Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Species we protect in DMNS exhibit
Chris took her mother, visiting from Alabama, to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to visit species RMW protects!

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

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

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Events, Conferences, & Opportunities:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 3/31 Longmont – Get Every Child Outdoors. Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is an all-volunteer outreach program of the Sierra Club that provides free nature outings and wilderness adventures to children and families who would not have these opportunities any other way. We connect people to nature and, in so doing, enrich their lives (and ours!) and build a new and more diverse generation of environmental stewards. Sierra Club
  • 3/31-4/1 Lyons – Spring Gardening Intensive. So you want to grow your own vegetable garden, but you need some help! No worries:  this intensive 2-day course offers in-depth information and hands-on skill-building to make sure you have all your bases covered to grow a delicious spread, organically and in your back yard. We’ll build a compost pile, prepare beds, start seeds indoors & out, put in drip irrigation, plan your season from start to finish, and learn how to extend and preserve your harvest. Bring your work gloves, grubby clothes, a sample of the soil from your garden site, and your sense of adventure! Lyons Farmette
  • 4/2 Anywhere – The scoping period for the GMUG Plan Revision has begun. The Forest Service is holding a webinar session for more information. Forest Service
  • 4/3 Anywhere – Webinar to protect Great Sand Dunes National Park Region. Protect the Great Sand Dunes national park region from oil and gas leasing. RSVP for this webinar to learn how you can do more! Sierra Club
  • 4/4 Westminster – Science Talk: Why Conservation Matters: Bees, Argali & Polar Bears, Oh My! – with Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 4/5 Denver – Digital Earth: The Dead Sea. Journey to the Middle East with space science curator Ka Chun Yu and geologist Bob Raynolds to discover the fascinating wonders and deep history of the region. Cross deserts, visit rare oases, and learn the incredible science behind the origins of the Dead Sea, and why the climate there helped preserve the Dead Sea Scrolls for two millennia. Denver Museum of Nature and Science 6 pm; 8 pm
  • 4/6 Anywhere – The scoping period for the GMUG Plan Revision has begun. The Forest Service is holding a webinar session for more information. Forest Service
  • 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 Crampton Mountain – Canon City Cottonwood Creek Hike. Learn about BLM Lands with Wilderness Characteristics and BLM’s Resource Management Plan revision currently in progress.  Bring lunch, snacks, water, suitable clothing, boots suitable for off-trail hiking, water crossings, and possible snow, and other standard hiking essentials.  This trip is sponsored by Wild Connections, Pikes Peak Group Sierra Club, and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. Sierra Club
  • 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
  • 4/8 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Community Free Day at York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 4/9 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 4/9 Pueblo – Wolf Recovery Film & Expert Discussion. Join the Sierra Club and our partners, Defenders Of Wildlife and the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, for a FREE screening of the short RMWP film “Canis Lupis Colorado”, followed by a panel discussion featuring wildlife experts working toward gray wolf recovery in Colorado. Sierra Club
  • 4/10 Denver – Get Inside Your Mind: Tour the Human Brain. What sparks human curiosity? The answer and more lie somewhere in the brain’s complex architecture. Get a look inside your head during a tour of the brain projected on our immersive planetarium dome with Jonathan Fisher, assistant professor of physiology, New York Medical College. Fisher founded the Neurodome Project, which combines planetarium technology with high resolution brain imaging techniques. From witnessing sparks of electrical activity in individual neurons to sailing down neural pathways that support consciousness, emotions, and complex thought, you will explore the fundamental mechanisms of brain function—and what it means to be human. Denver Museum of Nature and Science 6 pm; 8 pm
  • 4/14 Aspen Mountain – Ski Day Social. How can you make the perfect spring ski day even better? By adding burgers and beer, of course! Join us for a Ski Day Social on Saturday, April 14 at Buckhorn Cabin on Aspen Mountain. Wilderness Workshop is renting the cabin for the day. There will be free food (including veggie options) and drinks for current, new or renewing members. Members can receive a special 50% discounted lift ticket! Wilderness Workshop
  • 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
  • 4/17 Denver – Join WildEarth Guardians for Building the Next Economy: Bolder Climate Solutions Together. Come learn about Green Alpha Advisors’ solutions-driven approach to public equity investing and WildEarth Guardians’ bold climate campaigns. Align and leverage your financial investments and philanthropic assets to aggressively respond to the climate crisis and expedite the transition to a new, cleaner economy. WildEarth Guardians
  • 4/19 Denver – The Science Lounge: Mars. Imagine life on the cold and rocky surface of our nearest neighbor. Talk to an “astronaut” in the Mars diorama, learn about InSight, the next lander on Mars, and enjoy an evening of space adventure from the comfort of your own planet! Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 4/21 Denver – Join The Nature Conservancy for RiverSweep 2018. We’re excited once again to sponsor The Greenway Foundation’s annual RiverSweep. Volunteers of all ages will help Denver Parks and Recreation by picking up trash, removing weeds + other plant debris, repairing trails, painting park fixtures, and getting our parks ready for summer! The Nature Conservancy
  • 4/21 Boulder – Spring Migration Bird Walk. Join volunteer naturalists to explore the joys of bird watching during prime migration season! Learn tips for recognizing different types of birds, including songbirds, ducks and waterfowl, wading birds, raptors, and more. Please be prepared for a slow-paced walk of up to 2 miles. Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • 4/21 Denver – Colorado Earth Day Celebration 2018. This April, we’re celebrating Earth Day and pledging to continue our fight for clean air, water and healthy communities for all. Sierra Club
  • 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
  • 4/24 Denver – The Man from 9 Dimensions. From the world of elementary particles to the farthest reaches of the universe, journey beyond dimensions in the full-dome planetarium show The Man from 9 Dimensions. Based on the latest scientific data and theory, director Takashi Shimizu, the guru of Japanese horror movies, visualizes the world as theoretical physicists see it. Follow a group of scientists as they pursue a being named T.o.E., short for “Theory of Everything.” They move through space and time searching for the ultimate goal of physics—to describe all natural phenomena by a single, consistent theory. After the show, Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, will help you unpack the science. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 4/24 Denver – Don’t be in the Dark: Public Lands’ Contribution to Climate Change. Join with staff from The Wilderness Society for a presentation and discussion of the hidden impacts our public lands have on our changing climate. The Wilderness Society
