorado on a 2-day workshop. Long summer days afford ample opportunity to travel the backroads and explore remote field locations with John. Let him lead you into his colorful world of vast wildflower fields in his favorite – and most secret – places. John Fielder
  • 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
  • 8/28-31 Westminster – Certified Interpretive Guide Course. The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers programs to the public. It combines the theoretical foundations of the interpretation profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to varied audiences. If you work (or would like to work) at tour and cruise companies, parks, zoos, museums, nature centers, aquariums etc. helping visitors connect with our natural or cultural heritage this 32 – hour course is for you! The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) offers a professional certification program to recognize individuals who exhibit knowledge and skills necessary to assure quality interpretive services to all audiences. The goal of the CIG program is to provide consistent, high quality training for staff and volunteers on the basics of presenting interpretive programs. Certification is a way to document that you possess skills and knowledge that allow you to perform effectively in the interpretive profession. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 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
  • 12/11-14 Westminster – Certified Interpretive Guide Course. The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers programs to the public. It combines the theoretical foundations of the interpretation profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to varied audiences. If you work (or would like to work) at tour and cruise companies, parks, zoos, museums, nature centers, aquariums etc. helping visitors connect with our natural or cultural heritage this 32 – hour course is for you! The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) offers a professional certification program to recognize individuals who exhibit knowledge and skills necessary to assure quality interpretive services to all audiences. The goal of the CIG program is to provide consistent, high quality training for staff and volunteers on the basics of presenting interpretive programs. Certification is a way to document that you possess skills and knowledge that allow you to perform effectively in the interpretive profession. Butterfly Pavilion

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:

  • 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
  • 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 16. Conservation Colorado
  • Conservation Colorado is seeking a Front Range Field Organizer. This person will actively seek out and cultivate relationships with members of the public and partner groups to achieve conservation wins in Colorado on primarily climate and energy issues, as well as public lands protections and water issues. Applications due July 31. Conservation Colorado
  • Western Organization of Resource Councils is seeking a Communications Director for the Billings, MT location. The Communications Director will work with WORC’s staff team to plan and execute focused, effective, and comprehensive communications strategies to support and extend WORC’s influence, media coverage and online presence, and to help WORC’s member groups develop and execute effective communications strategies. Applications due August 10. Western Organization of Resource Councils
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking a Youth in Parks Intern. This is an internship focused on 21-25 year olds who want a career in Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The internship will focus on the Ranger career path of Colorado State Parks. The intern will be exposed to several other careers within CPW. The main duties will be an unarmed law enforcement position that enforces park laws and regulations. Applications due August 31. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • The Western Organization of Resource Councils is seeking an experienced Regional Organizer in Billings, Montana. The regional organizer position is designed to work with WORC’s leadership and staff teams to plan and execute focused, effective and comprehensive regional campaigns. WORC’s regional organizers work on a variety of issues. We are currently looking for an organizer with experience working on oil and gas issues. Position open until filled. The target date for work to begin is September 3. Western Organization of Resource Councils
  • 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
  • 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:

  • 7/14 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
  • 7/21 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
  • 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
  • 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 Conservation Colorado to help elect Jared Polis and other conservation champions. Conservation Colorado
  • 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 – 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 Sierra Club and protect Chaco Canyon from oil and gas leasing. Comments due July 20. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell Congress no slashing wildlife protections on Interior funding bill. Comments due July 20. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the Fish and Wildlife Service that you oppose the proposed 10(j) Rule for the wild red wold population in Eastern North Carolina. Comments due July 30. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Red Wolf Coalition and protect wild red wolves. Comments are due July 30. Red Wolf Coalition
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and take action for red wolves. Comments are due July 30. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts and save historic sage-grouse habitat conservation plans. Comments due August 2. The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with Audubon and tell the Colorado BLM not to weaken sage-grouse conservation plans. Comments due August 2. Audubon
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Comments due September 30. League of Conservation Voters

