Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

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

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Events, Conferences, & Opportunities:

  • Through 3/30 Lone Tree – Extreme Weather 3D. Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it’s more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather. CU Denver
  • Through 6/2 Lone Tree – Becoming Butterflies. Becoming Butterflies is a fascinating look at some of the world’s most captivating insects throughout their entire life cycle. A successful journey means overcoming natural enemies, evading predators and transforming from a tiny egg to creeping caterpillar to delicate winged flyer. Learn how butterflies impact our lives and the role we play in their survival. CU Denver
  • 2/16 Highlands Ranch – Nature EdVentures – Snowshoe Hike. Snowshoe from Red-tail Park up to Highlands Point to see the amazing views of the foothills and Denver Metro area under a blanket of snow. Bring your snowshoes and dress appropriately for the weather. If weather conditions are not snowy, we will hike up to Highlands Point instead. Highlands Ranch Metro District
  • 2/17 Centennial – Backyard Bird Care & Spring Migration Workshop. How does one best care for winter birds? What are the spring migration patterns of returning birds? What is the best solution when woodpeckers start pounding on the house? When do hummingbirds arrive? What can be done to prepare for spring nesting? Join the Audubon Society for a discussion of these questions and more! Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • 2/17 Westminster – Join Butterfly Pavilion for Rainforest Yoga. This hour-long class provides a nature-centric yoga experience to rejuvenate your mind and body. Surround yourself with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies, and meet other yoga enthusiasts in the community. No matter your skill level, Rainforest Yoga at Butterfly Pavilion provides a unique opportunity to de-stress, unwind, and revitalize. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 2/18 Buena Vista – Join us in exploring Colorado’s newest National Monument, Browns Canyon! We will start this moderate hike at the Turret trail trail head near Ruby Mountain Campground. Sierra Club
  • 2/19 Denver – Protecting our Pollinators. Are you interested in doing what you can to help reverse the serious decline in pollinator health? Concerned about the impact of pesticides on human health and the environment? Frustrated by working alone? By working together we can learn about the issues, educate our neighbors, park, schools and government and advocate for change.Metro Denver People and Pollinators Action Network usually meets monthly on a Monday at 7 pm. Sierra Club
  • 2/19 Highlands Ranch – Take a walk around the Spring Gulch Equestrian Area to sight tracks and identify what animal they came from. Bring your animal track books and dress appropriately for the weather. Highlands Ranch Metro District
  • 2/21 Westminster – Join Butterfly Pavilion for Rainforest Yoga. This hour-long class provides a nature-centric yoga experience to rejuvenate your mind and body. Surround yourself with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies, and meet other yoga enthusiasts in the community. No matter your skill level, Rainforest Yoga at Butterfly Pavilion provides a unique opportunity to de-stress, unwind, and revitalize. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 2/21 Denver – Nerd Nite Denver: Water, Deep Learning, and Political Sounds. Gargle the Good Stuff – Emily Meek wades us through the drinking water process. The Fourth Great Age of Technology: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence – Greg Chase explains machine learning and artificial intelligence. The Sound of Political Science: Microphones, Mixing and Political Manipulation – James McElwee tells us how sounds can influence political ideologies. Nerd Nite Denver
  • 2/22-2/24 Golden – The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is an exciting, inspiring, and energizing event that includes world-class environmental films with representatives from local and national organizations. CEFF will screen features, shorts, films by foreign and local filmmakers and films by young filmmakers and for youth. Colorado Environmental Film Festival
  • 2/23 Denver – In 1979, the Museum produced The Last Question, a planetarium show based on a short story by acclaimed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov and narrated by the legendary Leonard Nimoy. The story takes place in 2061 and begins with a simple question posed to a computer. Now you can experience the cerebral tale as never before during this totally-out-there event that combines visual elements digitized from the original glass slides, Nimoy’s voiceover, and today’s advanced planetarium technology. Swing by the cash bar before the show, and view items from the Museum archives, including objects related to Asimov and Nimoy. Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, will lead a Q&A after the program. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 2/24 Westminster – Join Butterfly Pavilion for Rainforest Yoga. This hour-long class provides a nature-centric yoga experience to rejuvenate your mind and body. Surround yourself with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies, and meet other yoga enthusiasts in the community. No matter your skill level, Rainforest Yoga at Butterfly Pavilion provides a unique opportunity to de-stress, unwind, and revitalize. