Currently, we have an ongoing campaign to ask the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect critical habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse in their Resource Management Planning Process. These actions will protect more than 93,834 acres of the most important habitat for six small and incredibly vulnerable populations of Gunnison sage-grouse in Southwest Colorado. Protecting these sub-populations will help preserve the genetic diversity of the species, and safeguard against catastrophic events that could wipe out the whole species.
By taking action, you will help to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to enjoy watching the Gunnison sage-grouse dance at sunrise, and benefit all of the other species including antelope, songbirds, owls, and coyotes, that call this area home. Go ahead – give Gunny something to dance about!
This stop is unlike any other. We will host a presentation at Western State University on April 29th where you can take our Gunny actions. Then, on April 30th, we will host a Gunnison Sage-grouse Viewing at the Waunita Watchable Wildlife site. Participants will get to see Gunnison sage-grouse in the wild (birds permitting). Megan will be our Biologist in the Blind, to provide natural history of the bird and answer any questions.
Gunnison Sage-Grouse Presentation at Western State University
Western State Colorado University, 600 N Adams St, Gunnison, CO, Kelley Hall, Room 116
April 29, 2017, 7:00 pm
This free presentation is open to the public. People signed up for the viewing on April 30 are highly encouraged to attend.
Megan will talk about the biology and status of the bird and its habitat, the sagebrush sea. Erica will show her film, “Last Chance to Dance,” about Gunnison sage-grouse and answer questions. And we will have our Roadshow materials, so people can take action on the spot to help protect Gunnison sage-grouse.
While this event is free, we do have limited seating. Please register to reserve your seat.
Gunnison Sage-Grouse Viewing at the Waunita Watchable Wildlife Site
April 30, 2017, 4:30 am
Join Rocky Mountain Wild staff in seeing Gunnison sage-grouse in the wild (birds permitting). Megan, our Biologist in the Blind, will be there to provide natural history of the bird and answer questions.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.
Tickets are $25 per person. Upon registration, you will receive correspondence regarding behavior in the blind, what to bring, and where to meet.
This is an exciting opportunity that we hope you will join us for!
We are already sold out! But if you would like to get on the waiting list, please email Chris.
How else can I help?
- We’re always looking for volunteers to be online ambassadors, spreading the word about this campaign. If you would like to become an online ambassador, email Chris.
- We are also looking for other locations for the Roadshow. If you know of a business or unoccupied space we could rent for a night, email Chris.
- We are also looking for volunteers to help staff Roadshows. If you would like to volunteer for a night to help explain actions or direct people to participate, email Chris.
- We have our #StandWithGunny page with other actions you could take on your own to help influence the BLM in this important decision. Visit our page for all the actions.