Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Erica Visits Sunset Roadless Wilderness Area
Erica visits the Sunset Roadless Wilderness Area and brings Trump to see it

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.

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Events/Opportunities:

  • 10/20 Breckenridge – Join Sierra Club for a free screening of Rocky Mountain Wolf Project’s short film, Big, Not Bad animated short from the Endangered Species Coalition, and Living With Wolves documentary. Films appropriate for all ages. Bring the whole pack and Celebrate National Wolf Awareness Week. Sierra Club
  • 10/21 Colorado Springs – The third Annual Cheyenne Mountain Run will be held on October 21, 2107. All proceeds help build the Dixon Trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain. We are making tremendous progress this summer and only have 1.4 treacherous miles of trail building to finish the trail. This years race will be both a 3M and +/-10M. Get Outdoors Colorado
  • 10/21 Westminster – Eeeekk! Owls, bats, and spiders! Learn about the animals that haunt us on Halloween. Wear your favorite costume and take a guided fall walk at Standley Lake. The walk will end with a pumpkin carving to take home and show off! Get Outdoors Colorado
  • 10/21, 22, 28 & 29 Denver – Join Denver Zoo for the 33rd annual Boo at the Zoo that offers trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations, and more! Denver Zoo
  • 10/22 Buena Vista – Join Sierra Club in exploring Colorado’s newest National Monument, Browns Canyon! Sierra Club
  • 10/22 Lakewood – Join Jefferson County Open Space Nature and History Programs for Education Station: Celebrate Bats. Get in the Halloween Spirit by celebrating the unique characteristics of bats and learn how they keep Jeffco Parks in balance. Jefferson County Open Space Nature and History Programs
  • 10/23 Denver – Love books and coffee? With the renewed threat to our public lands, revisit the classic, Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey at the Fluid Coffee Bar for Denver Sierran Book Club! Sierra Club
  • 10/23 Denver – Join Alliance Center for how to thrive in difficult conversations, right in time for Thanksgiving! A deep conversation with international speaker Jo Berry and learn from her own traumatic past and how she overcame a very personal loss to make the world a better place. Alliance Center
  • 10/24 Denver – Join Sierra Club for Wild Happy Hour – Halloween Edition. Get creative and come for an unforgettable evening inspired by nature for food, drinks, and some wild costumes. This month’s Wild Happy Hour will be one we won’t forget. In honor of Halloween we welcome everyone to come dressed as something inspired by nature. Whether it is a wolf, a tree, a waterfall, or something out of the box we welcome all the creativity in the world. Sierra Club
  • 10/25 Denver – Join The Trust for Public Land for Building a Climate-Smart Denver. Award-winning photographer James Balog and Jim White, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Geological Sciences at The University of Colorado, discuss the effects of global climate change, the impact on life in Colorado, and how local communities can become more resilient and climate-smart in developing green solutions. James Balog’s Chasing Ice photography exhibit will be on display. The Trust for Public Land
  • 10/25 Longmont – Join Boulder County Audubon Society for Birding at Sandstone Ranch and Firestone Gravel Pits with Carl Starace. There can be an amazing variety of raptors present including Bald Eagles, Coopers Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks and Kestrels. The riparian area along Saint Vrain Creek has Wild Turkey, Dark eyed Junco, Downy Woodpeckers and many other passerines. The river and gravel ponds will reward you with Northern Shoveler, Ring necked Duck, American Widgeon, Buffleheads, Hooded Merganser, Gadwall and Ruddy Duck. Boulder County Audubon Society
  • 10/26 Boulder – switch~ is rolling back to Boulder this fall! Join them at eTown Hall, on October 26th for a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing sustainable energy ideas. The concept is similar to TEDx and Ignite, where speakers have just a few minutes to present and inspire the audience about their topic. switch~ is an opportunity for energy change-makers to meet, spread cutting-edge ideas, and network with other Colorado professionals who are driving social change and industry innovation. switch~
  • 10/26 Lakewood – Join Audubon Society of Greater Denver for their Fall Celebration! Learn about their accomplishments and future plans. Then, join author and bird sound expert Nathan Pieplow who will guide you on a journey to decode bird calls, songs, and other sounds. Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • 10/27 Boulder – Boulder County Audubon is delighted to be partnering with the Boulder Ensemble Theater Company for the world premier of the play, Birds of North America by Anna Moench. This production was the WINNER of the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s National Theatre Company Award and is the most recent winner of BETC’s nationally recognized Generations new play competition. BCAS hopes to have many of the area’s birdwatchers in attendance for this special evening. The discount code is “FORTHEBIRDS.” Boulder County Audubon
  • 10/27-29 Palisade – Join Colorado Mountain Club for a two day workshop to celebrate wilderness and wild lands and to learn how you can get involved. Now more than ever, our collective leadership and voice is needed to protect the places we love. It’s time to come together as public land conservation advocates to learn from each other, discuss current campaigns, and brainstorm pathways to effective change. Colorado Mountain Club
  • 10/28 Fort Collins – Join Sierra Club for a hike at Coyote Ridge Natural Area – a scenic and moderate, out and back 7.2 mile ramble in the foothills between Fort Collins and Loveland. Sierra Club
  • 10/28 Longmont – Join Colorado Native Plant Society for Wildscape Ambassador 201 Workshop + Special Presentation by PPAN. Native pollinators, including butterflies, bees, and birds are declining in Colorado and elsewhere in the U.S. largely due to habitat loss. This talk will explore ways that home gardeners can help to reverse this trend by utilizing beautiful, water-saving, native plants that provide essential forage and shelter for wildlife. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 10/30 Golden – Join JeffCo Innovators Workshop for Starting Your Own Business in the Green Energy Industry. JeffCo Innovators Workshop
