Colorado Endangered Species Week Media Kit

Please use the following tools to help guide your social media and marketing for Colorado Endangered Species Week. Feel free to personalize and share your own stories, photos, experiences, and connections to the days as much as possible.

The only things that we ask is that you don’t delete Rocky Mountain Wild from your personalization; your shout outs, pages, and emails should credit us at some point for developing the week and the days’ events. And please, do not create new Facebook events for these events. Use our events pages on Facebook please.

Hashtags

#CESW #CESW2022

Images

On a desktop, please right click “save image as” or on your phone, press and hold until a prompt pops up and save the image to your camera roll. Please be sure to use the credits as we have them listed for any image that you use.

Also, do feel free to use any images you have that fit with the event.

Colorado Endangered Species Week:

Colorado Endangered Species Week banner with photographs of an American pika, a little brown bat, an Uncompahgre frittilary butterfly, a black-footed ferret, and a greater sage-grouse.
General Twitter/Facebook Post Image
Colorado Endangered Species Week banner with photographs of an American pika, a little brown bat, an Uncompahgre frittilary butterfly, a black-footed ferret, and a greater sage-grouse.
General Instagram Post Image
  • American pika, courtesy of Will Thompson, USGS (public domain); little brown bat, courtesy of Ann Froschauer, USFWS (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/6830043084); Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly, courtesy of Andrea N. Williams (CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uncompahgre_fritillary_butterfly_2.jpg); black-footed ferret, courtesy of USGS (public domain); Greater sage-grouse, courtesy of Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (public domain)

Sunday, May 15, Save Grouse

Greater sage-grouse
Greater sage-grouse, courtesy of Tom Koerner, USFWS (public domain), for Instagram
rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay15
Greater sage-grouse, courtesy of Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (public domain), for Facebook and Twitter
Greater sage-grouse
Greater sage-grouse, courtesy of Tom Koerner, USFWS (public domain), for Facebook or Twitter
A greater sage-grouse. Text says "Save Grouse, May 15, 2022. rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay15"
Greater sage-grouse, courtesy of Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (public domain), for Instagram

Monday, May 16, Black-footed ferrets

A pair of black-footed ferrets emerging from a prairie dog hole. Text says "Black-footed Ferrets, May 16, 2022. rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay16"
A pair of black-footed ferrets emerging from a prairie dog hole, courtesy of Kimberly Fraser, USDA (public domain)
A pair of black-footed ferrets emerging from a prairie dog hole. Text says "Black-footed Ferrets, May 16, 2022. rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay16"
A pair of black-footed ferrets emerging from a prairie dog hole, courtesy of Kimberly Fraser, USDA (public domain)

Tuesday, May 17, Protect Pikas

Photograph of an American Pika
Photograph of an American pika standing on talus courtesy of Kristi Odom, https://www.kristiodomfineart.com/, for Twitter and Facebook
An American pika on talus with the text "Protect Pikas, May 17, 2022. rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay17"
Photograph of an American pika standing on talus courtesy of makieni777 (public domain, https://pixabay.com/photos/pika-animal-wildlife-nature-cute-5326942/) for Instagram
Photograph of an American Pika
Photograph of an American pika standing on talus courtesy of Kristi Odom, https://www.kristiodomfineart.com/, for Instagram
An American pika on talus with the text "Protect Pikas, May 17, 2022. rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay17"
Photograph of an American pika standing on talus courtesy of makieni777 (public domain, https://pixabay.com/photos/pika-animal-wildlife-nature-cute-5326942/) for Facebook or Twitter

Wednesday, May 18, Get Curious About Colorado Bats

Hibernating little brown bat with the text "Get Curious About Colorado's Bats, May 18, 2022, rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay18"
Hibernating little brown bat, courtesy of Ann Froschauer, USFWS (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/6830043084)
Hanging out with bats image
Hoary Bat, courtesy of Daniel Neal, Oregon State University, (CC BY-SA 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonstateuniversity/48626857331/)
Hibernating little brown bat with the text "Get Curious About Colorado's Bats, May 18, 2022, rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay18"
Hibernating little brown bat, courtesy of Ann Froschauer, USFWS (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/6830043084)

