Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

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

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

Stay informed, engaged, and educated!

Events, Conferences, & Opportunities:

  • Now – 1/1/2018 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to host this annual family-friendly Blossoms of Light. This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 12/1-31 Denver – Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo’s campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Denver Zoo
  • 12/8 Albuquerque, NM – Join WildEarth Guardians for some delicious vegan food, a silent auction for last minute holiday shopping, and live entertainment. WildEarth Guardians
  • 12/8 Santa Fe, NM – View Clare Dunne’s latest works of art – wolves, owls, and other creatures in paper cuts. 100% of the proceeds will benefit WildEarth Guardians. Clare specifically chose to benefit WildEarth Guardians. She says “It is my attempt to give back a little to the wilderness and the wild animals that have inspired my art since first moving to New Mexico in 1997.” WildEarth Guardians
  • 12/8 Boulder – Join Rocky Mountain Wolf Project for Pints with a Purpose. Come for their special Wolf Pack Stout and stay for the music of Tim Merkel, also featuring Dieter Bruhn. $1 of every pint of Wolf Pack sold in the month of December will benefit the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project. Rocky Mountain Wolf Project
  • 12/9 Golden – A 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 Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve. Adults only. Jefferson County
  • 12/12 Boulder – Project Pine Cone. Renee will bring her collection of pine cones from around the world and give a talk on the natural history of pines. Everyone will pick up something they didn’t already know about pines in this entertaining presentation full of stories! Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 12/13 Denver – The Sierra Club is hosting its Year-End Summit, an informative reception and fundraiser to support and expand their ongoing conservation activities and celebrate their members and volunteers. Sierra Club
  • 12/13 Denver – Support Cottonwood Institute during Mappy Hour. To participate, just bring some cash (suggested donation $10–$50 depending on what YOU can give) and listen as Cottonwood Institute talks about three of their programs for 2018. Then, we’ll all split into groups, discuss the projects and vote on our favorite one. That project will receive 100% of the cash collected at the door. + Find out about how to become a mentor with Cottonwood Students! Mappy Hour
  • 12/14 Denver – Join Rocky Mountain Wild and other conservation groups for A Conversation About the Past, Present, and Future For Wolves at Tattered Cover on December 14. Nate Blakeslee, author of American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West – the enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. Mike Phillips, the executive director of the Turner Endangered Species Fund and the world’s foremost expert on wolf restoration will discuss the book with Nate, as well as the past, present, and future for wolves. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 12/14 Longmont – Dig deeper in to the science, benefits, and practical applications of farming for soil health at The Soil Revolution: Digging Deeper Conference. Third-generation biotic specialty potato farmer Brendon Rockey of Rockey Farms in Center, Colorado, will deliver the keynote address. Brendon’s approach focuses on supporting flourishing ecosystems. He will be joined by producers from Boulder County, the State of Colorado and the southwestern United States. Other soil health experts from the USDA-NRCS and Colorado State University will share their expertise. Soil Revolution
  • 12/15 Fort Collins – Join Sierra Club for their annual holiday potluck! Bring something to share or just show up! This year local author Laura Pritchett will talk about writing for change. Pritchett is the author of five literary novels and one book of nonfiction. Her work is rooted in the American West and has been significantly influenced by her native Colorado. Both her fiction and nonfiction often focus on issues of ecology, conservation, climate change, and social justice issues. Sierra Club
  • 12/16 Longmont – Join Boulder County Parks & Open Space for the public raptor driving tour. Join volunteer naturalists and learn how to recognize birds of prey. During this slide presentation, you’ll learn 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. Minimum age 10 with accompanying adult. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 12/17 Boulder – Join Women Rising Wild for Darkest Night Wild Woman Hike.This Sunday is our darkest, longest night of the year. We will gather in the evening to observe the sun and dark moon set together in the west then walk into the north for a gentle 2.7 mile hike among coyotes, mice, and owls and watch the stars come alive to our senses. In the safety of our group container and facilitation on this auspicious night we will provoke experience and awareness of a greater depth of being and universal consciousness on the plains. Women Rising Wild
  • 12/20 Grand Junction – Resource Advisory Council meeting for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council. Topics of discussion during the meeting may include presentations from BLM staff on implementation of the approved RMP and travel management plan. Bureau of Land Management