  • 11/2 Denver – The second annual Pollinator Summit convened by the Colorado Pollinator Network will bring together nationally and regionally recognized pollinator experts to present and discuss strategies for protecting and managing land for pollinators in Colorado. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 11/3 Lakewood – Let the adventure begin by seeing the sun set and the full moon rise under the night sky on the edge of the foothills. 3.5 mile loop hike just above the plains to the east and uninterrupted views of the full moon. Sierra Club
  • 11/6-7 Boulder – Plan to participate in The Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in Boulder, Colorado, for two days with fellow influencers, innovators and leaders in the natural and organic food space, regenerative agriculture movement, soil carbon sequestration community, farmers, investors, local food and civic leaders to work across sectors to build strategies and story-telling that drive adoption of practical, regenerative agriculture methods in our food system. CU’s Sustainability, Energy & Environment Complex
  • 11/7 Boulder – Join City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks for their Gala Celebration at the Boulder Theater. 50 years ago, Boulder residents had a wild idea: They passed the nation’s first “Greenbelts” sales tax that began the funding for City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks – the land you own and support with your taxes! This innovative ballot measure also included funding for city transportation improvements. City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 11/7-8 Denver – The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is pleased to announce the inaugural Clean Energy Means Business – Corporate Summit. COSEIA
  • 11/8 Lafayette – Join volunteer naturalists and learn how to recognize birds of prey – hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls – in the skies above Boulder County. During this slide presentation, you’ll observe and learn how to distinguish between different raptors by identifying field marks, behavior, location, and time of year. You will also learn about the habitat requirements and ecology of these magnificent birds. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 11/8 Denver – Join Denver Zoo Adult Lecture Series for The Watering HOle: Brushes, Brews, and Bison. Paint a piece of art that shares YOUR bison conservation story in our version of the popular “canvas and cocktails” events. Get an inside perspective from Dr. Luis Ramirez, Denver Zoo’s Rocky Mountain Great Plains Director, about the Zoo’s critical role in grassland and bison conservation. Graze on light appetizers and imbibe in a selection of local beers (cash bar) while you paint with a purpose. Denver Zoo
  • 11/11 Longmont – How fast can a turkey run? Do they fly? Did you know that wild turkeys can be found all over the Front Range, including Sandstone Ranch? Come learn all about wild turkeys at this program which includes hands-on crafts and play. Suitable for families and kids of all ages. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 11/14 Boulder – Join UUCB Climate Action Ministry for a free screening of Chasing Coral. Come witness a journey to reveal how the greatest impact of Earth’s changing climate may be hidden beneath in our oceans. Screening will be followed by short presentations on how to take action on climate change by Citizens’ Action Lobby, 350 Colorado, and Sierra Club. UUCB Climate Action Ministry
  • 11/30 Denver – Attend the Annual Colorado Groundwater Issues Conference. This is a 1-day conference for state legislators, local government officials, water managers, regulators, environmental organizations, agriculture, industry and water utility end users and their scientific, engineering and legal advisors. American Ground Water Trust
  • 12/5 Denver – The Sustainable Denver Summit caps a year-long process that engages the community – businesses, non-profits, government agencies and residents – in developing and implementing specific written commitments to action and projects that will help Denver achieve its 2020 Sustainability Goals. Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Citizen Science:

  • 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:

  • Western Energy Project is seeking a Policy Analyst. The Policy Associate provides legal and policy research and writing in support of WEP campaigns, and advises WEP staff on relevant legal and policy issues. The Policy Associate is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the WEP Deputy Director. This position is based in Denver, Colorado. Some travel required. Western Energy Project (Word Doc)
  • The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils is seeking a part-time Bilingual Community Organizer. IORC’s goal is to build a multi-issue, statewide, member-driven nonprofit that organizes people to improve the economic and environmental well-being of their communities. Idaho Organization of Resource Councils
  • Western Energy Project is seeking a Campaign Communications and Outreach Associate.The Campaign Communications and Outreach Associate is a two-year fellowship, as a part of the Wyss Fellows Program for developing conservation leaders. As a Wyss Fellow, the Campaign Communications and Outreach Associate will gain experience in a broad range of issues and multiple aspects of conservation advocacy and campaigns. Additionally, the Fellow will participate in an annual weeklong training program. The Campaign Communications and Outreach Associate is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the WEP Campaign Director. This position is located in Denver, CO. Some travel required. Western Energy Project (Word Doc)
  • Wild Bear Nature Center is seeking a part time nature educator for their After School Program. The position entails reviewing programs offered and planning enriching hands-on nature camps utilizing existing materials as well as your own creative resources. Programs are based out of the nature center and outdoors at our property at Mud Lake. Wild Bear Nature Center