Thursday, May 19, Protect Pollinators

Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly resting on a rock. Text says "Protect Pollinators, May 19, 2022. rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay19"
Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly resting on a rock, courtesy of Andrea N. Williams (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly resting on a rock. Text says "Protect Pollinators, May 19, 2022. rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay19"
Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly resting on a rock, courtesy of Andrea N. Williams (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Friday, May 20, Wildlife Crossing Structures

Wildlife overpass on State Highway 9 with the test "Wild Solution: Wildlife Crossing Structures, May 20, 2022, rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay20"
Overpass on State Highway 9
Wildlife overpass on State Highway 9 with the test "Wild Solution: Wildlife Crossing Structures, May 20, 2022, rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay20"
Overpass on State Highway 9

Saturday, May 21, Belonging in the Outdoors

A Black couple enjoying nature next to a waterfall. Text says "Belonging in the Outdoors, May 21, 2022, rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay21"
A Black couple enjoying nature next to a waterfall. Courtesy of Nappy.co (public domain, https://nappy.co/photo/514/couple-on-vacation).
A Black couple enjoying nature next to a waterfall. Text says "Belonging in the Outdoors, May 21, 2022, rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay21"
A Black couple enjoying nature next to a waterfall. Courtesy of Nappy.co (public domain, https://nappy.co/photo/514/couple-on-vacation).

Email/Webpage Suggestions

Dear xx,

On May 20, millions of Americans will be celebrating Endangered Species Day! Endangered Species Day is a day set aside to learn about and work towards the protection of all the plant and animal species in our nation that are at risk. This year, we’re celebrating with our friends at Rocky Mountain Wild as they host Colorado Endangered Species Week, May 15-21!

For each day of Colorado Endangered Species Week there are exciting 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. And we’d like to invite you to participate!

[Feel free to include the details of the particular event you are partnering with, or use the general description if you want to advertise the whole week of events.]

General:

The week will include activities to celebrate, learn about, and protect species like greater sage-grouse, black-footed ferrets, bats, American pikas, pollinators, and more! Activities include articles to read, petitions to sign, direct actions to do, movies to watch, and even live Zoom events with species experts! We’ve also got a great suite of activities for kids.

Consider joining us for your favorite day or all seven!

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/cesw or https://www.facebook.com/events/540007564134326 or a page you set up on your website]

Sunday:

Join us on Sunday, May 15 for Save Grouse!

Once abundant throughout the west, the greater sage-grouse is threatened by the loss of its sagebrush habitat. Oil and gas development, sprawl, human destruction of sagebrush, and invasive weeds like cheat grass have all taken a toll on the greater sage-grouse’s habitat. When damaged, sagebrush ecosystems can take 25-100 years to recover.

In 2015 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that this species did not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The decision was based on the implementation of a collaborative, 11 State, science-based conservation strategy that was hailed as a 21st-century approach to conservation. Rocky Mountain Wild was a key participant in the construction of this agreement. Unfortunately, during the summer of 2017, the Trump administration began the process of dismantling the range-wide sage-grouse conservation plants that protect this bird.

Attend the live lunch-and-learn webinar to hear from Daly Edmunds from Audubon Rockies about the history of the bird and its conservation, the 2015 collaborative conservation strategy, what happened to it, what’s been going on recently, and what conservationists need to know when the Bureau of Land Management Land Use Plan Amendments public comment periods open up. This webinar is scheduled for 12:00-1:00 pm MT.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay15 or https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcOCpqjgvHtbWUJo1lhdh205zJtcRq48P for the Zoom event or https://www.facebook.com/events/1492924734459549 for the event Facebook page or a page you set up on your website]

Monday:

Black-footed ferrets rely exclusively on prairie dogs for prey and on prairie dog burrows for shelter. Unfortunately, many landowners, livestock operators, and state agencies consider prairie dogs to be pests and exterminated them from 98% of their historic range, consequently pushing black-footed ferrets to the brink of extinction. There are, at this moment, approximately 300 black-footed ferrets living in the wild.

