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Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Weekly round-up of environmental events/actions/educational and recreational opportunities and volunteer projects. Click the sections below to view the specific information: Events & Activities Trainings, Workshops, & Webinars Citizen Science Jobs & Internships Volunteer Opportunities Actions & Action Resources If you have something you would like included in the next round-up, please email Chris at chris@rockymountainwild.org. […]

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Give the Gift of Giving at Patagonia Action Works

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager It’s the Giving Season and if you’re anything like me, you’re struggling to decide which nonprofit organizations to donate to and how much to give. There are so many amazing organizations out there, and they’re all doing work important to you. You want to give to every cause […]

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Happy #GivingTuesday. Let’s make this one wild!

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager Today is #GivingTuesday! All around the world, people are celebrating this global day of giving by donating their time, expertise, and cash to the nonprofits that reflect their values. This year, we’re hoping you will join the Rocky Mountain Wild team by either volunteering your time, using your […]

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Thank you for advocating for wildlife crossing structures

By: Tehri Parker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Wild For 20 years we have been advocating for the creation of wildlife crossing structures so that our elk, mule deer, black bears, and lynx can move across the landscape and meet their survival needs. It’s finally starting to happen! Earlier this year, Colorado’s governor, Jared Polis, issued […]

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We’re Stronger Together: Health and Wildlife Activists Ally for the Win

By: Paul Millhouser, Rocky Mountain Wild In response to public pressure in the wake of fatalities arising from abandoned gas lines, the General Assembly passed and Governor Polis signed into law Senate Bill 181, changing the mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to prioritize protecting public health and wildlife resources over oil […]

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Congestion on I-70 Provides Opportunity to Learn About Wildlife

By: Sofia Corley, Rocky Mountain Wild At this time of year, as the ski areas open, the number of people heading into the mountains surges, and requires the masses to brave the dreaded congestion on I-70. The traffic on this mountain corridor gets worse every year, with 13.4 million travelers using this highway to cross […]

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Our Impact – By the Numbers

By Tehri Parker, Executive Director Sometimes in the nonprofit world you work so hard, and so quickly, that you don’t take the time to look back and celebrate what you have accomplished. Here, at Rocky Mountain Wild, the last three years have been an ongoing struggle to simply maintain the conservation protections that we achieved […]

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Our Pikas are Sending Out an SOS (Support Our Scientists)

By: Megan Mueller, Senior Conservation Biologist Our pikas are sending out an SOS! It’s a call to help Support Our Scientists. This year, we trained and deployed over 200 citizen scientists to collect important data to help us protect and advocate for the American pika. Thanks to generous donations from people like you, we have been able to keep […]

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Gunnison sage-grouse: low count, high hopes

By: Megan Mueller and Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild So many of our followers have taken great action to Stand with Gunny and other wildlife the call our prairies home. Together, we have gained Endangered Species Act protection for Gunnison sage-grouse, improved safeguards for Gunnison sage-grouse in management plans, fought to stop oil and gas […]

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Keep the Bulldozers at Bay

By: Matt Sandler, Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Wild Thank you, everyone who has written comments, donating money, volunteered at a Bioblitz, attended an event, or otherwise participated in the fight against the Village at Wolf Creek. For more than 20 years we have been able to keep this incredible high alpine environment free from the […]

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