Field Notes: Bosque Thoughts

By: Erica Prather We went to the Bosque del Apache New Year’s week to see the Sandhill cranes and many other amazing species of wildlife, like the snow geese, roadrunners, coyote, javelina, and Gambel’s quail. The Sandhill cranes have been around for 2.5 million years, stand 4 ft tall and have a 6 ft wingspan. They overwinter […]

A Wildlife Bridge, Picture by Steve Gadomski

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, Conferences, & Opportunities 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 […]


CO Environmental Film Festival, Feb 22

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is an exciting, inspiring, and energizing event screening world-class feature-length and short environmental films with representatives from local and national organization by foreign, local, and youth filmmakers. True to the spirit of Colorado, this event is supporting and attended by people who value the natural world and share a […]


Webinar: Oil & Gas Leasing Process, Feb 21

Oil and gas leasing can be confusing. Alison Gallensky, Rocky Mountain Wild’s GIS Director and Megan Mueller, Rocky Mountain Wild’s Senior Conservation Biologist will host a webinar on Oil & Gas Leasing.  We will be focusing on the federal oil and gas leasing process, opportunities for public engagement, Rocky Mountain Wild’s Oil & Gas Toolkit, and […]

Bat Chat & Hike

Bat Chat & Hike, May 15

Christine Avena, RMW and 100 Women for the Wild member and bat biologist, will lead us on a bat hike. Christine studies the White Nose Syndrome disease in bats and just completed her PhD at CU Boulder. Christine will start the evening with a chat about bat ecology and behavior, followed by a short hike […]


Pikas stink as Valentines, but we love them anyway

Looking for your perfect Valentine? When it comes to pika, you can swipe left. They may be cute and cuddly to look at, but don’t look to pikas for lessons on romance. These critters would be the ultimate date fail.* Take for example their food hoarding habits. All summer long, they rush around the alpine […]


The government’s shutdown but our activism isn’t

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, January 23, 2019 The government has been shut down for over a month. Deadlines for comment and protest periods have come and gone with no real guidance as to if they will be extended when the government does reopen. National parks are being trashed; Joshua Trees are being chopped down; and science […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, an activist playground, coming to Denver next Thursday

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, January 17, 2019 Next Thursday, Rocky Mountain Wild is bringing the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to the Mayan Theatre in Denver, CO for an evening of environmental films, activism, and fun. For those of you who have never been, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a film festival unlike any […]


2018 Maps of Oil and Gas Development

Every year, Rocky Mountain Wild creates high resolution maps showing the widespread impact of oil and gas development on Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. See where drilling is occurring and what lands have been leased by oil and gas companies for current and future development. Download the 2018 Colorado Oil/Gas Development Map , 2018 New Mexico Oil/Gas Development Map , […]


Rendezvous – Earth Treks Englewood, Feb 15

Each month Earth Treks climbing gym hosts a Rendezvous! Whether you are a long-time member or just interested in exploring the gym, the Rendezvous is the place to be. Meet new friends, enjoy free beer and learn about local businesses and causes. Rocky Mountain Wild will be there talking about our citizen science opportunities and […]