Join Chamois Andersen, Kaitie Schneider, and Caitlin Cattelino from Defenders of Wildlife for a lunch-and-learn about your new BFFs: Black-footed ferrets! These BFF experts from Defenders will discuss this species’ status, talk about what’s being done to protect and restore the species, what you can do, and answer your questions regarding the restoration process for this species on the brink. 

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay16 or https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoc-moqjkoEtIiZjgz1eEXR1DyOOd9KhOp for the Zoom event or the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/515602016720217 or a page you set up on your website]

Tuesday:

The American pika has adapted to an extremely narrow set of living conditions. During the winter it relies on snowpack for insulation from sub-freezing air temperatures, and during the summer it avoids overheating by resting in cool spaces found under the rocks in talus and boulder-fields.

These adaptations are great for thriving in environments that are harshly cold for most of the year, but they also make the American pika vulnerable to a warming climate. As climate changes, the American pika is threatened by reductions in snowpack and longer, warmer summers that might change the quality of their forage and reduce the amount of time they can spend foraging in the warmer temperatures above the rocks.

Learn what you can do to protect pikas.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay17 or https://www.facebook.com/events/510247253905881 for the Facebook event page or a page you set up on your website]

Wednesday:

Colorado is home to 18 bat species. Three of those species (Fringed myotis, Hoary bat, and Townsend’s big-eared bat) are US Forest Service Region 2 Sensitive Species – which means that there is concern about their long-term viability on Forest Service lands.

Bats face numerous threats in Colorado, such as habitat loss and climate change. In addition, hibernating bats in Colorado may be impacted by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a pathogen that has killed millions of bats in the eastern and midwestern U.S. since 2006. WNS has not been detected in Colorado, but is now present in adjacent states. 

Unfortunately, relatively little is currently known about the population status of most species of bats in Colorado. This prevents land managers and conservation organizations develop strategies and programs to protect bats and their habitats. Find out how you can get curious and help collect data about Colorado bats.

Plus, sign up for the Evening Bat Conservation Hike in Wheat Ridge! Aaron Sidder from Bat Conservation International will lead a discussion on the ecology of bats, where they live, what they do, and why they’re important. He’ll also bring in some tips for making your home, yard, or park more bat-friendly as well as identifying species bats in real-time with an Echo Meter Touch Bat Detector.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay18 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cesw-2022-bat-conservation-hike-tickets-336584582547 for the bat hike registration or https://www.facebook.com/events/529680715328043 for the Facebook event page or a page you set up on your own website.]

Thursday:

Populations of pollinators are declining around the world, including here in Colorado. Pollinator habitat loss, non-native species invasion, climate change, and pesticides are all challenges that pollinators face. Find out what you can do to protect pollinators here in Colorado and beyond!

Plus, join Rocky Mountain Wild, American Bird Conservancy, and People and Pollinators Action Network for the live Zoom event: Take Flight from Chemical Pesticides. Conventional chemical pesticides have been widely used since the mid-1900s, and their full effects on the environment continue to come into greater focus. Birds are one of the hardest-hit taxa from the widespread overuse of chemical pesticides, particularly from pesticide coatings on seeds, and their fate is closely tied to that of insects and people. Join us for a look back at past pesticide regulations, current effects of conventional pesticides on birds, and what we can do to secure a safer and less-toxic future for birds, insects, and humans. Register to save your spot.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay19 or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1KDTE7sHajaGxDncTjT2byNt1GpUMhH7T5RIfknXTMeU-Dg/viewform for the webinar registration or https://www.facebook.com/events/514161673578808 for the Facebook event page or a page you set up on your own website.]

Friday:

This Endangered Species Day, join us in learning about an important wildlife solution: wildlife crossing structures! These structures, including overpasses, tunnels, viaducts, and culverts are increasingly being included in transportation planning as they can greatly reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and provide connected landscapes to species who need access to important habitat and food sources.

Learn more about these structures and how you can support them.

Attend our live lunch-and-learn webinar to hear about different wildlife crossing structures that have already been implemented and have begun protecting beloved, imperiled, threatened, and endangered species! 

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay20 or https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItfu2uqDIsH9Xdb4Jc_LmZwrWD9j6Zrp7K for the webinar registration or https://www.facebook.com/events/988363002044713 for the Facebook event or a page you make on you own website.

