The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 2

No Village At Wolf Creek By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild May 27, 2017 As we checked the last things off lists, and completed the necessary steps to get us on the road, the Wolf Creek Order came in. We WON! Wolf Creek Pass will be protected from a massive...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 1

By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild May 20, 2017 Let me introduce myself. My name is Matthew Sandler, you can call me Matt, and I am the Staff Attorney at Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW). After someone works at RMW for five years, they are entitled to take a sabba...

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The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild Canada lynx and ski resorts In late December, we all watched in awe as a Canada lynx lumbered across Purgatory Resort amid astonished skiers in broad daylight. For some, it w...

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Can Eldora Mountain Resort Think Outside the Box? Wildlife is Counting On It

Can Eldora Mountain Resort Think Outside the Box? Wildlife is Counting On It

By: Tehri Parker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Wild “Around here everyone’s got a moose story,” laughs Dave Hallock, Eldora resident and member of the Middle Boulder Creek Coalition (MBCC). We’re standing on a hillside looking down on a wetland n...

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A Day in the Field with American Pika

A Day in the Field with American Pika

By: Terri Slivka July 29, 2016 I was fortunate to win an auction item at the RMW Bites & Brews for Biodiversity event last fall to participate in a day in the field with pika research guru, Dr. Chris Ray. My date with the pikas began with a beautiful hike ...

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Federal Judge Matsch: “Get the guts of the case before me.”

Federal Judge Matsch: “Get the guts of the case before me.”

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager July 12, 2016 Last Friday, during a motions hearing on the Wolf Creek case, Friends of Wolf Creek asked Federal Judge Richard Matsch to compel the Forest Service to obtain and disclose records an...

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Citizen Scientists Participate in Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz

Citizen Scientists Participate in Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz

By: Megan Mueller, Senior Conservation Biologist May 24, 2016 Flowing from the top of the Rockies to the Mississippi River, the Arkansas River is one of America’s mighty river systems. Its headwaters make up an ecological wonderland and a recreational hotsp...

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Tres Rios Field Office Wildlife Maps

Tres Rios Field Office Wildlife Maps

The following maps are of important areas for wildlife (and a few plant) species found on BLM (and neighboring) lands in the Tres Rios Field Office in far southwestern Colorado. These maps were created October 2, 2015 for the Colorado Wildlife Federation and ...

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Wolf Creek Pass – So Much More Than Just Dead Trees

Wolf Creek Pass – So Much More Than Just Dead Trees

For more than a decade Rocky Mountain Wild and a coalition of other conservation organizations have been fighting to stop the development of the “Village at Wolf Creek.”  This proposed development would build roads, homes, condos, retail stores, and energ...

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Wild Connections: Mapping Potential Wilderness Areas

Wild Connections: Mapping Potential Wilderness Areas

Up the East Gulch from its confluence with the Arkansas River, a few miles east of Texas Creek in Fremont County, is Echo Canyon. Further up the gulch, Table Mountain looms to the southwest, past Bull Ridge. Surrounding this mountain, gulch and canyon are 32,0...

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