The end-of-the-year giving campaign is almost over, but we had to ask you one more time to see if, together, we can reach our goal of raising $80k to support the wildlife and wild lands in our region! (We are currently sitting at $43,461 — plus whatever may be on its way in the mail!)
Here are 5 reasons you may want to donate in the last 3 days of the year.
Reason #1: WOLVERINES!
Megan and Paige lead a coalition of organizations dedicated to returning wolverines to Colorado. We are excited to report that we are working closely with Governor Polis, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, and interested legislators to explore the possibility of reintroducing wolverines to Colorado!
Reason #2: Wolf Creek Pass
We’re still at it; Matt and Travis are still protecting Wolf Creek Pass! After winning another challenge to the Forest Service’s access decision that would have allowed for construction of the massive Wolf Creek development, the agency and private developer appealed the decision. We are currently defending the Court’s decision in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, hoping the appellate judges will continue to value the environment and wildlife over large-scale development.
Reason #3: Better Public Lands Management
This year, the Bureau of Land Management proposed a Public Lands Rule that would modernize their national policies to balance conservation with other uses on public lands. Alison led a virtual workshop about commenting on the rule and worked with partner organizations to support this important reform.
Reason #4: Black-footed Ferrets
Matt worked with partner organizations to bring this case challenging the Endangered Species Act 10j rule that diminishes protections for the endangered black-footed ferret in the state of Wyoming. We successfully kep this case in the D.C. District Court based on the national significance of the rule. We are awaiting a Court Order ruling on the legality of designating all black-footed ferrets in Wyoming as experimental and non-essential.
Reason #5: COMMUNITY SCIENCE!
If there’s one thing we’re known for, it’s great community science projects! This year, Megan and Paige worked with our partners to oversee, train new community scientists, and improve upon the reporting of findings for Colorado Bat Watch, Colorado Corridors Project, Colorado Pika Project, and the Go Big! Central Colorado Bighorn Sheep Survey.
On behalf of all the staff and board at Rocky Mountain Wild, thank you for your support!
Chris Talbot-Heindl (they/them)
Communications Director, Leadership Team
Rocky Mountain Wild
If you can’t give at the moment but want to help species in our region, consider signing up as a community scientist!