Saturday:

Saturday, May 21 is Colorado Public Lands Day! It’s a day to celebrate our public lands as vital resources providing clean water, protecting wildlife habitat, and offering many recreation opportunities.

However, not every Coloradan feels invited, welcome, or safe in our public lands. Learn more about organizations working to increase a sense of belonging in the outdoors, some of the issues, and how you can help.

Attend the live Belonging in the Outdoors Roundtable as marginalized Coloradans discuss why they do or do not feel invited, welcome or safe recreating in Colorado’s public lands, working in the environmental or outdoors industries, or participating in community science without critical mass; how those that do began to, and what those who don’t need to.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay21 or https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqc-GgrDktGtSLXVxobW8Haod-b1kcEZOi for the webinar or https://www.facebook.com/events/305962521716162 for the Facebook even page or a page you make on your own website.

The Most Awesome Environmental Online Auction in the Front Range (for silent auction donors):

This year, 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. And you’ll never guess what we donated! [Discuss what you donated and connections to environmental/sustainable practices]. The online auction closes on May 21 at 12 pm MT, so be sure to register and bid often, bid high – it’s for a great cause!

[Link to: https://www.silentauctionpro.com/bidonlinegrid.php?groupId=1808 or page you set up on your website]

Facebook Suggestions:

Tip: To properly tag, be sure to move your cursor after the last letter in the tag until it shows up on Facebook.

General:

On May 20, millions of Americans will be celebrating Endangered Species Day! Endangered Species Day is a day set aside to learn about and work towards the protection of all the plant and animal species in our nation that are at risk. This year, we’re celebrating with our friends at @rockymountainwild as they host Colorado Endangered Species Week, May 15-21!

For each day of Colorado Endangered Species Week there are exciting 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. And we’d like to invite you to participate!

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/cesw or https://www.facebook.com/events/540007564134326 or a page you set up on your website]

Sunday:

On Sunday, May 15, learn ways you can save grouse with @rockymountainwild! Learn about the threats to greater sage-grouse, use our resources to submit a protest to upcoming oil and gas lease sales that include parcels that overlap with important greater sage-grouse habitat, sign up to improve critical habitat for greater sage-grouse with @wrv.restore, and more.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay15 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1492924734459549 for the event Facebook page or a page you set up on your website]

OR

Join @rockymountainwild and @AudubonRockies for a live Zoom event: It’s Almost Time to Rally to Save Grouse. During this live lunch-and-learn webinar, you’ll hear from Daly Edmunds from Audubon Rockies about the history of the bird and its conservation, the 2015 collaborative conservation strategy, what happened to it, what’s been going on recently, and what conservationists need to know when the Bureau of Land Management Land Use Plan Amendments public comment periods open up.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay15 or https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcOCpqjgvHtbWUJo1lhdh205zJtcRq48P for the Zoom event or https://www.facebook.com/events/1492924734459549 for the event Facebook page or a page you set up on your website]

Monday:

On Monday, May 16, join @rockymountainwild and @DefendersofWildlife to learn all about your new BFFs: black footed ferrets! Learn about current threats to black-footed ferrets and how reintroduction programs have been successful at growing the population, use our resources to submit a protest to Wyoming’s upcoming lease sale that includes important habitat for white-tailed and black-tailed prairie dogs including potential black-footed ferret reintroduction sites, and more.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay16 or the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/515602016720217 or a page you set up on your website]

OR

Join @rockymountainwild and @DefendersofWildlife for a live Zoom event: Your New BFFs, Black Footed Ferrets. During this live lunch-and-learn webinar, you’ll hear from Chamois Andersen, Kaitie Schneider, and Caitlin Cattelino from Defenders of Wildlife. These BFF experts from Defenders will discuss this species’ status, talk about what’s being done to protect and restore the species, what you can do, and answer your questions regarding the restoration process for this species on the brink. Register to save your spot.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay16 or https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoc-moqjkoEtIiZjgz1eEXR1DyOOd9KhOp for the Zoom event or the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/515602016720217 or a page you set up on your website]

Tuesday:

On Tuesday, May 17, join @rockymountainwild and @ColoradoPikaProject to learn ways you can help the experts protect pikas! Learn about threats to pikas, how you can help the experts collect important data on the effects of climate change on pikas, how you can fight climate change by protecting carbon-sequestering prairie, and more.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay17 or https://www.facebook.com/events/510247253905881 for the Facebook event page or a page you set up on your website]

Wednesday:

On Wednesday, May 18, join @rockymountainwild and @BatCon to get curious about Colorado bats! Relatively little is currently known about the population status of most species of bats in Colorado. Learn how you can help the experts learn more, how to build a bat house to help urban bats, and be the first to beta test our new website for Colorado Bat Watch!