New actions since last week:

  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and stop Trump’s takeover of the Supreme Court. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and defend funding for public lands. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and protect our national monuments. NRDC
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Wall Street CEO Marc Lasry to invest in clean energy on the Navajo Nation, not failing coal. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Congress to stop Trump’s dirty, dangerous offshore drilling assault. NRDC
  • Take action with National Parks Conservation Association and speak up to defend science, clean air, and clean water. National Parks Conservation Association
  • Take action with Animal Welfare Institute and ask your Rep to oppose attacks on wildlife in the funding bill. Animal Welfare Institute
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and stop the attacks on science. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and speak up for wildlife and waters on Bitterroot National Forest. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and save red wolves from extinction. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative to stop Scott Pruitt’s toxic legacy. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and stop Trump from weakening one of our bedrock environmental laws. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Carnival to stop polluting the Arctic. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to fully fund environmental programs for healthy communities. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Audubon and protect America’s common-sense land and water conservation legacy. Audubon
  • Take action with National Parks Conservation Association and use your voice to protect bears and wolves from extreme hunting in Alaska’s national preserves. NPCA
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and keep cats, birds, and people safe and healthy. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and demand that Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler change course and fulfill the EPA’s mission to protect the American people, not polluters. NRDC
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress: don’t confirm Pruitt 2.0. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and speak out for NEPA protections. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and urge Senators Gardner and Bennet to vote against Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with #SaveSCOTUS and demand our Senators protect our environment and democracy from the extremist SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. #SaveSCOTUS
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and stop the sneak attack on Endangered Species. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and stop Trump’s takeover of the Supreme Court. League of Conservation Voters

Older (but still relevant) actions:

  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and don’t let Congress sacrifice the sage-grouse to benefit special interests. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and oppose President Trump’s anti-environment judicial nominees. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative: don’t gut the Endangered Species Act. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with the National Wildlife Federation and tell the EPA to reverse course. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Department of the Interior not to declare open season on the 30 wild red wolves in the world. Friends of the Earth 
  • Take action with Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition and tell the EPA to fight climate change with cleaner cars. SEEC PAC
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and protect Colorado’s North Fork from drilling. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and stop Trump from weakening one of our bedrock environmental laws – National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and make sure the next EPA administrator works for the public, not corporate polluters. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Mayor Hancock, Denver is ready for 100 by 2030. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative not to scrap basic protections for our oceans. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition PAC and pledge to vote for the environment in 2018. SEEC PAC
  • Take action with Audubon and defend America’s most important bird law on its 100th birthday. Audubon
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and contact your Senators today to demand that they oppose attacks on our food system in the Farm Bill. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and don’t let Big Oil destroy our oceans. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stand up for Alaska’s iconic wildlife. NRDC
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and stand up for the ESA. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stop the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling assault. NRDC
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and don’t let Congress gut the Endangered Species Act. NRDC
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Congress, don’t turn your back on Puerto Rico. NRDC
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators to oppose industrial ocean fish farms in our waterways. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Zinke to stop the assault on wildlife. Don’t let trophy hunters bait wildlife and kill baby animals. Sierra Club
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and tell Congress to vote No on “Drill or Else” bills. The Wilderness Society
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell the Trump administration, no mining at Yellowstone. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell Congress to protect big cats. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and prevent Canada lynx from losing Endangered Species protection. Western Environmental Law Center
  • Take action with Audubon of the Rockies and thank Governor Hickenlooper for supporting Colorado birds. Audubon of the Rockies
  • Take action with Pew Charitable Trusts and thank Senator Michael Bennet for working to protect Southwest Colorado’s most iconic landscapes. Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to volte no to Trump’s border wall. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Sierra Club and sign up to organize against Zinke’s attacks on our lands, air, and waters. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and support strong measures to bring orcas back. Endangered Species Coalition
  • 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 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
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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