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 2/24 Denver – Join Denver Botanic Gardens for Bumblebee Jamboree. This unique musical experience is perfect for children ages 0-12 and their parents. Children are invited to dress as a favorite pollinator such as a bee, butterfly or bird and dance and sing along with the musical guests. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 2/24 Westminster – Join Butterfly Pavilion for Macro Photography. Whether you’re a paparazzo or can’t figure out your camera, phone, join expert photographer Bob Krugmire for hands-on instruction that will teach you to maximize the potential of your camera! Leave with better skills, knowledge, and tons of fantastic close-up shots.  Space is limited!  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 2/24 Telluride – The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like the Colorado Mountain Club at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues. Colorado Mountain Club
  • 2/24 Denver – Organic Hemp Innovations. Organic growers and manufacturers across America are embracing organically certified hemp as the next wave in the movement towards more sustainably produced, environmentally friendly and healthier products. Organic Hemp Innovations will provide a valuable educational experience for farmers, processors, retailers, academics, food safety and environmental advocates, and associated professionals, both in private industry and government, by focusing on the law, policy, and science of organic hemp. Industrial Hemp Research Foundation
  • 2/24 Cherry Hills Village – The Sierra Club Denver Metro Network and Audubon of Greater Denver are teaming up for another great session on Getting Green Laws passed in our State legislature. Activists from both groups network on how to best contact legislators, which legislators are major players, how to effectively communicate with them, and how they can win support for environmental positions on the hot bills. Sierra Club
  • 2/24 Denver – Getting Green Laws – Environmental Topics in the Colorado Legislature. Audubon of Greater Denver and the Sierra Club Denver Metro Network are teaming up for another great session on “Getting Green Laws” passed in our State legislature.   Activists from both groups network on how to best contact legislators, which legislators are major players, how to effectively communicate with them, and how they can win support for environmental positions on the “hot” bills.   Armed with this information, they can then help to protect our State’s wildlife, water, and landscapes.  Event will include breakfast snacks and lunch. Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • 2/26-2/27 Fort Collins – The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like the Colorado Mountain Club at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues. Colorado Mountain Club
  • 2/28 Westminster – Join Butterfly Pavilion for Rainforest Yoga. This hour-long class provides a nature-centric yoga experience to rejuvenate your mind and body. Surround yourself with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies, and meet other yoga enthusiasts in the community. No matter your skill level, Rainforest Yoga at Butterfly Pavilion provides a unique opportunity to de-stress, unwind, and revitalize. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 2/28-3/2 Denver – The Annual Climate Leadership Conference brings together influential climate, energy, and sustainability professionals from around the globe to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Attend the 7th event to collaborate with an unparalleled group of experts and thought leaders, learn about cutting-edge carbon and energy practices, and navigate the climate policy landscape. Climate Leadership Conference
  • 3/1 Boulder – Full Moon – Relaxing through Forest Bathing. Join OSMP staff under a brilliant full moon to learn the restorative practice of Shinrin Yoku– the Japanese art of forest bathing, and enjoy the woods of Boulder. Stressed out from classes, life, or just in need of some structured time in the woods? This hike is also ideal for someone just getting into hiking or slowing down after many years of enjoying the outdoors. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/2 Leadville – The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like the Colorado Mountain Club at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues. Colorado Mountain Club
  • 3/2 Denver – Join Denver Botanic Gardens for Off the Clock: Kilts & Clovers. Back by popular demand! Celebrate the British Isles and the imminent return of all things green at Off the Clock: Kilts and Clovers. Revel in the lush warmth and beauty of Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery, enjoy live music and hands-on activities in the Boettcher Memorial Center and savor specialty dinners and drinks from Offshoots Café or our cash bar. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 3/2 Denver – Climate Leadership Happy Hour. Join The Climate Leadership Conference, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and The Alliance Center (TAC) for a happy hour with casual and informed conversation. We will be joined by speakers from the conference and local leaders in sustainability to provide a more intimate setting for an in depth conversation. Refreshments will be served, including a hosted bar with beer from New Belgium and Hors d’oeuvre by Serendipity. The Alliance Center