  • 4/25 Denver – The Archaeology of Beer. Join Travis Rupp, instructor of classics at the University of Colorado Boulder and the research and development manager at Avery Brewing Company, to explore the origins of beer production in the ancient Middle East and Egypt and how it expanded during Greek and Roman dominion. Although ancient Greece and Rome boasted the superiority of the grape, beer production and consumption was at the core of diet and nutrition in the Mediterranean dating back to the Bronze Age. Rupp will also highlight his creation of Ales of Antiquity as a beer archaeologist at Avery. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 4/25 Denver – 60 Minutes in Space. Go “behind the stories” in space science using the best images and animation available to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. Please use the main entrance on the North side of the Museum. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 4/25 Denver – Senate Houserock: AKA Schoolhouse Rock for Adults. Is our current political rollercoaster making you queazy? With the crisis de jour changing more frequently than your socks it is hard to know where to focus your effort and or to understand best ways to influence your elected official. Join us on April 25th, to identify the most effective ways to contact and influence your legislators. We will have Spanish language translation during this event. The Alliance Center
  • 4/29 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 5/1 Boulder – Colorado’s Putting the Public in Public Lands Summit is a one-day conference and visioning workshop designed to bring together those who are most affected by public lands decisions throughout Colorado. Hosted by CU Boulder’s Masters of the Environment Program and the Center for the American West, this event will provide a collaborative space where participants work together to develop strategies that support an inclusive agenda for public lands decision-making in a state with diverse values and interests. CU Boulder
  • 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
  • 5/3 Denver – switch12. Get ready… switch~ is rolling back to The Alliance Center this spring! switch~ is a fun, fast-paced event about sharing sustainable energy ideas. The presentation concept is TEDx style, where speakers have just a few minutes to present and inspire the audience about their topic. The Alliance Center
  • 5/3 & 5/5 Louisville – The Surprising and Beautiful World of Lichens. Come be amazed by the biology and beauty of these fascinating communities of organisms that, working as a team, can live in places most other life fears to tread. You’ll learn about the anatomy, growth forms, and chemistry of lichens, and then we’ll go outside to study examples in the field. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 5/4 Denver – WildEarth Guardians’ annual Howling Affair. Join us for our annual gathering to celebrate our victories and embrace our challenges. We will strengthen our community and fan the flames of love and outrage that fuel our work. WildEarth Guardians’ Sarah McMillan will speak about her first year as Conservation Director and update us on current campaign work. WildEarth Guardians
  • 5/4-5/6 Lake Pueblo – Colorado Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Annual Meeting. Friday – educational workshops on herpetofauna inventory and monitoring; target audience is agencies and consultants, but all welcome; Saturday – general meeting with Keynote speaker Dr. Sean Graham, herp quiz, photo contest, Social and Auction; Sunday – The Herping Games – half-day BioBlitz. Colorado Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
  • 5/5 Steamboat Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Carpenter Ranch Stewardship Day. Grab your work gloves and head out to the ranch. We’re preparing to open for the season and we need your help! Volunteers will help with trail maintenance, facility and grounds as well as garden maintenance. The Nature Conservancy
  • 5/7 Aurora – Moms & Mayors Local Leadership for Clean Air. We’re inviting moms, families and our local elected officials to come together on May 7th for our first ever city-wide Mama Summit. Together, we’ll work with our local officials and Mayor Steve Hogan to build a healthier, safer, and cleaner Aurora for the sake of our kids. The goal of this day of action is to amplify the message of fighting for clean air and protecting children’s health; we will hear from local elected officials who are taking necessary actions on climate and clean air in the absence of federal leadership through local means of governance. Moms Clean Air Force
  • 5/8 Denver – Planet of Microbes. In his book Planet of Microbes, Ted Anton reveals the most recent discoveries about microbes, tiny living organisms we cannot see with the naked eye. Microbes were Earth’s first lifeforms, early anaerobic inhabitants that created the air we breathe. Today they live, invisible and seemingly invincible, everywhere. For years, we considered them as little more than our enemies, but microbes may hold the answers to some of science’s most pressing questions about life on our planet. Anton spent years interviewing and collaborating with the determined scientists who hope to harness the work of microbes. He will breaks down the science and share incredible behind-the-scenes stories of the research taking place, from microbreweries to Mars. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 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
  • 5/10, 5/12, 6/2 Boulder & Chatfield – Warblers on the Front Range. The Front Range hosts at least 8 species of breeding warblers, and up to 20 species may be seen here during migration. Class members will study the songs of breeding species and learn to read their sonograms. We’ll focus on identification, song, behavior and the habitat preferences of our breeding warblers, but we will also discuss the evolution, biology and migration of all North American warblers. We’ll also discuss the conservation status of these long-distance migrants in their South American winter ranges, where current research projects demonstrate the success of shade-grown coffee plantations in halting the population decline of many species. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 5/12 Steamboat Springs – Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with the Nature Conservancy and The Yampa Valley Birding Club as we welcome our feathered friends back to the Yampa Valley. Join a two- hour guided bird walk on The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch through the unique cottonwood forest, home to over 150 species of migrating and nesting birds. The Nature Conservancy
  • 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
  • 5/15, 5/29, 8/5 Boulder – Grassland Ecology. Camp under a full moon on the shortgrass prairie of northeastern Colorado and learn about native grasses, grassland birds and insects, and the evolutionary ecology of this “land where the sky began.” After a hike at Crow Valley CG (an e-bird hotspot), we’ll overnight in a remote part of Pawnee National Grassland. In August, we’ll take a close-up look at grassland butterflies and insects on a morning stroll at South Boulder Creek State Natural Area, which features a mosaic of wet meadows and native grasses, including a remnant of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Participants can rendezvous with Steve in the Sandhills of Nebraska in fall to experience the last expanse of uninterrupted prairie in N. America. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 5/17 Denver – The Science Lounge: Urban Homestead. From canning to kombucha home brew, get the practical science of homesteading while locked in a cityscape. Get your hands dirty with gardening advice and learn how to grow your own dinner, pluck your own breakfast, and milk your own goat … okay, maybe just pet the goat. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 5/19 Basalt – Public Lands Day Celebration and Hike and Happy Hour. What better way to celebrate your public lands than taking a hike with friends? Two years ago, State Senator Kerry Donovan sponsored a bill recognizing May 20th as Colorado Public Lands Day, and it passed into law! This year will mark the second annual celebration of what we hope will become a wonderful statewide tradition of honoring our public lands. Wilderness Workshop