  • Defenders of Wildlife is seeking a Vice President, Field Conservation Programs. This senior-level position is responsible for supervising and directing Defenders of Wildlife’s field conservation programs and its field staff located in regional and field offices nationwide.  Defenders’ field conservation program focuses on developing innovative management, science, and policy strategies to conserve and restore species of conservation concern, particularly imperiled species, and the habitats upon which they depend. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Denver Water’s External Affairs Division/Environmental Planning Section is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist as a Watershed Scientist.The key goals include preserving high water quality for drinking water supplies, well-functioning forest health and ecological systems, and cooperative partnerships with numerous stakeholders and groups interested in watersheds and source water protection. Deadline for application is October 24. Denver Water
  • The Public Interest Network is seeking a Partnership Outreach Director. Represent The Public Interest Network and our organizations, including Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and Fair Share, among community members, thought leaders, and philanthropists in Aspen, Colorado. The Partnership Outreach Director will deepen our relationships and cultivate new partnerships among community members, thought leaders, and philanthropists in Aspen, Colorado, and fundraise for our groups and campaigns. The Partnership Outreach Director will also run the events programming at Explore Booksellers, Aspen’s beloved independent bookstore for more than 40 years, recently acquired by Public Interest Network groups, including hosting engaging political, business, literary, and community-inspired events on a regular basis. Experience in community relations, event planning, and fundraising preferred. The Public Interest Network
  • The City of Boulder is seeking a Ranger Naturalist I. The Ranger Naturalist will perform ranger patrol, code enforcement, visitor education and outreach, resource protection, and naturalist interpretive tasks on Open Space and Mountain Parks properties; perform and deliver environmental education and interpretive programs to support public education and outreach activities of the Open Space and Mountain Parks Department; perform natural resource preservation and protection tasks on Open Space and Mountain Parks properties; assist with facilities maintenance on Open Space and Mountain Parks properties. City of Boulder
  • Colorado State Forest Service is seeking a Social/Biology/Physical Science Information Program Manager. The Social/Biological/Physical Science Information Program Manager will be responsible for administration of a budget ranging from $750,000 to $1 million (spanning multiple years of funding), data management for multi-disciplinary information and geospatial applications.  They will coordinate the conversion of geospatial information, remote sensing imagery, and other science based data sources into GIS databases. They are responsible for the organization and maintenance of resource information, facilitating analysis across multiple science based disciplines including but not limited to silviculture, water, wildlife, and wildland fire. Colorado State Forest Service
  • The Institute for Environmental Solutions is seeking part-time, unpaid graduate intern positions (5-20 hours/week) based in Denver with a flexible schedule. IES is seeking enthusiastic graduate students to join one of our two project teams: The Tree Project or the Chemical Footprint Project. The Tree Project’s mission is to improve Colorado cities using tree science; restore natural systems and urban green infrastructure; and educate children and adults to become environmental stewards. The Chemical Footprint Project seeks to reduce chemical footprints to improve water quality and human and environmental health. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Solutions@i4es.org. Include why you are interested in this position and your availability in Denver. The Institute for Environmental Solutions
  • Northern Plains Resource Council is seeking an Communications Director in Billings, MT. Specific duties include that our work is well-covered in print and broadcast news, write press releases and other outreach materials, prep member spokespersons, advance our work on newspaper editorial pates, etc. Northern Plains Resource Council
  • Northern Plains Resource Council is seeking an Communications Assistant in Billings, MT. Specific duties include design and layout of posters, postcards, brochures, newspapers, etc, organizational email lead, manage the northernplains.org website, pull lists/reports for mailing and emails, etc. Northern Plains Resource Council
  • Environment America seeks a Conservation Program Director to lead a team of advocates, campaigners, and organizers in campaigns to protect our open spaces. The Conservation Program Director will be responsible for advocacy, campaign strategy development, media outreach, program and policy development, building the community, mobilizing the public, fundraising, and recruiting and developing staff. Located in Boston, Washington DC or Denver with frequent travel. Environment America
  • Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana is seeking an Extension Agent – Natural Resources. This non-tenure-position’s primary foci includes wildland/urban interface with a wildland fire mitigation emphasis, non-commercial private land forest management education, small acreage management, aquatic invasive species collaborative efforts, and citizen wetland monitoring education. Screening of applications begins September 25 and continues until a suitable candidate is selected. Montana State University
  • The Mountain Area Land Trust is seeking a part-time Land and Water Conservation Director. Position open until filled. Mountain Area Land Trust
  • Northern Plains Resource Council is seeking an Experienced Organizer in Billings, MT. Specific duties include plan, coordinate, and implement strategy on issue campaigns; conduct research and manage contract researchers or professional services; etc. Northern Plains Resource Council