  • 3/2-3/3 Denver – Advancing Environmental Education Conference. CAEE hosts the annual Advancing Environmental Education Conference where over 250 environmental educators gather to learn about best practices and resources for improving environmental literacy in our communities. Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
  • 3/2-3/4 Arvada – Echter’s Echxpo 2018 promises to be an extraordinary event. Echxpo is renowned as a showcase for the very latest in gardening products and services. This popular event, held every other year, educates and entertains the entire family. Seminars provide a wealth of gardening know-how, information and inspiration from experts in all areas of gardening. Product booths and exhibits promote special sales and services. Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • 3/3 Westminster – Join Butterfly Pavilion for Tripod Photography. Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography in the tropical rainforest before we open our doors to the public. Snap photos of awakening butterflies and exotic tropical flowers in the morning light. Sessions are offered monthly and begin at 7:45 am. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 3/3 Westminster – Nature Nerds Family Club: Underwater Treasures, Exploring Coral Reefs. Most of us may be thinking about pirate ships and chests full of gold, but our planet’s coral reefs truly are a treasure beyond the imagination.  Join Butterfly Pavilion to learn about this fascinating ecosystem, meet our Aquarist, identify different coral, see some of our behind-the-scenes underwater creatures, and learn how you can help protect them! Butterfly Pavilion
  • 3/4 Boulder – Peace Walk. Relax and restore yourself on this gentle and calming 2.8 mile walk in the sunshine. City of Boulder naturalist, Melissa Reed-Eckert, will offer a guided meditation and information on the ecology and history of the area. Please note: This hike is weather dependent and will be cancelled in the case of high winds and precipitation. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/7 Boulder – Seeing Shapes: Storytime and Kids’ Hike. Join seasonal naturalist Ellen Orleans for stories about animals, plants, and children in our wonderful outdoors. Kids are encouraged to participate with foot-stomping, wing-flapping and animal sounds. During our nature hike, we will look for circles, squares, trapezoids, and other shapes. Dress for the weather and bring a snack if you like. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/9 Boulder – Easy Newcomers’ Hike on Enchanted Mesa. Are you new to Boulder? Get a crash course in Open Space & Mountain Parks 101 with City of Boulder OSMP naturalist Melissa Reed-Eckert. Enjoy an introduction to the area’s biology, geology and history while hiking an easy 2.5 mile loop on Enchanted Mesa. Take in lovely views plus a chance to see some of the area’s wildlife. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/12-14 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
  • 3/14 Boulder – Socially Responsible Investing. In recent years, interest in issues such as climate change, water conservation, workplace diversity and human rights has grown. To promote sustainability in our community and world, come learn how socially responsible investment strategies, which aim to achieve favorable returns while embracing environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practices, can benefit you. Investors are discovering that it’s possible to earn competitive returns with portfolios that reflect their values. Elevations Credit Union
  • 3/15 Golden – The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like the Colorado Mountain Club at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues. Colorado Mountain Club
  • 3/16-17 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
  • 3/17 Boulder – Walking through History: Chautauqua. Join OSMP naturalists Deborah Cushman and David Ford for a fun moderate 3.5 mile hike that covers more than 100 years of Boulder history as we follow the trails through the park, up to Wood’s Quarry and down the Ski Jump Trail. We’ll check out some of the historic Chautauqua cottages and find the site of the old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/18 Boulder – Nature for Kids & Parents: Animal Ninjas. You can learn a lot from watching animals. Animals are sneaky, they can hide well, attack quickly to catch food and fight hard to defend themselves.  Meet volunteer naturalist Debora Martin to explore the ways that animals are like Ninjas and Ninjas are like animals for an easy hike with fun activities at Shanahan Ridge Trail, ages 6 and up. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/20 Boulder – Happy Spring! Bring on the Light. Gift your body, mind, and spirit on Spring Equinox with a walk upon our awakening Earth. Experience the stories of emergence happening in our beautiful mountain home. Let the light and life around you renew your essence, and enjoy dedicated time and space to nurture the germination of your own intentions for growth. Join Lynne Sullivan, OSMP naturalist, for this excursion into emergence. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/20 Loveland -You may have heard that Centerra registered with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as the FIRST Wildlife Habitat Community in Colorado. But, did you know that we need your help to become certified? Whether you rent or own, have an apartment balcony or a big backyard, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat in commercial and residential areas. High Plains Environmental Center