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay18 or https://www.facebook.com/events/529680715328043 for the Facebook event page or a page you set up on your own website.]

OR

On Wednesday, May 18, join @rockymountainwild and Aaron Sidder from @BatCon for an evening conservation bat hike in Wheat Ridge! Aaron will lead a discussion on the ecology of bats, where they live, what they do, and why they’re important. He’ll also bring in some tips for making your home, yard, or park more bat-friendly as well as identifying species bats in real-time with an Echo Meter Touch Bat Detector. Register to save your spot.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay18 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cesw-2022-bat-conservation-hike-tickets-336584582547 for the bat hike registration or https://www.facebook.com/events/529680715328043 for the Facebook event page or a page you set up on your own website.]

Thursday:

On Thursday, May 19, join @rockymountainwild, @AmericanBirdConserve, and @PeopleandPollinators to learn how to protect pollinators! Check out the free screening of “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” and get a free native wildflower packet sent directly to you. Plus, learn about tons of community science projects you can participate in with the whole family to help scientists understand the current status of our pollinators.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay19 or https://www.facebook.com/events/514161673578808 for the Facebook event page or a page you set up on your own website.]

OR

On Thursday, May 19, join @rockymountainwild, @AmericanBirdConserve, and @PeopleandPollinators for a live Zoom event: Take Flight from Chemical Pesticides. Conventional chemical pesticides have been widely used since the mid-1900s, and their full effects on the environment continue to come into greater focus. Birds are one of the hardest-hit taxa from the widespread overuse of chemical pesticides, particularly from pesticide coatings on seeds, and their fate is closely tied to that of insects and people. Join us for a look back at past pesticide regulations, current effects of conventional pesticides on birds, and what we can do to secure a safer and less-toxic future for birds, insects, and humans. Register to save your spot.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay19 or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1KDTE7sHajaGxDncTjT2byNt1GpUMhH7T5RIfknXTMeU-Dg/viewform for the webinar registration or https://www.facebook.com/events/514161673578808 for the Facebook event page or a page you set up on your own website.]

Friday:

On Endangered Species Day, join @rockymountainwild to learn about a wild solution: wildlife crossing structures! Wildlife crossing structures are a proven way to mitigate habitat fragmentation. Read more about it, find out how you can support efforts to build more wildlife crossing structures, and learn about structures that have already begun protecting species.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay20 or https://www.facebook.com/events/988363002044713 for the Facebook event or a page you make on you own website.

OR

On Endangered Species Day, join @rockymountainwild, Beth Pratt from @NationalWildlife, and Michelle Cowardin from @CoParksWildlife about different wildlife crossing structures that have already been implemented and have begun protecting beloved, imperiled, threatened, and endangered species! Register to save your spot.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay20 or https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItfu2uqDIsH9Xdb4Jc_LmZwrWD9j6Zrp7K for the webinar registration or https://www.facebook.com/events/988363002044713 for the Facebook event or a page you make on you own website.]

Saturday:

On Colorado Public Lands Day, join @rockymountainwild to investigate how we can make sure everyone feels a sense of belonging in our public lands! Learn about organizations ensuring everyone’s belonging, hear the stories from marginalized outdoorists, and learn ways you can help everyone feel they belong.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay21 or https://www.facebook.com/events/305962521716162 for the Facebook even page or a page you make on your own website.]