  • The Wilderness Society is hiring a Public Lands Outreach Coordinator in Denver. The Outreach Coordinator’s responsibilities will involve implementing campaigns that bring together local constituencies with the legal, policy, and communications expertise as well as developing other resources on which local campaigns can draw. Success requires collaborative work with organizations and individuals regionally and nationally. The Wilderness Society
  • Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter is looking for people for the following unpaid internships: Web Design, Filmmaker, Storyteller, Event and Outreach, Administrative and Communications, Social Media and Digital Content, Press and Media. Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter

Volunteer Positions:

  • Now-10/25 – Volunteer with Horticultural Art Society at the Heritage Garden. Join the HAS Gardener and others on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am – Noon (work any two hours or less in this time frame) starting in April to help in the Demonstration garden. Join the HAS Gardener and others on Wednesday mornings for any two hours or less from 9:00am to Noon, to help in the Heritage Garden. Horticultural Art Society
  • Now-10/29 – Volunteer for Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms in their Corn Maze! Volunteers are needed to take admission tickets, help check wristbands, facilitate fun family activities, and more. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 10/21 – Volunteer with Wildland Restoration Volunteers for Boulder Creek Restoration – White Rocks. We’re headed back to Boulder Creek, near the majestic White Rocks, to help restore habitat for eagles, red-tailed hawks, Northern Leopard Frog, and the Preble’s Meadow jumping mouse. Following the removal of non-native crack willow that unnaturally shade out the under story, we’ll plant a wide variety of native trees and shrubs, which provide habitat for wildlife. Wildland Restoration Volunteers
  • 10/21 – Volunteer with Groundwork Denver for a Bear Creek Tree Planting Day. Come and help Groundwork Denver plant 75 to 100 trees next to Bear Creek! We will also be fencing our newly planted trees off to protect them from beavers. Groundwork Denver
  • 10/21 – Volunteer with Boulder County Parks & Open Space for a fall forestry project. On September 6th, 2010, a human caused wildfire occurred in the Fourmile Canyon area of Boulder County which, over the course of a one-week period, burned 6,181 acres of forest land and destroyed 169 residences. Since that time, significant efforts have been made by private and public landowners to both mitigate post fire impacts and speed up recovery of burned areas. In 2013 volunteers planted 1750 ponderosa pine seedlings at the top of a severely burned drainage in order to augment and enhance tree recovery. This year we will be removing plastic caging from trees, re-staking trees, and removing planting materials from the worksite. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 10/21 – Volunteer for the Fox Meadow Trail Restoration at Barr Lake State Park. Volunteers ages 8 and up will help restore the Fox Meadow Trail along the lake shore. Tasks will include laying down new crusher fines, painting an observation deck and removing invasive species. With this variety of work, there will be something for all ages and skill levels to do! Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
  • 10/21-22 – Volunteer with Wildland Restoration Volunteers for Vedauwoo Road Obliteration. This is a unique project located in Southern WYOMING! Come spend your weekend among the beautiful rocky outcrops of the Vedauwoo Recreation Area and re-vegetating closed roads in the Pole Mountain National Forest. Wildland Restoration Volunteers
  • 10/25-26 – Volunteer with Denver Botanic Gardens for Glow at the Gardens. Glow at the Gardens lights up the night with hundreds of glowing jack-o’-lanterns and pumpkin displays. Volunteers assist with setup of festive decorations, supervising activities, selling merchandise and welcoming guests. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 10/28 – Volunteer with Wildland Restoration Volunteers for Tool Fest – Fort Collins. Volunteers are invited to celebrate a great season of restoration and put the tools you used to bed for the winter. There is a job for everyone: cleaning, sharpening, painting, applying protective oils, and re-organizing the tool shed to get ready for next years’ project season. Word on the street is Tool Fest is a blast! Wildland Restoration Volunteers
  • 10/28 – Volunteer with Wildland Restoration Volunteers for St. Vrain Creek Tamarisk Removal – Longmont. Tamarisk (aka Salt Cedar) grows aggressively, choking out native vegetation. In the aftermath of the Sep 13 flood, many thousands of tamarisk have germinated along St Vrain Creek, east of Longmont. These tamarisk seedlings are intermixed with a lot of cottonwoods, willows and other native seedlings that are naturally growing in response to the flood. Wildland Restoration Volunteers
  • 10/28 – Volunteer with Wildland Restoration Volunteers for OSMP Seed Collection. Volunteers will help increase the availability of native seed by hand collecting a variety of species, including mostly grasses, sedges, and some wildflowers and other forbs. Local botanists will be working on site and will provide identification of wildflowers and other native plants during the project. Wildland Restoration Volunteers
  • 10/28 – Volunteer for OcTOOLberfest – VOC Tool Maintenance. Spending a bit of time to winterize tools in the fall has big payoffs in the spring! To ensure our tools are in great shape for the start of next season, we need 50 volunteers to clean, sharpen, paint and repair our tools, as well as to clean and organize the VOC Operations Center. As with previous OcTOOLberfest sessions, the event will also include a fun potluck to help everyone keep their energy up! Volunteers with last names starting with A – H, please bring an appetizer. Volunteers with last names starting with I – O, please bring an entree. Everyone else, please bring a dessert. Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Boulder Country Parks and Open Space as a Naturalist. The training prepares you to lead nature hikes, present slide programs and provide hands-on natural history experiences to residents of all ages. Topics range from wildlife and plants to local ecology and geology. You’ll also learn about interpretive techniques and resources. Application deadline is November 10 or until the class is filled. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • 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):