  • 5/19 Steamboat Springs – Join a two-hour guided bird walk along the Yampa River led by resident birding expert Nancy Merrill and The Yampa Valley Birding Club. Meet at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch visitor center. Enjoy an easy walk through the unique cottonwood forest, home to over 150 species of migrating and nesting birds. The Nature Conservancy
  • 5/26 Steamboat Springs – Join a two-hour guided bird walk on the Yampa River Preserve led by resident birding expert Nancy Merrill and The Yampa Valley Birding Club. Enjoy an easy walk along the river through a globally rare cottonwood forest, home to over 150 nesting and migrating birds. The Nature Conservancy
  • 5/30 Denver – 60 Minutes in Space. Go “behind the stories” in space science using the best images and animation available to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. Please use the evening entrance on the west side of the Museum. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 5/31 Denver – Digital Earth: The Turkana Basin. With the help of immersive satellite imagery, travel to Africa and uncover the home of early human ancestors in the Turkana Basin with space scientist Ka Chun Yu and geologist Bob Raynolds. Made popular by famous anthropologists like Richard Leakey, Raynolds will discuss his fieldwork in the area with a team from Stony Brook University studying the rich fossil history and geology of the region. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 5/31 Denver – Join Conservation Colorado for Rebel with a Cause. Join us as we honor two groups at the forefront of public lands protection — the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition and Utah Diné Bikéyah. Rebel with a Cause
  • 6/2 Steamboat Springs – Join a two-hour guided bird walk on the Yampa River Preserve, led by resident birding expert Nancy Merrill and The Yampa Valley Birding Club. Enjoy an easy walk through a globally rare cottonwood forest, home to over 150 species of migrating and nesting birds. The Nature Conservancy
  • 6/3 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 6/5 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Community Free Day at York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 6/5, 6/9 Boulder, CO – Did you ever ask yourself, “Wow, what was that bird?” This class will help you answer that question. We will study the twenty most common bird species found in Boulder County between 5,000 – 7,500 feet in elevation. You’ll learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. We will also explore which bird occurs in which habitat. With a little practice, you’ll be able to recognize a specific habitat, make your best guess about what birds should be there, and then identify them by sight, sound, or both. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/6 Denver – The Dead Sea Scrolls. Denver is fortunate to have a renowned local Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, Alison Schofield, associate professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaic studies at the University of Denver. She is recognized internationally for her scholarship of the scrolls and was recently entrusted with leading an extensive multiyear project to create a new translation, edition, and commentary on the charter text of the Dead Sea Scrolls, entitled “The Community Rule.” She has published extensively and participated with other preeminent scholars around the world to address many of the central questions related to the scrolls and some of the mysteries that still surround them. Join Schofield for an engaging evening as she shares stories from her research and fieldwork in Qumran. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 6/16 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • 6/22, 6/23 Boulder – Asters, Brasses, and Grasses. Three of the most difficult and largest plant families are the Asteraceae (asters), Brassicaceae (mustards), and Poaceae (grasses). They may be challenging, but a working knowledge of just these three will allow you to identify one of every eight plants in the world! At our indoor session we’ll cover the recognition characters, specific terminology, and morphological characteristics you will encounter when keying out members of these families. In the field we’ll dissect flowers, examine their specific parts, and key out plants using Flora of Colorado. Don’t be afraid of these families any longer! We’ll use hand lenses to view parts close-up. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/26, 6/30 Boulder – Montane Bird Identification: Visual, Vocal, and Habitat Clues. Did you ever hear a bird and ask, “I wonder what that was?” This class is designed to help you answer that question. In this class we will explore the elevations of 7,500 – 9,000 feet and study twenty different bird species you can find there.You’ll learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. We will also explore which bird occurs in which habitat. With a little practice, you’ll be able to recognize a specific habitat, make your best guess about what birds should be there, and then identify them by sight, sound, or both. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/27 Aspen – Join Wilderness Workshop for Wild Feast, an evening to support public lands.Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, a special guest speaker, and a three-course seasonal dinner by Chef Miles Angelo. This unforgettable evening among friends helps support Wilderness Workshop’s conservation programs and public outreach initiatives.
  • 7/5 (Night) Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 7/12, 7/15 Westminster – Front Range Butterflies and Their Habitats. Native butterflies often have specific needs in terms of shelter, larval food plants and nectar. This class will cover butterfly/host plant interactions, life cycles of common species, and how the diversity and structure of a habitat may encourage or discourage different butterfly species. While visiting a few distinct butterfly habitats, both manmade and natural, we’ll also discuss how seasonality plays a role in the butterflies you are likely to see in the Front Range. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 7/14 Fort Collins – Join The Nature Conservancy for Phantom Canyon River Trail Maintenance Day. Volunteers will assist with native plantings, clearing and maintaining the trail corridor along the river. We’ll also implement erosion control infrastructure such as grade work, water bars and cribbing projects. And there may be a need for invasive species removal. The Nature Conservancy
  • 7/19 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Community Free Day at York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 7/21 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • 7/28 Idaho Falls – Join The Nature Conservancy for South Fork Preserve Stewardship Day. Join Nathan Moyer, The Conservancy’s Southwest Colorado Steward, to help steward the South Fork Preserve! Volunteers will pick up trash along Illium Rd, help control musk thistle, and prune willows along boardwalk. The Nature Conservancy
  • 8/13 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 8/18 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • 8/18 Fort Collins – Join The Nature Conservancy for Phantom Canyon River Trail Maintenance Day. Volunteers will assist with native plantings, clearing and maintaining the trail corridor along the river. We’ll also implement erosion control infrastructure such as grade work, water bars and cribbing projects. And there may be a need for invasive species removal. The Nature Conservancy
  • 9/29 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Community Free Day at York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 9/12 (Night) Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 9/30 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 10/14 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 11/3 Denver – Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Community Free Day at York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • 12/9 Denver – Denver Museum of Nature and Science SCFD Community Free Day. Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Trainings, Workshops, & Webinars:

  • 3/31-4/1 Lyons, CO – Spring Gardening Intensive. So you want to grow your own vegetable garden, but you need some help! No worries:  this intensive 2-day course offers in-depth information and hands-on skill-building to make sure you have all your bases covered to grow a delicious spread, organically and in your back yard. We’ll build a compost pile, prepare beds, start seeds indoors & out, put in drip irrigation, plan your season from start to finish, and learn how to extend and preserve your harvest. Bring your work gloves, grubby clothes, a sample of the soil from your garden site, and your sense of adventure! Lyons Farmette
  • 4/3 Webinar – Webinar to protect Great Sand Dunes National Park Region. Protect the Great Sand Dunes national park region from oil and gas leasing. RSVP for this webinar to learn how you can do more! Sierra Club
  • 5/3 & 5/5 Louisville, CO – The Surprising and Beautiful World of Lichens. Come be amazed by the biology and beauty of these fascinating communities of organisms that, working as a team, can live in places most other life fears to tread. You’ll learn about the anatomy, growth forms, and chemistry of lichens, and then we’ll go outside to study examples in the field. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 5/10, 5/12, 6/2 Boulder & Chatfield, CO – Warblers on the Front Range. The Front Range hosts at least 8 species of breeding warblers, and up to 20 species may be seen here during migration. Class members will study the songs of breeding species and learn to read their sonograms. We’ll focus on identification, song, behavior and the habitat preferences of our breeding warblers, but we will also discuss the evolution, biology and migration of all North American warblers. We’ll also discuss the conservation status of these long-distance migrants in their South American winter ranges, where current research projects demonstrate the success of shade-grown coffee plantations in halting the population decline of many species. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 5/15, 5/29, 8/5 Boulder, CO – Grassland Ecology. Camp under a full moon on the shortgrass prairie of northeastern Colorado and learn about native grasses, grassland birds and insects, and the evolutionary ecology of this “land where the sky began.” After a hike at Crow Valley CG (an e-bird hotspot), we’ll overnight in a remote part of Pawnee National Grassland. In August, we’ll take a close-up look at grassland butterflies and insects on a morning stroll at South Boulder Creek State Natural Area, which features a mosaic of wet meadows and native grasses, including a remnant of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Participants can rendezvous with Steve in the Sandhills of Nebraska in fall to experience the last expanse of uninterrupted prairie in N. America. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 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
  • 6/5, 6/9 Boulder, CO – Did you ever ask yourself, “Wow, what was that bird?” This class will help you answer that question. We will study the twenty most common bird species found in Boulder County between 5,000 – 7,500 feet in elevation. You’ll learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. We will also explore which bird occurs in which habitat. With a little practice, you’ll be able to recognize a specific habitat, make your best guess about what birds should be there, and then identify them by sight, sound, or both. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/22, 6/23 Boulder – Asters, Brasses, and Grasses. Three of the most difficult and largest plant families are the Asteraceae (asters), Brassicaceae (mustards), and Poaceae (grasses). They may be challenging, but a working knowledge of just these three will allow you to identify one of every eight plants in the world! At our indoor session we’ll cover the recognition characters, specific terminology, and morphological characteristics you will encounter when keying out members of these families. In the field we’ll dissect flowers, examine their specific parts, and key out plants using Flora of Colorado. Don’t be afraid of these families any longer! We’ll use hand lenses to view parts close-up. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/26, 6/30 Boulder – Montane Bird Identification: Visual, Vocal, and Habitat Clues. Did you ever hear a bird and ask, “I wonder what that was?” This class is designed to help you answer that question. In this class we will explore the elevations of 7,500 – 9,000 feet and study twenty different bird species you can find there.You’ll learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. We will also explore which bird occurs in which habitat. With a little practice, you’ll be able to recognize a specific habitat, make your best guess about what birds should be there, and then identify them by sight, sound, or both. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 7/12, 7/15 Westminster – Front Range Butterflies and Their Habitats. Native butterflies often have specific needs in terms of shelter, larval food plants and nectar. This class will cover butterfly/host plant interactions, life cycles of common species, and how the diversity and structure of a habitat may encourage or discourage different butterfly species. While visiting a few distinct butterfly habitats, both manmade and natural, we’ll also discuss how seasonality plays a role in the butterflies you are likely to see in the Front Range. Boulder County Nature Association