  • 3/21 Boulder – Signs of Spring: Storytime and Kid’s Hike. It’s the first full day of spring: will we see buds, bugs, or lots of snow? In Colorado, it’s hard to know! Join seasonal naturalist Ellen Orleans for stories about plants and animals in springtime. During our hikes, we will sniff trees, touch mud, and look for signs of spring on the Chautauqua trails. Dress for the weather and bring a snack if you like. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/24 Denver – Join Denver Botanic Gardens for Bumblebee Jamboree. This unique musical experience is perfect for children ages 0-12 and their parents. Children are invited to dress as a favorite pollinator such as a bee, butterfly or bird and dance and sing along with the musical guests. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 3/25 Boulder – Songs for Swans. In an upcoming concert, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will play beautiful pieces inspired by birds: Sibelius’ 5th Symphony (the composer was blown away by the sight of 16 swans taking flight) and the lyrical Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams. Join naturalist Dave Sutherland for an early morning hike to sample this music ahead of the concert, and to spy on migrating waterfowl in our backyard – with luck, including some wild swans! Birders of all abilities welcome. Meet at Sawhill Ponds, 0.6 miles north of Valmont on 75th St. Bring gloves and binoculars. The hike is free and open to the public. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/31 Boulder – Songs for Swans. In an upcoming concert, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will play beautiful pieces inspired by birds: Sibelius’ 5th Symphony (the composer was blown away by the sight of 16 swans taking flight) and the lyrical Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams. Join naturalist Dave Sutherland for an early morning hike to sample this music ahead of the concert, and to spy on migrating waterfowl in our backyard – with luck, including some wild swans! Birders of all abilities welcome. Meet at Sawhill Ponds, 0.6 miles north of Valmont on 75th St. Bring gloves and binoculars. The hike is free and open to the public. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 3/31 Boulder – Once in a Blue Moon Astronomy Hike. Once in a Blue Moon, we have two full moons in the same month! To celebrate this rare event, join naturalist Dave Sutherland for a pale moonlit walk to explore legends, stories and hard science about our nearest celestial neighbor. Bring a headlamp just in case, but we won’t use them – the Blue Moon will provide plenty of light! Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 4/6-4/8 Eagle – Western Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo 2018. Featuring exhibitors, vendors, seminars and more, the event’s focus will be on Colorado’s hunting and other outdoor activities, as well as showcasing education, gear, equipment, guide services and more. Attendees coming to this unique event will learn how to take advantage of all the Colorado backcountry has to offer. Western Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo
  • 4/7-4/8 Wray – Love on a Lek: Greater Prairie Chickens with Bill Kaempfer. Join one of Colorado’s best known and most accomplished birdwatchers, Bill Kaempfer, for a weekend viewing prairie specialties. Boulder County Audubon Society
  • 4/14-4/15 Gunnison – Elusive & Threatened: Gunnison Sage Grouse. You will set off early on Saturday, accompanied by Carl Starace and Sally Swain, who will escort you to birding hot spots along the route to Gunnison.  There will be a talk Saturday evening by Dr. Patrick McGee professor at Western State University, who has, for many years, endeavored to protect and conserve this species.  On Sunday morning, Marcel will join the group as you wake before dawn and drive the 20 minutes to a lek, on which a trailer for viewing has been placed.  Afterwards, you will return to the hotel for breakfast and then spend half a day with Marcel for regional specialties. Boulder County Audubon Society
  • 4/22 Boulder – Nature for Kids & Parents: Prairie Dog Town.Meet Debora Martin, volunteer naturalist at the Cottonwood trailhead for an adventure into the prairie dog ecosystem. Listen for their calls and watch them communicate danger. Look above for the red-tailed hawk, and possibly the coyote on the move! We will observe quietly, and play a game about the prairie dog town. Bring a camera and journal for drawing! Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • 5/3 Denver – Rocky Mountain Green. Hosted by USGBC Colorado, the annual Rocky Mountain Green conference unites hundreds of industry leaders, experts and professionals to inspire, connect and advance sustainable building within the region. US Green Building Council
  • 5/9-11 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 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:

  • 3/3 Denver, CO – Wildscape Ambassador 101 Workshop. We will engage and train volunteers on spreading the word about actively restoring natural habitat for birds, butterflies, and other pollinators by implementing water-wise and native gardens on our landscapes.  Come enjoy meeting other fellow gardeners and learning the tools of the trade to deliver a presentation to your local garden center/nursery, garden clubs, community center, HOAs and more on the importance of creating native plant gardens that not only create a welcome place for birds, but benefit the environment and our communities too! People and Pollinators Action Network