  • URGENT: Take action with The Humane Society and speak up for animals by submitting a comment to the USDA and asking them to require puppy mills, roadside zoos, and circuses to lose their licenses if they violate the Animal Welfare Act’s minimum standards. Comments due by October 23. The Humane Society

New actions since last week:

  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and speak out for spotted owls and communities at risk from megafires. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Audubon and ask your US Senators to stand up for the Arctic Refuge in the coming weeks and months. Audubon
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and defend Bears Ears from fracking. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Sierra Club and submit a public comments against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and tell Representative Scott Tipton to protect our public lands. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative to defend our environmental protections. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Earthjustice and ask the EPA not to repeal the Clean Power Plan. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and thank Senator Bennet for standing for sage grouse conservation. Endangered Species Coalition

Older (but still relevant) actions:

  • 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 Sierra Club and stop Trump EPA’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Sierra Club
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and speak out for all wildlife by telling the Environmental Protection Agency not to repeal the Clean Power Plan. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell the Department of the Interior to continue the Every Kid in a Park program, which makes it easier for kids and families across the US to access our National Parks and public lands. Sierra Club
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund speak out to keep protections against dangerous oil and gas methane waste on public lands in place. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Sierra Club and ask Governor Hickenlooper to claim Colorado’s funding for supporting electric vehicles, not more dirty fossil fuels, and to prioritize funds in communities hit hardest by air pollution. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Congress they’ll face massive opposition from you and thousands of others if they cut funding for the ENERGY STAR™ program. NRDC
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and demand the BLM leave the methane rule alone. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Take action with Sierra Club and the Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate and ask Xcel to retire Colorado’s coal plants. Sierra Club
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and tell the BLM not to sell off more parcels in Greater Chaco while there aren’t proper protections in place. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell congress not to gut our environmental protections n the budget plan. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to say no to drilling in the Arctic Refuge. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell President Trump and Congress to get a special aid bill passed for the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands now. NRDC
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell your Senators and Representatives to keep the “public” in public lands. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell Congress to oppose any attempt to roll out the red carpet for Big Oil and devastate the Arctic Refuge and the species that call it home. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to direct aid to Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other communities devastated by Hurricane Maria. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Sierra Club and demand Secretary Zinke and Administrator Pruitt resign. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Administrator Pruitt that you support strong clean car standards and will fight back against any efforts to reverse them. NRDC
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and tell your Representative to support the integrity of the ESA and to maintain strong US leadership in the fight to combat wildlife crime and conserve some of the world’s most iconic species. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress the last thing we need is a dangerous and divisive border wall. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and speak out against the Trump Administration plans to auction off lands for fracking. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell President Trump, Administrator Pruitt, and Acting Region 10 Administrator Pirzadeh not to turn Alaskan Wilderness into Wasteland. NRDC
  • Take action with Earthjustice and tell the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission that you support strong statewide standards for the oil and gas industry. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators to say no to drilling in the Arctic. Friends of the Earth
  • 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 Conservation Colorado and tell Colorado legislators that they must act on climate in 2018. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell your representative to oppose the SHARE Act (HR 3668). International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with Wildlands Network and urge Congress to vote no on border wall funding. Wildlands Network
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell your Senators and Representative not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. NRDC