OR

This Colorado Public Lands Day, attend the live evening roundtable as marginalized Coloradans discuss why they do or do not feel invited, welcome or safe recreating in Colorado’s public lands, how those that do began to, and what those who don’t need to. We will also be fielding audience questions, but will be prioritizing those that come from people who identify as a marginalized Coloradan (Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color, LGBTIQA2+, and/or disabled). Register to save your spot.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay21 or https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqc-GgrDktGtSLXVxobW8Haod-b1kcEZOi for the webinar or https://www.facebook.com/events/305962521716162 for the Facebook even page or a page you make on your own website.]

The Most Awesome Environmental Online Auction in the Front Range (for silent auction donors):

This year, @rockymountainwild’s 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. And you’ll never guess what we donated! [Discuss what you donated and connections to environmental/sustainable practices]. The online auction closes on May 21 at 12 pm MT, so be sure to register and bid often, bid high – it’s for a great cause!

[Link to: https://www.silentauctionpro.com/bidonlinegrid.php?groupId=1808 or page you set up on your website]

Instagram Suggestions:

Please be sure to use the proper attribution for the photographs you use.

General:

On May 20, millions of Americans will be celebrating Endangered Species Day! Endangered Species Day is a day set aside to learn about and work towards the protection of all the plant and animal species in our nation that are at risk. This year, we’re celebrating with our friends at @rockymtwild as they host Colorado Endangered Species Week, May 15-21!

For each day of Colorado Endangered Species Week there are exciting 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. And we’d like to invite you to participate! https://rockymountainwild.org/cesw

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #COEdangeredSpeciesWeek #COEndangeredSpeciesWeek2022 #EndangeredSpeciesDay #Colorado #ProtectOurSpecies

Sunday:

On Sunday, May 15, learn ways you can save grouse with @rockymtwild! Learn about the threats to greater sage-grouse, use our resources to submit a protest to upcoming oil and gas lease sales that include parcels that overlap with important greater sage-grouse habitat, sign up to improve critical habitat for greater sage-grouse with @wrv.restore, and more.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay15 or a page you set up on your website]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #SaveGrouse

OR

Join @rockymtwild and @audubonrockies for a live Zoom event: It’s Almost Time to Rally to Save Grouse. During this live lunch-and-learn webinar, you’ll hear from Daly Edmunds from Audubon Rockies about the history of the bird and its conservation, the 2015 collaborative conservation strategy, what happened to it, what’s been going on recently, and what conservationists need to know when the Bureau of Land Management Land Use Plan Amendments public comment periods open up.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay15 or a page you set up on your website]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #SaveGrouse

Monday:

On Monday, May 16, join @rockymtwild and @defendersofwildlife to learn all about your new BFFs: black footed ferrets! Learn about current threats to black-footed ferrets and how reintroduction programs have been successful at growing the population, use our resources to submit a protest to Wyoming’s upcoming lease sale that includes important habitat for white-tailed and black-tailed prairie dogs including potential black-footed ferret reintroduction sites, and more.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay16 or a page you set up on your website]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #BFF #BlackFootedFerret

OR

Join @rockymtwild and @defendersofwildlife for a live Zoom event: Your New BFFs, Black Footed Ferrets. During this live lunch-and-learn webinar, you’ll hear from Chamois Andersen, Kaitie Schneider, and Caitlin Cattelino from Defenders of Wildlife. These BFF experts from Defenders will discuss this species’ status, talk about what’s being done to protect and restore the species, what you can do, and answer your questions regarding the restoration process for this species on the brink. Register to save your spot.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay16 or a page you set up on your website]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #BFF #BlackFootedFerret

Tuesday:

On Tuesday, May 17, join @rockymtwild and @pika.partners to learn ways you can help the experts protect pikas! Learn about threats to pikas, how you can help the experts collect important data on the effects of climate change on pikas, how you can fight climate change by protecting carbon-sequestering prairie, and more.

[Link to: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay17 or a page you set up on your website]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #AmericanPika #Pika #COPikaProject

Wednesday:

On Wednesday, May 18, join @rockymtwild and @BatConservationInternational to get curious about Colorado bats! Relatively little is currently known about the population status of most species of bats in Colorado. Learn how you can help the experts learn more, how to build a bat house to help urban bats, and be the first to beta test our new website for Colorado Bat Watch!

