Celebrate the species you love during CO Endangered Species Week

Banner featuring Colorado endangered, threatened, and imperiled species

On May 12-18, 2024, Rocky Mountain Wild and our partners will host the 8th annual Colorado Endangered Species Week! This week is dedicated to providing educational events and advocacy opportunities to protect the planet and species at risk here in Colorado.

During this week, Rocky Mountain Wild and our partners organize speakers, fundraisers, direct actions, and other activities along the Front Range, with major events occurring in Boulder and Denver, as well as activities you can take part in from the comfort of your own home.

Join us for the events and for The Most Awesome Environmental Online Auction in the Front Range! All items in this auction have been donated by members of a green coalition (1% for the Planet, Certifiably Green Denver, Certified Green Lafayette, Climate Neutral Certified, The Conservation Alliance, Good Food 100, Green America, etc) or the item itself may replace a less environmental one.

Events for your favorite CO endangered species:

During Colorado Endangered Species Week, we’ll be focusing on a few of our important species or wild places, or a solution that protects our important species or wildly places here in Colorado. We will feature a suite of activities, including things to read, direct actions to take, and things to watch to help us learn about and advocate for our Colorado imperiled, threatened, and endangered species!

Not in the area? A lot of the activities can be taken from wherever you are! You can also check out Endangered Species Coalition’s Event Map for activities and actions in your city!

Schedule coming soon.

The Most Awesome Environmental Online Auction in the Front Range:

Colorado Endangered Species Week includes The Most Awesome Environmental Online Auction in the Front Range, with auction items that are either donated by a business with a green coalition membership or items that are environmental in nature.

The online auction will open at noon MT on May 10 and close at noon MT on May 18.

Businesses interested in donating: here is more information about the silent auction. If you would like to donate something to the auction, please fill out our Google form (preferred) or email chris@rockymountainwild.org with the details.

A list of donors coming soon.

Colorado Endangered Species Week Partners:

This week can’t happen without the help of all our partners. If you are interested in becoming a Media Sponsor, a Resource Partner, an Event Partner, or a Sponsor, please check out our Sponsorship Packet and email Chris at chris@rockymountainwild.org with the type of partnership you would like to have this year.

A list of current partners coming soon.

For the Kids (and Kids at Heart):

Header image: Top row: American pika (imperiled, but not listed) courtesy of Will Thompson, USGS; boreal toad (state endangered) courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife; greater sage-grouse (state special concern) courtesy of Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management; Colorado River cutthroat trout (state special concern) courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife; least tern (state endangered) courtesy of Amanda Boyd, USFWS; Bottom row: burrowing owl (state threatened) courtesy of Ben Lawrence; kit fox (state endangered) courtesy of Kelly Rigby, Bureau of Land Management; clay-loving wild buckwheat (state endangered) courtesy of Langton Alicia, USFWS; longnose leopard lizard (state special concern) courtesy of William Bosworth, ID Department of Fish and Game. All images are public domain.