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Bureau of Land Management’s Virtual Public Meeting on Greater Sage-Grouse, Jan 24

The Bureau of Land Management (Bureau) has scheduled a virtual public meeting to gather input on the greater sage-grouse range-wide management plan. The public forum is online on Zoom and scheduled for January 24, 6:30-8 pm MST.

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Environmental Actions Weekly Round Up

Every Friday, we post ways that you can contribute to making our region a greener place, including events, community science projects, jobs, internships, scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and direct actions. We have also included things you can do to support the Black Lives Matter movement. If you have something you would like included in the next […]

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Rocky Mountain Wild Lynx Tree

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Another win for Wolf Creek Pass!

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl and Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild Remember in 2015 when the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture (LMJV) exchanged a private parcel to the Forest Service (Service) in exchange for Service land adjacent to Highway 160? We challenged that exchange in Court, arguing that it failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, the […]

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Give the gift that protects biodiversity on Cyber Monday!

Give the gift that protects biodiversity by adopting a little brown bat or American pika! Adopt a bat and support the community science program, Colorado Bat Watch. This program utilizes community scientists to collect data to enable agencies to monitor bat species over time and better understand the impacts of White Nose Syndrome and other […]

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All’s Well That Ends Wells – A look back at oil and gas in 2021

Phew! 2021 was a bit of a whirlwind when it came to oil and gas leasing. Here’s what happened: Right at the beginning of the year, we had a significant win here in Colorado when new regulations for oil and gas development increased protection of 12.7 million acres of public lands! Alison created an interactive storymap to […]

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What Colorado Pika Project accomplished in 2021

This year, we had so many great accomplishments we wanted to share with you! In 2021 we had a record number of volunteer community scientists in the field collecting data. In fact, we had 438 volunteers (over 100 were new to the program) who contributed 1,640 hours, conducting 205 pika surveys (as of today’s count; we’re still receiving […]


In the News

Colorado Corridors Project “Colorado State Highway 9 Wildlife Crossings – The First Five Years.” Colorado Department of Transportation. June 29, 2021. “He Set Out For a Long Walk Down Roadkill Highway.” Todd Wilkinson, Mountain Journal. October 12, 2020. “Hike of the Week: Join Walking Mountains for an outdoor, hands-on version of the popular Science Behind […]

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Protect, Connect, and Restore Wildlife and Wild Lands

Peer-to-Peer Colorado Gives Fundraising Kit Thank you so much for taking part in our peer-to-peer fundraising for the Colorado Gives campaign! This is our first year trying a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, so if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let us know! Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement […]

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Films, Auction, and Action

Our virtual showing of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is two weeks away! And we’re excited to bring you a preview of what we’ve got scheduled. The evening itself includes award-winning environmental films that have been selected for their great visual stories, but also for their inspirational qualities that motivate us to continue the cause to […]