  • 1/8/2018 Delta – Resource Advisory Council meeting for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council. Topics of discussion during the meeting may include presentations from BLM staff on implementation of the approved RMP and travel management plan. Bureau of Land Management
  • 1/9/2018 Boulder  – Conservation of Rare Plants and Communities. Presenter: Jessica Smith, CO Natural Areas Program. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 1/11/2018 Denver – Come kick off your New Year by joining Healthier Colorado for our Advocacy at the Capitol training, Learn how the state legislature works as well as how to hold our elected officials accountable through the power of your own story. After this training, you’ll be ready to use your voice to inspire change!  Join us for the evening. A light dinner will be provided. Healthier Colorado
  • 1/16/2018 Denver – Regenerative Organization Summit. Take your organization’s sustainability agenda to the next level and help lead us to the regenerative future! This conference will offer an advanced sustainability agenda for businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and educational institutions. Our expert speakers will provide a roadmap to transform your organization’s principles, practices, processes and products in ways that create abundance for your people and the planet. Regenerative Development
  • 1/17/2018 Denver – Looking for a resolution you can really keep? Join us on January 17th for an evening with Mayor Michael B. Hancock and city officials to learn more about Denver’s climate goals and what you can do to be a part of the solution. The Alliance Center
  • 1/24/2018 Denver – Join Colorado’s environmental community, outdoor businesses, brands, and athletes in welcoming the Outdoor Retailer Show to Colorado as we share gratitude for the industry’s leadership on public lands and collectively plant a stake in the ground on our shared issues: protecting public lands and wild rivers, and acting on climate. Night Zero (PDF)
  • 1/25/2018 Denver – The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is on tour again, and making a stop at Denver’s Sie FilmCenter on January 25! The evening will include award-winning environmental and outdoor adventure films from around the world that have been selected not only for their great visual stories, but also to inspire and motivate us to continue the cause to keep the Rocky Mountains wild. The films start promptly at 7 pm, but before that, join us for an opening reception from 5:30-7 pm. During the reception, you can speak with some of the filmmakers, and take part in direct actions in our Citizens Action Hub! The Hub will feature a myriad of direct actions you can take from local non-profits. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 2/2/2018 Santa Fe, NM – Join WildEarth Guardians for Mountainfilm on Tour with culturally-rich and visually inspiring films presented by WildEarth Guardians. These program selections are bound to appeal to people from all walks of life who enjoy inspiring imagery combined with thoughtful story-telling. WildEarth Guardians
  • 2/10/2018 Denver -The Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference promotes the inclusion of native plants in our landscaping to benefit pollinators and songbirds, save water, and restore the beauty and health of nature in the places we live, work and play. Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants
  • 3/12-14/2018 Denver – Solar Power Mountain West 2018 offers an exceptional value as the place to network with hundreds of solar protections and learn the latest. With a large expo hall showcasing new products and services and an action-packed program featuring nearly 100 expert speakers, this is your one-stop shop for learning what you need to succeed in the fast-changing solar market. COSEIA
  • 3/16-17/2018 Durango – Coming March 16-17, 2018, Rocky Mountain Wild will team up with San Juan Citizens Alliance for Durango’s stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a program of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. This event features two nights of award-winning adventure, environmental, exploration, and mountain culture films from around the world. Each night will feature different films, so you’ll want to attend both nights! On top of great films, there are opportunities to win gear, gift cards, classes, and epic adventures in the raffle and silent auction. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/9-11/2018 Breckenridge – Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Partners in the Outdoors Conference provides a platform to network, collaborate, and create initiatives that connect coalitions of organizations, agencies, schools, businesses, and communities. At this one-of-a-kind conference, we work together to advance outdoor recreation, education, and conservation. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • 5/13-19/2018 Front Range – Rocky Mountain Wild will host the second Colorado Endangered Species Week, May 13-19, 2018, with the national Endangered Species Day occurring on May 18 and Colorado Public Lands Day occurring on May 19. During this week, Rocky Mountain Wild and our partners will be organizing speakers, films, fundraisers, and other activities along the Front Range, with major events occurring in Boulder and Denver. Rocky Mountain Wild