  • 3/3 Denver, CO – Wildscape Ambassador 201 Workshop. 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. Associations between plants and pollinators will be explored in detail, as well as information on how to grow the plants including height, width, soil and water requirements, and timing of bloom. The talk will also include an investigation of how the structure and arrangement of the garden design, and specific cultural practices, can benefit both plants and wildlife. People and Pollinators Action Network
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is seeking an Executive Director.The Executive Director currently manages an annual operating budget of $1.5 million, and a professional staff of 16 people located in two offices, one in Boulder and one in Ft. Collins. The Executive Director also has ultimate responsibility for managing more than 3,500 volunteers on seasonal projects. Position open until filled. Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
  • Defenders of Wildlife is seeking a Rockies & Plains Program Coordinator.This position involves a wide variety of responsibilities for Defenders of Wildlife’s Rockies and Plains Program. Principle responsibilities include providing program, technical, financial, research, and administrative assistance to the Director of the Rockies and Plains Program and other staff in the region (including field program staff as well as legal, outreach, and federal lands staff); and serving as a direct liaison to Defenders’ D.C.–based staff, Defenders’ members, and the general public. Position open until filled. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness is seeking a Grassroots Leadership Coordinator. The Grassroots Leadership Coordinator cultivates leadership development, grassroots advocacy, and community empowerment by building a constituency for public lands protection, with a focus on older women as activists. Position open until filled. Great Old Broads for Wilderness
  • Urban Land Institute Colorado is seeking a Senior Associate. The Senior Associate is a professional position within the district council. As an integral part of the district council team, the Senior Associate will be critical to create successful programs for education, leadership, mentoring, awards, and advisory services. Core skills include event planning, the management of volunteer-led programs, writing, public speaking, and general communications, accounting, and office management. The Senior Associate position offers the opportunity to be creative, to innovate, and to contribute to the content development of an organization that is continually incubating and testing new ideas and putting them into practice. Last date to apply February 19, 2018. Urban Land Institute Colorado
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is seeking a Wildlife Technician I. Duties include: capture June Sucker on Utah Lake using Trammel Nets, Trap Nets, and seining equipment; implant Passive Integrated Transresponder (PIT) tags into June Sucker; help maintain PIT tag antennas in tributaries of Utah Lake; assist with observation of commercial Carp removal on Utah Lake; clean and perform routine maintenance on boats and outboard motors. Last date to apply is February 28, 2018. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  • 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
  • Conservation Colorado is seeking a Front Range Field Organizer in Jefferson County. This person will actively seek out and cultivate relationships with members of the public and partner groups to achieve conservation wins in Colorado on primarily climate and energy issues, as well as public lands protections and water issues. Last date to apply is March 1, 2018. Conservation Colorado
  • Utah State University is seeking two Sage Grouse Trapping Technicians for Utah and Nevada. Field work will be approximately March 12-22 and April 10-20; successful technicians may be hired again to assist with brood surveys May-July. Trapping happens at night and includes fitting grouse with GPS transmitters. The work will include long hours, mostly through the night, hiking and riding an ATV over rough terrain. Conditions can be difficult, including severe wind and cold. Last date to apply is March 1, 2018. Utah State University
  • Pinyon Environmental Inc is seeking a Seasonal Wildlife Biology Technician for Colorado. The position involves surveying for nesting birds and raptors on both transportation structures (bridges and culverts) and in natural settings (riparian areas and upland grasslands). Removal of nest material on structures using hand tools will be required. Work takes place in and near the Denver Metro area, often in an urban setting. Last date to apply is March 9, 2018. Pinyon Environmental
  • Conservation Colorado is seeking a Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance Organizer who will oversee all COBA activities, partner with our Development Team to cultivate corporate sponsorships and giving, and cultivate advocacy engagement from the outdoor recreation industry, energy and technology sector, and key businesses across Colorado. The Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance (COBA) is a 170-member organization of businesses across the state that have come together to advocate for stronger public lands protections, increased renewable energy, clean air, and healthy rivers. Last date to apply is March 9, 2018. Conservation Colorado
  • Conservation Colorado is seeking a Digital Communications Coordinator based in Denver. The Digital Communications Coordinator will work on the Communications Team, bringing strategy and talent to the digital communications sphere to influence policy and advocate for environmental change. Last date to apply is March 11, 2018. Conservation Colorado