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and tell your legislator to conserve Colorado’s rivers and protect our water resources for future generations. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and email or call Representative Scott Tipton and Senator Cory Gardner and tell them to vote no on the Federal Lands Freedom Act of 2017. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and email or call Representative Scott Tipton and tell him to vote no on The Planning for American Energy Act of 2017. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and email or call Representative Scott Tipton and tell him to vote no on the State Mineral Revenue Protection Act of 2017. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and speak out for legislation that supports natural infrastructure to better protect communities and wildlife during hurricanes and floods and funds agencies and programs that help us understand and reduce flooding risks and better protect people, property, and wildlife. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Audubon and write the Water Resources Review Committee and tell them to support a balanced water future that prioritizes actions to help keep Colorado’s rivers and streams healthy. Audubon
  • Take action with American Rivers and tell the Interim Water Resources Review Committee that a reliable supply of clean, safe drinking water and flowing rivers is important to you. And ask that they prioritize smart conservation and diligent investment in implementing the Colorado State Water Plan. American Rivers
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative not to give away Utah’s Red Cliffs Conservation Area to the fossil fuel industry. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell your Senators to stand up to President Trump’s pick to run the EPA’s clean air office – Bill Wehrum, a corporate attorney for coal, oil, gas, and chemical conglomerates who believes in shredding federal safeguards for air pollution. NRDC
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and thank Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich for speaking out in support of our national monuments and opposing any attempt by President Trump to gut our national public lands heritage. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Sierra Club and sign on/take the survey to Denver’s 80 x 50 climate plan which states that Denver needs to get 100% of its energy from clean, renewable sources by 2030. Sierra Club
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and Tweet President Trump and tell him to keep protections in place for wildlife and vital habitats across our wild national monuments. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and urge President Trump to reject any recommendations that shrink or remove national monument safeguards for wildlife habitat. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative not to let big oil destroy our wild places. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to protect our public lands and keep it public. Sierra Club
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and call your Senator to tell them to defend our national monuments and public lands in the halls of Congress. The Wilderness Society
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Administrator Pruitt not to halt the implementation of critical protections for western water. Comment period ends on October 16. NRDC
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that the public deserves to be heard on the building of a wall through crucial wildlife habitat. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and urge the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to allocate money from the Volkswagen lawsuit for cleaner transportation in Colorado. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to prioritize hurricane relief aid for the communities that need it the most. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and tell Trump and Pruitt to keep Obama-era clean car standards in place. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt now is the time to talk about climate change, so we help prevent future disasters for people and wildlife. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with ProgressNow and tell your Senators to let the public be included in the Secretary Zinke’s public lands review before any policy changes are enacted. ProgressNow ArizonaProgressNow Colorado, ProgressNow Montana, ProgressNow NevadaProgressNow New Mexico, ProgressNow Wyoming
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and tell House leaders that cutting EPA funding is dangerous! League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to spend the VW settlement money on clean, electric vehicle investments and not on more fossil fuels. Sierra Club
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor the Save Our Seas Act. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with NRDC and tell your senators to stand strong against Trump’s disastrous funding cuts. NRDC
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth to tell your Representative to co-sponsor the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with One Green Planet to help stop a new bill that will eliminate protections for endangered species outside of US territory. One Green Planet
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and sign the petition to speak out against Trump’s and Zinke’s plans to liquidate our public lands for fracking. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Sierra Club tell Secretary Zinke to implement the Bureau of Land Management fracking rule now. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and ask Representative Scott Tipton and Senator Cory Gardner to protect our National Forest and public lands from excessive logging and keep the environmental review process intact and transparent. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and add your voice to help fight for hurricane and flood-prevention legislation that puts a high priority on developing natural defenses and green infrastructure to help both communities and wildlife during devastating floods. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell the Senate to direct dollars to streams on our National Forests. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative to stop Paul Ryan from gutting the EPA. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell your members of Congress to pass a clean funding bill, without dirty riders that line the pockets of polluters and put the health of our communities at risk. Sierra Club