Trainings, Workshops, & Webinars:

  • 12/8 Boulder Workshop – Advanced Carbon Emissions Planning: Forecasting Emissions Reduction. This Workshop focuses on the second part of Greenhouse Gas Accounting. Once we have a baseline, we need to plan and forecast initiatives to reduce emissions while also taking into account possible growth in emissions over time. Hands on skills building in calculating carbon reductions from various initiatives and forecasting emissions growth from organizational growth will be included. Pre-requisite is Intro to Carbon Emissions Inventory, either the Spring 2017 offering or the workshop in October. ECenter’s Applied Learning Program
  • 12/12 Webinar – Office Hours: Clean Literacy and Energy Awareness Network. Have a question about using CLEAN in your classroom or curriculum? Drop by this open-question forum to get 1-on-1 help using the wide-range of CLEAN climate and energy educational resources and other supporting materials on the CLEAN portal. CU Boulder
  • 5/21 Swan Valley, MT – “Wildlife in the West” is a 9 credit, six week experiential field program in Western Montana. The program immerses students in the complexities of wildlife conservation with attention to policy, ecology, and human community issues. We take a case study approach, focusing on wolves, bull trout, Canada lynx, and grizzly bears to examine the realities of wildlife management in working landscapes. The Crown of the Continent is the perfect classroom for learning about emerging solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, solutions that are relevant across the country and the world. Last date to apply is April 1. Swan Valley Connections
  • 5/22-24 Hamilton, MT – Training in Wildlife Handling & Chemical Immobilization. This class is the most extensive chemical immobilization course in North America and includes hand-on labs with live animals. It has been invaluable to college students, state, federal, and tribal wildlife professionals, zoo caretakers, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians. Wildlife Resources

Citizen Science:

  • Now-1/5/18 – Join Audubon’s 118th Christmas Bird Count! There is a specific methodology to the CBC, and all participants must make arrangements to participate in advance with the circle compiler within an established circle, but anyone can participate. Audubon
  • 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:

  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness is seeking a Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator supports the fundraising success of own growing organization. S/he assists in building donor relationships, developing foundation contacts, and carrying out fundraising events. S/he handles administrative duties related to donor tracking, grant preparation, implementation of planned giving, and other development efforts. Position open until filled. Great Old Broads for Wilderness
  • Walking Mountains Science Center is taking applications for the Foley Graduate Fellowship in Natural Science Education: Natural Science Educator. This position is responsible for serving the organization with a personal commitment to awakening a sense of wonder and inspiring environmental stewardship and sustainability though natural science education. The Natural Science Educator position requires dedication to experiential learning, environmental education, natural science education, and life-long learning. The Natural Science Educator coordinates and teaches natural science programming both in the classroom and in the field during our summer science camps and school field programs. Upon successful completion of all required coursework and responsibilities of the 2 year and 3 month position, Natural Science Educators will earn a Master of Arts Degree in Science Education from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Applications due December 8. Walking Mountains Science Center
  • Wyoming Game and Fish Department are seeking a Wildlife Disease Biologist. Provides wildlife disease diagnostic resources, surveillance, and research assistance to Department employees and other state and federal agencies. This position assists in managing statewide disease surveillance programs for brucellosis, chronic wasting disease (CWD), and other diseases of terrestrial wildlife. Responsible for sample collection, processing and testing using laboratory procedures and equipment, as well as reporting results to sportspersons and agency personnel. Deadline to apply is December 10. Wyoming Game and Fish Department
  • Colorado State University is seeking an Acoustic Ecology Postdoc. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Colorado State University (CSU) and National Park Service (NPS) scientists. The CSU scientists are part of a collaborative research team investigating noise impacts on wildlife. The NPS partners are part of the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division (NSNSD), within the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS) located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The direction of this research position will be crafted to take advantage of the applicant’s expertise, the capabilities of the CSU and NPS science team, and existing NPS datasets. Last date to apply is December 15. Colorado State University
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking 2 Wildlife Technicians to assist with a project assessing avian response to habitat management practices in northeastern Colorado. The work will involve capturing northern bobwhites and attaching radio transmitters, monitoring birds via radio telemetry, sampling vegetation, and conducting songbird point counts. Technicians will work 40 hours/week with early mornings and irregular schedules. Last date to apply is December 22. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • New Mexico State University is seeking a temporary/seasonal Bendire’s Thrasher Research Technician. The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University is seeking 1-2 experienced field technicians for the assistance of a graduate student research project. The focus of the research is to understand the breeding biology and survival of nesting and juvenile Bendire’s Thrasher (Toxostoma bendirei) within its New Mexico range. The objectives of the project are to study the nesting requirements of successful breeding pairs, monitor daily nest survival, fledgling survival and fledgling habitat requirements. Last date to apply is December 30. New Mexico State University
  • Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University has an MS Assistantship on Triploid Walleye Ecology open. The student will participate in a 2-yr study on improving our understanding of the performance of triploid Walleye (Sander vitreus) stocked in reservoirs, to provide information needed to manage Walleye in the western U.S. while protecting sensitive native fish species. Last date to apply is December 31. Colorado State University
  • The Wilderness Society is seeking a Colorado State Director. The Colorado State Director is a senior member of TWS’s five-state Southwest Region team.  The Director oversees the organization’s work in Colorado and is responsible for directing and leading campaigns, developing strategic campaign plans, fundraising, budgeting, and managing staff. The Director also will provide strategic guidance and direction to a larger cross-disciplinary team of staff who contribute to our work in the state.  The position plays a critical role in cultivating and managing relationships with a wide range of key partners and stakeholders, as well as with federal, state, tribal, and local government officials and their staffs, to maintain TWS’s strong and respected presence in Colorado and nationally. The hiring process will begin in January 2018. The Wilderness Society
  • Chicago Botanic Gardens is seeking a Conservation and Land Management Internship Program for the Western US. Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 100-120 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist biologists with our federal (BLM, NPS, FWS, FS, USGS and others) and non-profit partners. Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two. The majority of our internships have a heavy emphasis on botany. Interns assist in a wide variety of projects depending on the needs of their field office. Examples of projects include: collecting seed for restoration and conservation purposes, performing surveys for threatened and endangered species and habitats, and collecting data on species reintroduction and habitat management experiments. Last date to apply is January 15, 2018. Chicago Botanic Gardens
  • Youth Garden Project is seeking a full season farm intern in Utah. Experience an entire growing season at the Youth Garden Project with the 9-month Farm Internship! The Youth Garden Project is a non-profit organization in Moab, UT. Our mission is to cultivate healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table. Farm interns have the opportunity to learn organic gardening techniques and skills while working in a combined production and education garden. Last date to apply is February 28, 2018. Youth Garden Project
  • Youth Garden Project is seeking a Youth Programs Instructor in Utah. The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization in Moab, UT with the mission of cultivating healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table. They are seeking an individual that is interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of educational programs. Last date to apply is February 28, 2018. Youth Garden Project
  • Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking a Mexican Spotted Owl Crew Leader 2 for Arizona and New Mexico. The crew leader 2 will mentor and work alongside up to two interns, oversee the scheduling and logistics of five technicians, interface with Forest Service biologists, and maintain thorough communication with the project manager. In addition, the crew leader 2 will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Last date to apply is March 26. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • Grand Canyon Trust is seeking a Staff Attorney. Most days, you’ll work alongside another litigator in an unassuming, laid-back office in Denver suing powerful institutions to safeguard the wildness and wonders of the Colorado Plateau, like the Grand Canyon. The backbone of the job is problem-solving. Your non-attorney colleagues often wield the law to accomplish their conservation goals. Grand Canyon Trust
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Jefferson County and become a Certified Native Plant Master Volunteer! Take your knowledge to the next level and become a certified Native Plant Master volunteer. As a NPM volunteer, your role is to educate others at your current job or volunteer position. Jefferson County
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Colorado Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign – an initiative calling on mayors, regardless of political parties, from big cities and small towns to support a vision of 100% clean and renewable energy in their cities, towns, and communities, and across the country. Colorado Sierra Club
  • Ongoing – Volunteer for the Keep it Cool campaign – an action to empower people to encourage retailers on Main Streets all across America to close their doors to wasting energy. Sign up with them if you are interested in mobilizing participants and helping them spread the word about efforts in your community. Keep it Cool
  • Ongoing – Join The Wilderness Society’s Stop Wilderness Attacks By Trump (S.W.A.T) Team to get the weekly newsletter, the S.W.A.T. list, get the facts, take action, and spread the word. The Wilderness Society