Citizen Science:

  • April 5, 14, 21, 22 Training; Monitoring May-October. Join the Butterfly Pavilion for the Colorado Dragonfly Monitoring Project. Measure the impact of climate change on migratory and resident dragonflies along an altitudinal gradient (Colorado’s high plains foothills and mountains). Also: get to know a Colorado trail, watch and identify cool dragonflies, and learn scientific survey methods. Butterfly Pavilion (PDF)
  • Join Journey North as a citizen scientist! Journey North provides an easy entry point to citizen science, with simple protocols, strong online support, and immediate results. Reported sightings are mapped in real-time as waves of migrations move across the continent. People report sightings from the field, view maps, take pictures, and leave comments. Journey North
  • Join Polar Bears International as a Field Ambassador. Field Ambassadors share their knowledge about polar bears with tourists aboard Tundra Buggies® as part of a program designed to nurture leadership in women. They tell stories. They answer questions. And, once they’re back home, they continue to spread the word about sea-ice loss and its effect on polar bears everywhere they can. Polar Bears International
  • Participate in Neighborhood Nestwatch and monitor color-banded birds in your own backyard and report observations to the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Participants must agree to participate for a minimum of three years, committing approximately one hour of time per week for observation and reporting. Participants must live within 50 miles of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Sites are based on location, property type (urban vs rural) and other factors. There is no experience necessary and training is provided during the initial site visit. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • In the CrowdMag project, NOAA will explore whether digital magnetometers built in modern mobile smartphones can be used as scientific instruments. With CrowdMag mobile apps, phones all around the world send magnetometer data to them. At their server, they check the quality of the magnetic data and make data available to the public as aggregate maps and charts. The two long-term goals of this project are to create models of Earth’s time changing magnetic field by combining crowdsourced magnetic data with data collected by ships, aircrafts, and satellites and to map local magnetic noise sources (for e.g. power transformer and iron pipes) to improve accuracy of the magnetic navigation systems. Become a citizen scientist and join their research on the Earth’s geomagnetic field. CrowdMag Project
  • Wildwatch Kenya seeks to count, identify, and track the giraffes in conservation field sites, along with the other animals that share the habitat, to better understand the behavior, movements, and population numbers of the wildlife found there. Citizens scientists are being called to help researchers look through the tens of thousands of photos taken by trail cameras placed in strategic spots throughout the sites. The information gathered from these photos will help them and the local communities develop plans to help save the animals. Wildwatch Kenya
  • Wisconsin Wildlife Watch lets citizen scientists explore never-before-seen camera trap photos of wild animals! Working alongside a University of Wisconsin-Madison science team, citizen scientists take part in valuable ecological research and help ecologists better understand the trends, distribution, and ecosystems of deer, elk, bears, and hares. Wisconsin Wildlife Watch is an effort to monitor forest wildlife year-round across a network of trail cameras. Help identify the animals captured on camera and better understand the distribution and trends of wildlife populations. Wisconsin Wildlife Watch