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay18 or a page you set up on your own website.]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #Bats #Colorado #COBatWatch

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On Wednesday, May 18, join @rockymtwild and Aaron Sidder from @BatConservationInternational for an evening conservation bat hike in Wheat Ridge! Aaron will lead a discussion on the ecology of bats, where they live, what they do, and why they’re important. He’ll also bring in some tips for making your home, yard, or park more bat-friendly as well as identifying species bats in real-time with an Echo Meter Touch Bat Detector. Register to save your spot.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay18 or a page you set up on your own website.]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #Bats #Colorado #COBatWatch

Thursday:

On Thursday, May 19, join @rockymtwild, @americanbirdconservancy, and @peopleandpollinators to learn how to protect pollinators! Check out the free screening of “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” and get a free native wildflower packet sent directly to you. Plus, learn about tons of community science projects you can participate in with the whole family to help scientists understand the current status of our pollinators.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay19 or a page you set up on your own website.]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #Pollinators #Colorado #ProtectPollinators

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On Thursday, May 19, join @rockymtwild, @americanbirdconservancy, and @peopleandpollinators for a live Zoom event: Take Flight from Chemical Pesticides. Conventional chemical pesticides have been widely used since the mid-1900s, and their full effects on the environment continue to come into greater focus. Birds are one of the hardest-hit taxa from the widespread overuse of chemical pesticides, particularly from pesticide coatings on seeds, and their fate is closely tied to that of insects and people. Join us for a look back at past pesticide regulations, current effects of conventional pesticides on birds, and what we can do to secure a safer and less-toxic future for birds, insects, and humans. Register to save your spot.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay19 or a page you set up on your own website.]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #Pollinators #Colorado #ProtectPollinators

Friday:

On Endangered Species Day, join @rockymtwild to learn about a wild solution: wildlife crossing structures! Wildlife crossing structures are a proven way to mitigate habitat fragmentation. Read more about it, find out how you can support efforts to build more wildlife crossing structures, and learn about structures that have already begun protecting species.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay20 or a page you make on you own website.

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #ConnectedLandscapes #Colorado #WildlifeCrossingStructures

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On Endangered Species Day, join @rockymtwild, Beth Pratt from @nationalwildlife, and Michelle Cowardin from @coparkswildlife about different wildlife crossing structures that have already been implemented and have begun protecting beloved, imperiled, threatened, and endangered species! Register to save your spot.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay20 or a page you make on you own website.]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #ConnectedLandscapes #Colorado #WildlifeCrossingStructures

Saturday:

On Colorado Public Lands Day, join @rockymtwild to investigate how we can make sure everyone feels a sense of belonging in our public lands! Learn about organizations ensuring everyone’s belonging, hear the stories from marginalized outdoorists, and learn ways you can help everyone feel they belong.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay21 or a page you make on your own website.]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #Belonging #DiversifyOutdoors #COPublicLandsDay #Colorado

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This Colorado Public Lands Day, attend the live evening roundtable as marginalized Coloradans discuss why they do or do not feel invited, welcome or safe recreating in Colorado’s public lands, how those that do began to, and what those who don’t need to. We will also be fielding audience questions, but will be prioritizing those that come from people who identify as a marginalized Coloradan (Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color, LGBTIQA2+, and/or disabled). Register to save your spot.

[Link to https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay21 or a page you make on your own website.]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022 #Belonging #DiversifyOutdoors #COPublicLandsDay #Colorado

The Most Awesome Environmental Online Auction in the Front Range (for silent auction donors):

This year, @rockymtwild’s 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. And you’ll never guess what we donated! [Discuss what you donated and connections to environmental/sustainable practices]. The online auction closes on May 21 at 12 pm MT, so be sure to register and bid often, bid high – it’s for a great cause!

[Link to: https://bit.ly/cesw_auction or page you set up on your website]

📷: [the attribution of the photograph you use] #CESW #CESW2022

Twitter Suggestions:

Absolutely feel free to thread with these and discuss your attachment to, support of, or connection if any to the days as well.