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is seeking a Wildlife Technician I Songbird Surveyor. Successful applicant will conduct passerine bird point counts across Mojave Desert, southern Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau regions of southwest Utah. Duties will include: locating and traveling to predetermined survey sites; securing permission for access from landowners; hiking through various habitats, elevations and in uncertain terrain; recording presence of all bird species encountered, both visually and audibly; assessing distance from observer; proper and detailed recording and reporting of data. Last date to apply is March 15, 2018. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  • University of Wyoming is seeking a Greater Sage-Grouse Research Technician in Southern Montana. The project will focus on identifying important seasonal habitat for sage-grouse in south-central Montana near Red Lodge. This position will last approximately 5 months, beginning in late March or early April and ending in mid-August. Last date to apply is March 16, 2018. University of Wyoming
  • Conservation Colorado is seeking a Visual Communications Coordinator in Denver. The Visual Communications Coordinator will work on the Communications Team, bringing strategy and talent to the visual communications sphere in order to influence policy and advocate for environmental change. Last date to apply is March 18, 2018. Conservation Colorado
  • 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
  • Hawks Aloft, Inc is seeking a Songbird Field Technician in New Mexico. Hawks Aloft, Inc., a New Mexico non-profit organization, seeks an enthusiastic field assistant for studies measuring avian abundance and species richness relative to different land management strategies and habitat types in riparian woodland, coniferous forest, and pinyon/juniper woodland in New Mexico. Last date to apply is May 1, 2018. Hawks Aloft
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is seeking a Wildlife Technician I for Bat Monitoring. Successful applicants will work as a 2-member team to survey for and monitor bats in the Division of Wildlife Resources’ Southern Region. Field duties involve capture of bats using mist nets; handling, measurement and identification of bats; use of recording equipment to collect bat vocalizations; data collection, recording, reporting and management. Standard protocols are in effect and must be followed. Last date to apply is May 1, 2018. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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):

  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell the EPA to protect our pollinators from bee-killing pesticides. Comments due February 20. Sierra Club

New actions since last week:

  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Congress not to roll back protections for our oceans. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and speak out against attacks on our public lands. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell Congress to oppose President Trump’s infrastructure and budget proposals. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Sierra Club and protect the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Animal Legal Defense Fund and speak out for Louisiana’s wild horses. Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and tell CO’s Senators to reject Trump’s infrastructure scam. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Earthjustice and speak up for the most significant forest conservation measure of the last century. Earthjustice
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and tell Zinke not to sell out our coasts to offshore drilling. The Wilderness Society
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and hold Scott Pruitt accountable for using the EPA to support his own lavish lifestyle. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stop foreign mining company investments in the disastrous Pebble Mine. Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Take action with Sierra Club and protect our clean air, water, climate, and public lands from Trump’s budget cuts. Sierra Club
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Scott Pruitt to resign. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to reject Trump’s infrastructure scam. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell Congress we deserve an EPA administrator who will work to protect our families – that person is not Scott Pruitt. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and speak out for mule deer habitat. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and stop the Trump coal giveaway at Rosebud mine in the Powder River Basin. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Senate to stop Trump from stacking the EPA with big polluter cronies. Friends of the Earth

Older (but still relevant) actions:

  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell your Senators and Representatives to oppose any amendments that would weaken protections for wildlife. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Earthjustice and tell protect our oceans and coasts from offshore drilling. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and stop Trump from destroying marine life and coastal communities. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell Congress that Scott Pruitt is failing as EPA Administration and we deserve an EPA Administrator who will work to protect our families. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Sierra Club and urge utility companies to stand with the American people by committing to refrain from purchasing dirty fuels extracted from lands in the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Funny or Die and Natural Resource Defense Council to protect clean air, clean water, and our environmental safeguards. NRDC