Jobs and Internships:

  • Defenders of Wildlife is seeking a Staff Attorney.This position requires working knowledge of federal environmental and natural resources law and significant litigation experience.  Primary emphasis is on litigating cases under federal wildlife and natural resources laws to conserve biological diversity, and helping to develop and advance Defenders’ conservation policies. Position open until filled. Defenders of Wildlife
  • The Wilderness Society is seeking a Colorado Plateau Representative. Working with TWS staff and partner organizations, the Representative’s responsibilities will include coordinating with local BLM offices, conservation organizations, individuals, and communities to achieve a more conservation-oriented balance to oil and gas development on public lands and promote policies to reduce methane and other greenhouse gases associated with oil and gas operations on public lands, particularly across the Colorado Plateau. Position open until filled. The Wilderness Society
  • Healthier Colorado is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations. The Director of Finance & Operations will be responsible for the financial and human resources portfolio within our small (15-20 employees), but growing non-profit advocacy organization. The successful candidate will be able to thrive within a dynamic environment in which we embrace experimentation, are committed to soberly measuring results, and seek opportunities to learn from both success and failures. Position open until filled. Healthier Colorado
  • 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
  • Conservation Colorado is seeking a Front Range Field Manager.Conservation Colorado is seeking a Front Range Field Manager who will bring vision, energy, and passion to our Front Range organizing team, which focuses on both issue-area and electoral campaigns. This person will manage a team of four organizers, design and implement campaign strategies, provide mentorship and coaching to their staff, and oversee the Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance activities. Last date to apply is April 6, 2018. Conservation Colorado
  • 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:

  • Training is April 14 – The Boulder Reservoir Birds of Special Concern/Raptor Monitoring Program is recruiting. Responsibilities for this volunteer position include monitoring and reporting animal presence, bird behavior, nest locations, fledgling success and wildlife closure violations, and assisting with educating the public. The minimum volunteer commitment for this program is to monitor your chosen site at least once monthly April – July for a total of at least 4 times. The days are flexible. Each session will be about 1.5 hours. Monitoring is most effective at dawn or dusk. Boulder Parks & Recreation
  • Apply by April 15, Boulder – Volunteer with Boulder County Parks and Open Space and become a Mining Museum Guide.Do you love sharing stories, talking with people, and have a passion for history? Volunteers are needed to help visitors explore and learn about mining history at the Nederland Mining Museum and the James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum. Volunteers welcome visitors to the museums, teach them about the mining history of Boulder County, and answer questions about the museum collections and local area. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • April 21 Denver, CO – Join The Nature Conservancy for RiverSweep 2018. We’re excited once again to sponsor The Greenway Foundation’s annual RiverSweep. Volunteers of all ages will help Denver Parks and Recreation by picking up trash, removing weeds + other plant debris, repairing trails, painting park fixtures, and getting our parks ready for summer! The Nature Conservancy
  • Apply by April 22 – Volunteer with Boulder County Parks and Open Space and become a Walker Ranch Living History Volunteer. Help visitors travel back in time to an 1880s ranch in the mountains. Learn fun and easy living history demonstrations to share at special events and weekday school field trips. This is your chance to be a pioneer and give visitors an appreciation for the area’s past: dress in period costume, cook on a wood stove, give tours, chop wood, make shingles, churn butter, and do laundry with a washboard! Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • April 28 Denver – Volunteer for Cottonwood Institute’s 13th Annual Base Camp Bash “With a New Orleans Twist” at Great Divide Brewing Company’s RiNo Event Space. Volunteers get a free ticket and all the food, drink, and fun you can manage. Please email with first and second choices as to your role and phone number. Volunteer roles include set-up, host/hostess, check-in crew, check out crew, CI programs rep, zero-waste hero, raffle and wine pull, auction mingler, live auction/paddle raise spotters, and tech help, merchandiser, and break-down. Email taryn@cottonwoodinstitute.org if you are interested.
  • April and May – Volunteer with Boulder County Parks and Open Space and become an Abert’s Squirrel Monitor. Volunteers monitor Abert’s squirrel populations in ponderosa pine forests to assist in forest treatment planning and post-treatment effects on squirrel populations. The program requires volunteers to monitor once each month during April and May and record signs of Abert’s squirrel activity. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • May 5 Steamboat Springs, CO – Join The Nature Conservancy for Carpenter Ranch Stewardship Day. Grab your work gloves and head out to the ranch. We’re preparing to open for the season and we need your help! Volunteers will help with trail maintenance, facility and grounds as well as garden maintenance. The Nature Conservancy
  • June 16 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • July 14 Fort Collins – Join The Nature Conservancy for Phantom Canyon River Trail Maintenance Day. Volunteers will assist with native plantings, clearing and maintaining the trail corridor along the river. We’ll also implement erosion control infrastructure such as grade work, water bars and cribbing projects. And there may be a need for invasive species removal. The Nature Conservancy
  • July 21 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • July 28 Idaho Falls – Join The Nature Conservancy for South Fork Preserve Stewardship Day. Join Nathan Moyer, The Conservancy’s Southwest Colorado Steward, to help steward the South Fork Preserve! Volunteers will pick up trash along Illium Rd, help control musk thistle, and prune willows along boardwalk. The Nature Conservancy
  • August 18 Colorado Springs – Join The Nature Conservancy for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day. Join the stewardship crew for light trail maintenance, weed mitigation, interior fence removal, trash removal and re-seeding project. With your help, we’ll help maintain this property, that is free and open to the public, for generations to come! The Nature Conservancy
  • August 18 Fort Collins – Join The Nature Conservancy for Phantom Canyon River Trail Maintenance Day. Volunteers will assist with native plantings, clearing and maintaining the trail corridor along the river. We’ll also implement erosion control infrastructure such as grade work, water bars and cribbing projects. And there may be a need for invasive species removal. The Nature Conservancy
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Boulder County Parks and Open Space as a Seamstress or Tailor. Boulder County Parks and Open Space is looking for experienced seamstresses and tailors to help create period clothing for our cultural history programs. Volunteer demonstrators wear these period-appropriate clothes during events at Walker Ranch Homestead where they demonstrate the chores and activities of a working ranch in the late 1800s. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Jefferson County and become a Certified Native Plant Master Volunteer! Take your knowledge to the next level and become a certified Native Plant Master volunteer. As a NPM volunteer, your role is to educate others at your current job or volunteer position. Jefferson County
  • Ongoing – Volunteer with Colorado Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign – an initiative calling on mayors, regardless of political parties, from big cities and small towns to support a vision of 100% clean and renewable energy in their cities, towns, and communities, and across the country. Colorado Sierra Club
  • Ongoing – Volunteer for the Keep it Cool campaign – an action to empower people to encourage retailers on Main Streets all across America to close their doors to wasting energy. Sign up with them if you are interested in mobilizing participants and helping them spread the word about efforts in your community. Keep it Cool
  • Ongoing – Join The Wilderness Society’s Stop Wilderness Attacks By Trump (S.W.A.T) Team to get the weekly newsletter, the S.W.A.T. list, get the facts, take action, and spread the word. The Wilderness Society

Actions:

Urgent actions (those will deadlines fast approaching):

  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell the EPA not to expand the use of bee-killing pesticides. Comments due April 21. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and tell Secretary Zinke to conserve the clean air of our public lands. Comments due April 23. The Wilderness Society
  • Take action and comment on the Clean Power Plan proposed repeal. Comments are due April 26. EPA
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell the EPA that you support the Clean Power Plan. Comments due April 26. NRDC

New actions since last week:

  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and stop Pebble Mine. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Bureau of Land Management no drilling near Great Sand Dunes National Park. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and take the pledge to support clean energy. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and protect 18,000 acres of land from oil and gas development. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Wyoming Governor Mead to step in and stop the Yellowstone grizzly trophy hunt. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Pew Charitable Trusts and thank your Senator for helping to fix our national parks! Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with Sierra Club and stop Trump’s repeal of Clean Water protections against coal ash. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell GM, Ford, and Chrysler: protect clean car standards. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and tell the Trump Administration to save lobos. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell the BLM no leasing near Great Sand Dunes National Park. Sierra Club
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and protect Bears Ears National Monument from corporate polluters. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and tell your Colorado representative to support carbon pollution reductions. Conservation Colorado