Actions:

Urgent actions (those will deadlines fast approaching):

  • URGENT: Take action with Sierra Club and tell Senate Democrats to stop the attacks on our environmental protection. Last day to sign on is December 8. Sierra Club
  • URGENT: Take action with Wilderness Workshop and write a letter to the House Committee on Natural Resources and tell them to oppose HR 4558 to stop Congress from codifying Trump’s revocation of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. Must be received by December 13. Wilderness Workshop

New actions since last week:

  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and demand your representatives in Congress oppose all anti-ESA riders in the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bill. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and stop Chaco Culture National Historical Park from being destroyed by the fossil fuel industry. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress that the deal to replace NAFTA must benefit people and the planet, not corporate polluters. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell the EPA to protect our families from dirty diesel trucks. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and tell the BLM not to sell Greater Chaco for oil and gas. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and tell President Trump and Interior Secretary Zinke that you support the original boundaries and designation of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell congress to keep Trump’s hands off our public lands. Sierra Club
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and show Trump that he does not have the public behind him in revoking Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative not to let Trump hand over our public lands to the fossil fuel industry. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Trump’s EPA to stop delaying pollution protections. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Vanguard and BNY Mellon: cut off the money for the Batang Toru dam to protect the newest species of orangutan. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Congress: Don’t sacrifice our environment for big polluter tax cuts. NRDC

Older (but still relevant) actions:

  • Take action with Audubon and stop Congress from opening the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. Audubon
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators to save the EPA. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell President Trump that you oppose any executive action or legislation undermining protections for our wild national monuments. 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 Friends of the Earth and tell the Environmental Protection Agency: don’t destroy the Clean Power Plan. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Audubon and send an urgent letter to your members of Congress asking them to vote against the tax bill that will open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. Audubon
  • Take action with Earthjustice and help keep the ban on toxic chemicals. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Animal Legal Defense Fund and tell the Department of Interior not to form the International Wildlife Conservation Council meant to advise the government on the “benefits” of US citizens traveling to foreign countries to hunt animals. Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and tell Representative Tipton to vote against handing over control of oil and gas development to the states, and limiting public participation. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Natural Resource Defense Council and send a message to Mike Hybl, Nebraska Public Service Commission to let him know that you stand with Nebraska against the Keystone XL. NRDC
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and sign the petition to stop the expansion of military overflights in the Greater Gila Bioregion. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and stop the promotion of trophy hunting. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and sign the petition for Colorado to invest in healthy steams and rivers. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and stop ships from dumping untreated sewage into our fragile marine ecosystems. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell the Department of Interior to keep plans meant to conserve greater sage-grouse and keep sagebrush country intact. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Representative to stop Trump’s new NAFTA. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and tell the US Forest Service that it needs to abide by the best available science and think twice before logging Colorado’s most important lynx habitat. Western Environmental Law Center
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and thank the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission for making Colorado a leader for clean air protections. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Sierra Club and send a message to Congress telling them to reject any budget that allows Arctic drilling. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Ocean Conservancy and say no to dangerous offshore drilling. Ocean Conservancy
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Trump not to price us out of our own parks. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Conservation International and take the pledge to never forget the elephants. Conservation International
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell your members of Congress to oppose any legislative attempt to weaken ESA protections for species affected by pesticides. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and take a stand for the Arctic Refuge and all our cherished wildlife refuges. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Congress not to strip communities’ protections from factory farms. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and urge your members of Congress to send up for polar bears and their young by opposing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell your governor to protect kids & communities from dirty diesel bus emissions with clean electric school buses today. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and tell Administrator Pruitt that you support the Clean Power Plan and our nation’s transition to a renewable energy future. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and demand that your representative reject the SECURE Act – a brazen attack on America’s public lands, coastal waters, and the wildlife and human communities that depend on them. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and add your name to help cut over a quarter of carbon pollution from Colorado’s electric sector. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell the House Natural Resource Committee to protect wales and other marine mammals from big oil. NRDC
  • Take action with Audubon and urge your US Representative to vote no on the Bird-Killer Amendment and the bad energy bill. Audubon
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and call Senator Gardner and tell him to oppose any future legislation to allow oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Cargill to stop supporting companies responsible for conflict palm oil. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with American Rivers and submit a scoping comment asking the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to evaluate the possibility of the proposed mine degrading the Smith River’s water quality and wild trout fishery, and the potential for much of the headwaters of the Smith River to become an industrialized mining zone in the future. American Rivers
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Congress not to hand our wild places over to Big Oil. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and ask the Bureau of Land Management to keep the greater sage-grouse plan as it is and protecting habitat. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and ask Congress to support the Endangered Species Act and increase funding for important bird recovery efforts. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with The National Wildlife Federation and demand Michigan Governor Rick Snyder act to keep the Great Lakes safe. The National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with National Resources Defense Council and tell your Senators to reject Trump’s toxic nominees. NRDC
  • Take action with National Parks Conservation Association and tell the administration to work with Congress to come up with stable, sensible, long-term solutions to address the maintenance backlog – not put the burden on park visitors with massive fee hikes. National Parks Conservation Association
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell your Senator, Michael Dourson, who’s built a career consulting for chemical companies should not be responsible for protecting our children from toxic chemicals. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell FERC to protect customers and not the nuclear and coal industries with bailouts. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell your Senators to demand that President Trump end his assault on our oceans, and all of America’s public lands and waters, before it’s too late. NRDC
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell your Representative to protect marine animals. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to reject the destructive budget proposal and protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Sierra Club
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and sign the pledge: protect the Great Lakes and other waterways from illegally operated pipelines. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and submit your comments to oppose Secretary Zinke’s National Park Service fee increase. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with National Resource Defense Council and tell EPA Administrator Pruitt to protect bees from toxic pesticides and save our food supply. NRDC
  • Take action with Water for Colorado and tell Governor Hickenlooper and Water Board Director Mitchell to implement the Water Plan as soon as possible. Water for Colorado
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell your Representative to oppose HR 2936, one of the most extreme anti-forest bills we’ve seen in decades. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and send a letter to your member of Congress to eliminate water bottles from our National Parks. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and urge your elected officials to support robust funding for programs to protect Canada lynx and other critical species. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and call your Senator an 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 stop the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling assault. NRDC
  • Take action with Sheep Mountain Alliance and add your name in support of their land protection recommendations to the Grand Mesa Uncompahgre Gunnison National Forest revision process. Sheep Mountain Alliance
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell your Senators to stop leasing publicly-owned mineral rights to foreign mining corporations by supporting Senator Tester’s legislation. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to reject efforts to gut the Antiquities Act. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell Interior Secretary Zinke to leave the successful Sage Grouse Initiative intact. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Audubon and tell Secretary Zinke not to dismantle sage-grouse conservation plans. Audubon
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Congress not to price the American people out of our National Parks. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell the Bureau of Land Management not to auction off more than 60,000 acres of public lands in Montana; not to sacrifice our national heritage so oil and gas companies can get rich. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Senate to stop the nomination of Andrew Wheeler – a coal industry lobbyist – to fill the number two spot in the Environmental Protection Agency. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and sign their letter urging the Forest Service to protect quiet winter landscapes so that all Americans are able to enjoy wild places on the Lassen. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Sierra Club and speak out against FERC’s dirty coal and nuclear bailouts. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators to reject Michael Dourson’s confirmation to lead the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Secretary Zinke to protect our health and limit methane pollution. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Senate Republications that you expect them to stand up for our environment. Friends of the Earth
  • 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
  • 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 the League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to say no to drilling in the Arctic Refuge. League of Conservation Voters
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 the League of Conservation Voters and tell House leaders that cutting EPA funding is dangerous! League of Conservation Voters
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 against the negligent Mexican gray wolf draft recovery plan. Defenders of Wildlife
  • 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 Sierra Club and ask Denver Air Quality Commission to reject Suncor’s request to increase toxic pollution. Sierra Club
  • 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 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 Conservation Colorado and urge your members of Congress to protect our existing and future national parks and monuments. Conservation Colorado
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
  • 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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