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and take the pledge to say “I’m With Science.” The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell your Representatives to vote against any anti-wildlife riders on the budget bill. The bill also includes a 17% cut to the budget that protects new species under the ESA. Urge your representatives to stand up for the ESA and the imperiled species that depend on it for their continued survival. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative to stop Speaker of the House Paul Ryan from gutting the EPA. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and tell Trump and Interior Secretary Zinke that grizzly bear trophy hunting outside of Yellowstone is unacceptable. Western Environmental Law Center
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to stand strong and block Secretary Zinke’s shrinking of our national monuments. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Trust for Public Land and tell President Trump to ignore Secretary Zinke’s illegitimate national monument review and uphold protections for these beautiful places. Trust for Public Land
  • Take action with Earthjustice and tell your Senator that you oppose the nomination of Sam Clovis, a climate science denier with no background in science as Chief Scientist at the USDA. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Sierra Club and ask the Fish and Wildlife Service to use the best available science to update the Mexican Wolf Draft Recovery Plan. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council to tell President Trump to release the climate denial report without interference or delay. NRDC
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell PepsiCo to cut ties with conflict palm oil in Indonesia. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and demand a moratorium on oil and gas drilling in Greater Chaco until proper protections are in place. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell Congress that you support the Endangered Species Act and oppose any efforts to weaken it. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and speak out now and help protect Bristol Bay and the Cook Inlet Beluga Whales. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action wth Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative to oppose the new NAFTA. Trump’s NAFTA plan would make it easier for chemical companies, the pesticide industry, and other corporate giants to harm public health while making even bigger profits. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stop the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling assault. NRDC
  • Take action with American Rivers and tell the EPA we need to strengthen, not weaken safeguards for clean water. American Rivers
  • Take action with Earthjustice and protect the Clean Water Rule from attack. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and speak out against the negligent Mexican gray wolf draft recovery plan. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Kroger to stop stocking products made using bee-killing pesticides. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators to vote no on the “Smoggy Skies Act,” an effort to delay a rule reducing pollution from smokestacks and tailpipes. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and defend our public lands from Trump fracking giveaways. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the Forest Service not to sell out and sell off the Tongass. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and email or call Representative Tipton and tell him to abandon his support for the 2017 Resilient Federal Forests Act and vote against it. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and protect our kids from fracking pollution. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Scott Pruitt to keep his hands off our water and not undo the Clean Water Rule. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Sierra Club and ask Denver Air Quality Commission to reject Suncor’s request to increase toxic pollution. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and tell Suncor to clean up its act. Submit a public comment and help protect Coloradans from air pollution. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your representative to protect bees by cosponsoring the Saving America’s Pollinator Act. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Earthjustice and tell Suncor to reduce its air pollution and prevent toxic chemical releases that threaten health and safety. Earthjustice
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians to save 57,000 acres proposed for fracking next to Bears Ears National Monument. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Center for Biological Diversity and contact your representatives in Congress to demand that they protect America’s wolves and keep their Endangered Species Act protections intact. Center for Biological Diversity
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators to stop the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017 that would increase fracking, allow easier approval for dirty oil and gas pipelines, and exempt dams for hydro power from environmental laws. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration not oil drilling in whale habitats! Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and urge your Representative and Senators to say no to the released 2018 budget that would pave the way to authorizing oil and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Wilderness Society
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell your senators and representative to support critical legislation to fight Trump’s assault on our coats and permanently protect the Arctic and Atlantic, and all American coastal waters, from drilling. NRDC
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and urge your representative to oppose the House Budget Resolution which paves the way for drilling in the Arctic Refuge. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth to tell Senator Schumer to reject Trump’s plan for renegotiating NAFTA and push for a trade deal that is good for people and the planet, not Big Ag and Big Oil. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and urge your members of Congress to protect our existing and future national parks and monuments. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Audubon and send your public comments to oppose the proposed repeal of the Clean Water Rule. Audubon
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell the administration that you are outraged by this latest attack on our nation’s cherished ocean places – and to stop rolling back protections on marine monuments and sanctuaries before it’s too late. NRDC