  • Take action with Credo Action and tell the Bureau of Land Management no drilling at the Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Credo
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell your Senators to stop Trump’s assault on our national monuments. NRDC
  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts and tweet to urge Congress to stand with national monuments. Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with Animal Legal Defense Fund and oppose dangerous federal legislation that would wipe out animal protection laws. Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Trump administration to stop supporting industrial ocean fish farms. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Earthjustice and don’t let Trump and Congress sell out our national monument lands. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and demand that Congress refuses to fund the border wall. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Audubon and add your name to the petition to state legislators and the Colorado Water Conservation Board to safeguard Colorado’s sustainable water future. Audubon
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and sign the petition to urge the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to enforce the 500-foot setback rule. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Pew Charitable Trusts and urge the Bureau of Land Management to protect public lands in southern Nevada. Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Trump’s Interior Department: no new oil drilling on our coasts. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and sign the pledge to protect America’s forests. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and thank Governor Hickenlooper for his state electric vehicle plan. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and sign onto their letter to the Forest Service to defend Flathead National Forest’s future for wildlife. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and support science-based recovery for lynx in Colorado. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and thank Senator Bennet for standing up for our public lands. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell your members of Congress to protect the nation’s vital wetlands and abandon efforts to resurrect the antiquated, wasteful, and devastating Yazoo Pumps. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with One Green Planet and sign the petition to the USFWS and the Interior Department to not ignore science and, instead, follow the judges’ ruling and keep the Canada lynx under federal protection. One Green Planet
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and send a thank you note to Senator Bennet and Representative Polis and ask Senator Gardner to join in their effort to protect some of Colorado’s most special public lands. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Audubon and urge your member of Congress and the Department of the Interior to uphold the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Audubon
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell the Wildlife Service to stop killing Colorado’s wildlife. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell the US Fish and Wildlife Service to keep Canada lynx protected. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and protect coastal wildlife by opposing more offshore drilling. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell President Trump to stop the destruction of our public lands and oceans. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and sing on to their public comment to Trump and Zinke, telling them to continue to keep America’s Arctic out of the Five-Year Oil and Gas leasing program. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and speak out to address the threat of megafires. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action and oppose Anti-Health Bill HR 3117 that would prohibit the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, and the Council on Environmental Quality from considering the social costs of methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon. Change.org
  • Take action with the Humane Society and call your US Representative and US Senators today and speak out against HR 3559. The Humane Society
  • Take action with American Rivers and sign a petition to ask Congress to protect 5,000 new miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers and one million acres of riverside lands. American Rivers
  • Take action with Earthjustice and tell the Forest Service to protect the sage-grouse and its habitat. Earthjustice
  • Take action with Sheep Mountain Alliance and prevent the codification of the Bears Ears National Monument reductions into law HR 4532, the bill that would formally revoke Bears Ears National Monument, was first considered in the House Natural Resources Committee this week. Representative Scott Tipton sits on this committee. See him in action in this video of the initial hearing (vote was delayed). Call him at 970-241-2499 (Grand Junction) or 202-225-4761 (DC) and tell him to vote no on HR 4532.