Older (but still relevant) actions:

  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your representative to protect our oceans from factory fish farms. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and stop Trump’s repeal of the Clean Water protections against coal ash. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and thank your Colorado representative for voting yes on an effective water conservation measure. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell President Trump and Congress: we demand better. Scott Pruitt must be fired as EPA administrator. NRDC
  • Take action with Sierra Club and submit a comment and tell the BLM that failing to protect the entire original Bears Ears monument is inappropriate and reckless. Sierra Club
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance and demand the BLM leave the methane rule alone. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and urge your state representative to vote to protect Colorado rivers and clean drinking water. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and side with wildlife for climate action; tell the Environmental Protection Agency not to repeal the Clean Power Plan. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and don’t let the Trump administration put polluters before our children. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to oppose Trump’s dirty budget. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and stand up for Federal Bird Conservation funding. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell GM, Ford, and Chrysler to protect clean car standards. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and send a letter to the Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator asking that they release more adult wolves. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell Congress to ban cyanide bombs that threaten pets and wildlife. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with World Wildlife Fund and stop the dams. Keep the Mura River flowing. World Wildlife Fund
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell your Congressperson that you disapprove of EPA’s agenda to make America dirty again. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Utah Diné Bikéyah and submit comments to halt management planning for Bears Ears National Monument until litigation is resolved, respect tribal collaborative management at Indian Creek, and ask the BLM and USFS to extend the deadline 60 days to allow the public more time to comment. Utah Diné Bikéyah
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Department of Interior not to let Trump destroy Bears Ears. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with American Rivers and ask Congress to protect 5,000 new miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers and one million acres of riverside lands. American Rivers
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and tell Congress to make bird conservation a priority and oppose harmful environmental riders. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and urge the National Marine Fisheries Service to stop delaying and to update the orcas’ critical habitat to include coastal waters off Washington, Oregon, and California before it’s too late. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and urge your member of Congress to sponsor a bill that supports prairie conservation in the Farm Bill before it’s too late. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell Xcel Energy to go 100% renewable. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and tell the BLM to stop their sham planning process and let the courts decide if the president’s monument reductions were legal. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and ask Congress to oppose anti-wolf riders or other anti-endangered species riders on the Interior Appropriations Bill. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress that it’s time to wake up and act on climate change. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with the League of Conservation Voters and tell Congress to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Sierra Club and defend pollution protections for public and tribal lands. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Zinke that you stand with Gwich’in against the sale of sacred Arctic lands. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators not to destroy the Tongass National Forest. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and protect the Tongass National Forest from the axe. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with The Pew Charitable Trusts and urge your members of Congress to support Wilderness legislation. The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Trump to maintain protections for elephants. NRDC
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Department of the Interior to stop the fossil fuel industry from polluting on our public lands. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators to stop the EPA from rolling back protections for children on toxic pesticides. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell your Congressperson: I disapprove of EPA’s agenda to make America dirty again. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the Coast Guard to do more to prevent oil spills off the coast of Alaska. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the Air Force you oppose a military takeover of Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and stand strong against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s environmental assaults. NRDC
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the EPA not to let Syngenta off the hook for poisoning people with pesticides. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and save the EPA: tell Scott Pruitt to resign. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and hold Senator Gardner accountable for his anti-environment voting record. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy and act now to protect grizzly bears. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with International Fund for Animal Welfare and tell your Senators to support the Antiquities Act of 2018. International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to replace NAFTA with a trade deal that protects the environment and workers. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and stop Zinke from destroying our public lands. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and don’t let the Trump administration but polluters before our children. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with American Bird Conservancy and keep birds singing on America’s farms and beyond. American Bird Conservancy
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Congress not to let Trump and Pruitt scrap critical research on chemicals. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with League of Conservation Voters and sign the petition to take a stand for clean energy. League of Conservation Voters
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and speak out to keep protections against dangerous oil and gas methane waste on public lands in place. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and sign the protection to keep Chaco Canyon from being fracked. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Audubon and oppose opening our oceans to new offshore drilling. Audubon
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and urge Congress to support wildlife in crisis. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with The Pew CharitableTrusts and protect public lands in Southern Nevada. The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Take action with Sierra Club and submit a comment about your support for strong climate change like the Clean Power Plan. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Natural Resources Defense Council and tell Congress to stop Trump’s dirty, dangerous offshore drilling plan. Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell Congress to protect working families and our planet – not corporate polluters. Friends of the Earth
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 WildEarth Guardians and sign the petition to stop the expansion of military overflights in the Greater Gila Bioregion. WildEarth Guardians
  • 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 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 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 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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