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell your Representative and Senators to co-sponsor and pass the Every Kid Outdoors Act that would help break down some of the barriers to spending time in nature by ensuring all fourth graders and their families have access to our nation’s public lands, waters, and shores. Sierra Club
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell your Senators to vote no on the Sportsmen’s Bill to protect all wildlife and the integrity of the Endangered Species Act. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Ocean Conservancy and tell the Secretary of the Interior not to open new areas of the ocean to risky offshore drilling. Ocean Conservancy
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and add your voice to support keeping sensible clean water protections in place for otters. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition to contact your senators and tell them you oppose S. 1514 – a law that would drastically weaken the Endangered Species Act by allowing politicians to substitute their judgements for that of scientists working in the field. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Mayor Hancock that Denver is ready for 100% clean, renewable energy! Sierra Club
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the administration to stop putting the interests of the oil and gas industry above those of the American people, of precious marine wildlife populations, and of a healthy and clean ocean environment. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Earthjustice and tell lawmakers in Congress to defeat the so-called “Resilient Federal Forest Act of 2017” that would be sell our public lands while giving handouts to the logging industry. Earthjustice
  • Take action with World Wildlife Federation to tell Administrator Pruitt and Acting Region 10 Administrator Pirzadeh to protect Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine. World Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and urge your members of Congress to support S. 793 and H.R. 1456, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017, and put an end to the US commercial shark fin trade. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with EarthJustice to urge your Congressperson to co-sponsor legislation that keeps our oceans off-limits to offshore drilling. EarthJustice
  • Take action with EarthJustice to tell Pruitt and Acting Regional Administrator Pirzadeh to stop the largest open-pit mine in North America from being built. EarthJustice
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell your senators to oppose Senator Barrasso’s bill and all efforts to rewrite the ESA. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Audubon and write to your members of Congress to urge them to keep the Arctic Refuge out of the budget process. Audubon
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and speak out to show the world that Americans don’t want to see more coal mining at the expense of our climate. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and sign the petition to urge the Colorado Water Conservation Board to stop diverting water from West Slope rivers. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and urge your Senator to establish more sustainable funding for our state parks. Conservation Colorado
  • 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 with Sierra Club and ask your mayor to support a 100% clean, renewable energy future and add their name to the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy endorsement letter. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association and express your opposition to the Congressional bill to kill Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). COSEIA
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and tell the BLM oil and gas development shouldn’t be prioritized over other uses on public lands like recreation and conservation.Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Sierra Club and message Trump and Secretary Zinke that most Americans oppose their actions on coal. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and ask Senator Cory Gardner to oppose any action to open the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund: stop the loss of national parks, forests, monuments, and wildlife refuges. Tell Congress to back off and change course. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and ask Scott Tipton to vote “no” on HR 232 and HR 1348 to protect our forests and wilderness areas. One bill will allow states to purchase up to two million acres of national forests; the other would undermine the wilderness act. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and ask the BLM and Forest Service to reject North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan and fracking on our public lands. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) you support jaguar recovery efforts wherever there is potential habitat in the US. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition to stop the attack on the Endangered Species Act. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and call Rep Scott Tipton to tell him that transferring law enforcement on public lands to local sheriff’s departments is a bad idea, and will likely result in laws not being enforced. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell the Trump administration that you don’t want your public lands to be handed over to Peabody Energy. Tell Trump that Americans, not coal executives, come first. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Wolf Conservation Center and oppose legislation slated to permanently delist wolves in four states and allow trophy hunting of wolves to resume within the states. Wolf Conservation Center
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to vote no on HJ Res 46 that would roll back the National Park Service’s ability to regulate oil and gas drilling in National Parks. Sierra Club
  • Sign Rocky Mountain Wild’s petition asking the BLM to protect critical habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy to urge Congress to stand up for permanent reauthorization and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund today for bison and all of the species that are critical to our natural spaces. The Nature Conservancy

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