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stop Trump EPA’s toxic assault on our families’ health. NRDC
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Department of Interior not to block Americans from speaking up about offshore drilling. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your senators to stop the nomination of an anti-environmental lawyer, Karen Budd-Falen. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club an support Xcel Energy’s proposal to replace coal with clean energy in Southern Colorado. Sierra Club
  • Take action with the National Resources Defense Council and tell your senators to stop Trump’s anti-environment budget. National Resources Defense Council
  • Take action with Pew Charitable Trusts and urge Congress to defend national monuments. Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and speak out to stop cuts to wildlife conservation. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Wolf Conservation Center and urge your representatives to keep anti-wolf riders, which undermine the Endangered Species Act and its scientific process, out of the appropriation bill. Wolf Conservation Center
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell Secretary Zinke to protect oceans and wildlife form offshore drilling. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and tell Congress not to endorse Trump’s anti-public lands crusade. The Wilderness Society
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and stop Congress from codifying Trump’s revocation of Bears Ears National Monument. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Scott Pruitt to meet with scientists, health experts, and environmental advocates. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep our coasts off-limits to oil and gas drilling. Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that the public has spoken: no more offshore drilling. Sierra Club
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell the Trump administrations that for our climate, our oceans, and our communities, we must keep offshore drilling out of our waters. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell the Forest Service to keep plans intact and save our sagebrush country. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and sign on to show your official support for fighting climate change and to save the Clean Power Plan. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell your members of Congress to save America’s vulnerable wildlife by supporting the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and thank Representative DeGette for voting against the pro-polluter tax bill. Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and tell the Bureau of Land Management not to lease lands next to wilderness areas and our beloved Great Sand Dunes National Park for oil and gas development. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell Toyota’s CEO to stand up for clean air safeguards. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and protect the Arctic Refuge from the GOP Tax Bill. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and stop TransCanada from building Keystone XL once and for all. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with American Rivers and contact your member of Congress and tell them to vote against any tax bill that threatens the Arctic Refuge with harmful oil and gas drilling. American Rivers
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and tell your members of Congress it’s time to stop attacks on our wild national monuments and future presidents’ ability to protect these special places. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Congress to block the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to lead the Council on Environmental Quality. She’s a climate denier and a senior fellow at the Koch Brothers and Exxon-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation. Friends of the Earth
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell your Representative to protect marine animals. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • 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 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 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 WildEarth Guardians and defend Bears Ears from fracking. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Earthjustice and ask the EPA not to repeal the Clean Power Plan. Earthjustice
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell Governor Hickenlooper to stop letting the fossil fuel industry undermine our climate and to start putting Colorado’s future first. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and urge Colorado Senators and Representatives to introduce the bill that will secure protections for southwest Colorado’s most cherished landscapes, the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Take action with 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 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 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 Defenders of Wildlife and tell the Forest Service not to sell out and sell off the Tongass. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians to save 57,000 acres proposed for fracking next to Bears Ears National Monument. WildEarth Guardians
  • 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 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 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 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 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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