General:

On May 20, millions of Americans will be celebrating Endangered Species Day! Join us & our friends at @RockyMtWild as they host the CO Endangered Species Week, May 15-21! The week has activities to celebrate, learn about & protect species. https://rockymountainwild.org/cesw

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Join us May 15-21 for CO Endangered Species Week! Our friends at @RockyMtWild have put together things to read, petitions to sign, movies to watch, and even live Zoom events with species experts! We’ve also got a great suite of activities for kids! https://rockymountainwild.org/cesw

Sunday:

On May 15, learn ways you can save grouse with @RockyMtWild! Learn threats, submit protests to #OilAndGas lease sales, sign up to improve critical habitat, & more! #SaveGrouse https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay15

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Join @RockyMtWild & @AudubonRockies on May 15 for a live Zoom event: It’s Almost Time to Rally to Save Grouse! Learn what you need to know to #SaveGrouse when the @BLM_CO Land Use Plan Amendments public comment period opens up: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcOCpqjgvHtbWUJo1lhdh205zJtcRq48P

Monday:

On May 16, join @RockyMtWild and @Defenders to learn all about your new BFFs: black-footed ferrets! Learn all about how reintroduction programs have been successful and how you can help. https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay16

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Join @RockyMtWild and @Defenders for a live Zoom event: Your New BFFs: Black-footed Ferrets! Learn about the status, what’s being done to restore the species, what you can do, and more. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoc-moqjkoEtIiZjgz1eEXR1DyOOd9KhOp

Tuesday:

On May 17, join @RockyMtWild to learn ways you can help the experts protect pikas! Learn about community science projects and how you can fight climate change by protecting carbon-sequestering prairie! https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay17

Wednesday:

On May 18, join @RockyMtWild and @BatConIntl to get curious about CO bats! Relatively little is known about the population status of most bats in CO. Learn how you can help. Plus, be the first to beta test our new Colorado Bat Watch website! https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay18

OR

On May 18, join @RockyMtWild and Aaron Sidder from @BatConIntl for an evening bat conservation hike in Wheat Ridge! Aaron will discuss bat ecology, where they live, what they do, and why they’re important. Register to save your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cesw-2022-bat-conservation-hike-tickets-336584582547

Thursday:

On May 19, join @RockyMtWild, @ABCbirds, & PPAN to learn how to protect pollinators! Plus, check out a free screening of “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” and get a free native wildflower packet sent to your home for CO Endangered Species Week! https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay19

OR

On May 19, join @RockyMtWild, @ABCbirds, & PPAN for a live Zoom event: Take Flight from Chemical Pesticides. Birds are one of the hardest-hit taxa from the widespread overuse of chemical pesticides. Learn how you can help. Register to save your spot: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1KDTE7sHajaGxDncTjT2byNt1GpUMhH7T5RIfknXTMeU-Dg/viewform

Friday:

On #EndangeredSpeciesDay, join @RockyMtWild to learn about a wild solution: wildlife crossing structures! Wildlife crossing structures are a proven way to mitigate habitat fragmentation. Learn more about them: https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay20

OR

On #EndangeredSpeciesDay, join @RockyMtWild @NWF & @COParksWildlife for a live Zoom event: Wild Solution: Wildlife Crossing Structures. Hear about different wildlife crossing structures that have already been implemented and have begun protecting species! https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItfu2uqDIsH9Xdb4Jc_LmZwrWD9j6Zrp7K

Saturday:

On #COPublicLandsDay, join @RockyMtWild to investigate how we can make sure everyone feels a sense of belonging in our public lands! Learn about orgs ensuring everyone’s belonging, hear stories, and learn ways you can help everyone feel they belong. https://rockymountainwild.org/ceswmay21

OR

On #COPublicLandsDay, attend the live evening roundtable as marginalized Coloradans discuss why they do or do not feel invited, welcome, or safe recreating in CO’s public lands, how those that do began to, and what those who don’t need to. Save your spot: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqc-GgrDktGtSLXVxobW8Haod-b1kcEZOi 

The Most Awesome Environmental Online Auction in the Front Range (for silent auction donors):

This year, @rockymtwild’s #CESW includes the Most Awesome Enviro Online Auction in the Front Range! And you’ll never guess what we donated! [Discuss what you donated and connections to environmental/sustainable practices]. https://www.silentauctionpro.com/bidonlinegrid.php?groupId=1808