COGCC Story Map Media Kit

Please use the following tools to help guide your social media and marketing for the COGCC Story Map. Feel free to personalize and share your own stories, photos, experiences, and connections to the species and wild places mentioned.

The only thing that we ask is that you don’t delete Rocky Mountain Wild’s involvement from your personalization or remove the photo credits.

Facebook Suggestions:

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

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

General Post:

Check out this beautiful story map, created by Alison at @rockymountainwild, to demonstrate how the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (COGCC) new regulations for oil and gas development increase protections of 12.7 million acres of wildlife habitat! https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Image for General Post:

Four pronghorn walking up a hill.
📷: Pronghorn, courtesy of Larry Lamsa (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/larry1732/28496901865)

Wild Lands Post:

The new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules identify and protect habitats that are too sensitive to drill, putting an additional 5.5 million acres of habitat off-limits for the protection of our birds, fish, big game, and at-risk animal species! Check out @rockymountainwild’s full story map showing the wildlife and acres that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules. https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Image for Wild Lands Post:

An elk, sitting on a hill.
📷: Elk in Estes, courtesy of P Barlow Art, (public domain, https://pixabay.com/photos/elk-colorado-estes-mist-deer-4221284/)

Bighorn Sheep Post:

Bighorn sheep are our state animal. The new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules protect almost 7,000 acres of bighorn habitat in the Purgatoire Canyon area, and 239,000 acres statewide! Check out @rockymountainwild’s full story map showing all the wildlife and acres that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules. https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Image for Bighorn Sheep Post:

Two bighorn sheep on a hill.
📷: Bighorn sheep in Rocky Mountain National Park, courtesy of Ingrid Taylar (CC BY-NC 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/49503118795@N01/2977763362)

Mule Deer Post:

The new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules add protection for big game migration corridors! Over 143,000 acres are protected for mule deer migration in North Park alone. Check out @rockymountainwild’s full story map showing all the wildlife and acres that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules. https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Four mule deer running up a hill.
📷: Mule deer, courtesy of Wyoming Game and Fish Department (https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/PDF/Habitat/Mule%20Deer%20Initiative/Platte%20Valley/PVMD_Telemetry-Report.pdf)

Gunnison Sage-Grouse Post:

The new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules increase the no-ground-disturbance buffers around leks (the mating grounds used annually by Gunnison sage-grouse) from 0.6 miles to 1, mile, and require consultation in other critical habitat! Check out @rockymountainwild’s full story map showing all the wildlife and acres that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules. https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Three female Gunnison sage-grouse walking through the snow.
📷: Gunnison sage-grouse, courtesy of Larry Lamsa (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/larry1732/32518888187)

Alison’s Quote Post:

“We know that the most effective way to protect wildlife and manage habitat is to base decision-making on sound science and data. The COGCC members based the new rules on data and testimony from Coloradans across the state, including experts who have studied wildlife and fish populations for decades. These maps provide a visual of the impact of that work.” – Alison Gallensky, @rockymountainwild’s GIS Director. Check out Rocky Mountain Wild’s full story map showing wildlife that is, as of January 15, protected by the new rules developed last year by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Image for Alison’s Quote Post:

An image of a bighorn sheep on Purgatoire Canyon with a quote overlaid that says ""We know that the most effective way to protect wildlife and manage habitat is to base decision-making on sound science and data. The COGCC members based the new rules on data and testimony from Coloradans across the state, including experts who have studied wildlife and fish populations for decades. These maps provide a visual of the impact of that work." - Alison Gallensky"
📷: A bighorn sheep surveys Purgatoire Canyon, courtesy of Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (public domain, https://www.loc.gov/resource/highsm.37810/?r=-0.063,0.002,1.131,0.514,0)

Megan’s Quote Post:

“Colorado’s riparian areas make up just one-percent of our landscape, but support 80% of all wildlife species at some stage in their life cycle. They serve as important travel corridors for many wildlife species. They also protect our clean water supplies and shield against floods that pose a threat to our health and safety.” – Megan Mueller, @rockymountainwild’s Wildlife Biologist. Check out Rocky Mountain Wild’s full story map showing riparian areas that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules developed last year by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Image for Megan’s Quote Post:

Image of the Colorado River overlaid with the quote: ""Colorado's riparian areas make up just one-percent of our landscape, but support 80% of all wildlife species at some stage in their life cycle. They serve as important travel corridors for many wildlife species. They also protect our clean water supplies and shield against floods that pose a threat to our health and safety." - Megan Mueller"
📷: Colorado River, courtesy of Tony Webster (CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colorado_River_Valley_(28753346266).jpg)

Tehri’s Quote Post:

“The oil and gas industry and wildlife and fish populations can co-exist in Colorado. The key is preventing the impacts before they become problematic. When the industry damages critical habitat or migration corridors, the system gets out of balance, and those impacts harm our wildlife populations, local communities, and state economy.” – Tehri Parker, @rockymountainwild’s Executive Director. Check out Rocky Mountain Wild’s full story map showing wildlife and riparian areas that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules developed last year by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Image for Tehri’s Quote Post:

An image of a cow and calf moose, overlaid with the quote: ""The oil and gas industry and wildlife and fish populations can co-exist in Colorado. The key is preventing the impacts before they become problematic. When the industry damages critical habitat or migration corridors, the system gets out of balance, and those impacts harm our wildlife populations, local communities, and state economy." - Tehri Parker"
📷: Cow and calf moose, courtesy of Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/40184897683)

Twitter Suggestions:

Feel free to thread with these and discuss your attachment to, support of, or connection to the new rules.

General Tweet:

Take a look at this story map from @rockymtwild, demonstrating how the @ColoradoOGCC’s new regulations for #OilAndGas development increased protections of 12.7 million acres of wildlife habitat! https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Wild Lands Tweet:

The new @ColoradoOGCC #OilAndGas rules identify and protect habitats that are too sensitive to drill, putting an additional 5.5 million acres of habitat off-limits for the protection! Check out this story map from @rockymtwild showing which acres: https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Bighorn Sheep Tweet:

Bighorn sheep are our state animal. The new @ColoradoOGCC rules will protect almost 7,000 acres of bighorn habitat in the Purgatoire Canyon area! Check out this story map from @rockymtwild showing the changes: https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Mule Deer Tweet:

The new @ColoradoOGCC rules add protection for big game migration corridors! Over 143,000 acres are protected for mule deer migration in North Park alone. Check out this story map from @rockymtwild showing the changes: https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Gunnison Sage-Grouse Tweet:

New @ColoradoOGCC rules increase no-ground-disturbance buffers around leks (mating grounds used by Gunnison sage-grouse) from 0.6 miles to 1 mile & require consultation in other critical habitat! Check out the story map fr @rockymtwild showing the changes: https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap

Instagram Suggestions:

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

Instagram Stories:

These mp4s can be shared in Instagram Stories:

General Post:

Check out this interactive story map, created by Alison Gallensky of @rockymtwild, to demonstrate how the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (COGCC) new regulations for oil and gas development increase protections of 12.7 million acres of wildlife habitat! https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap 📷: Pronghorn, courtesy of Larry Lamsa (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/larry1732/28496901865) #wildlife #ProtectHabitats #habitats #ProtectWildlife #colorado #StoryMap #OilAndGas

Images for General Post:

Text image that says "12.7 million acres of wildlife habitat with increased protections! New COGCC regulations story map: rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap"
Text image, courtesy of Rocky Mountain Wild
Four pronghorn walking up a hill.
📷: Pronghorn, courtesy of Larry Lamsa (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/larry1732/28496901865)

Wild Lands Post:

The new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules identify and protect habitats that are too sensitive to drill, putting an additional 5.5 million acres of habitat off-limits for the protection of our birds, fish, big game, and at-risk animal species! Check out @rockymtwild’s full story map showing the wildlife and acres that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules. https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap 📷: Elk in Estes, courtesy of P Barlow Art, (public domain, https://pixabay.com/photos/elk-colorado-estes-mist-deer-4221284/) #wildlife #ProtectHabitats #habitats #ProtectWildlife #colorado #StoryMap #OilAndGas

Images for Wild Lands Post:

Text image that says "5.5 million acres of wildlife habitat completely off limits to oil and gas development! New COGCC regulations story map: rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap"
Text image, courtesy of Rocky Mountain Wild.
Elk sitting on a hill.
📷: Elk in Estes, courtesy of P Barlow Art, (public domain, https://pixabay.com/photos/elk-colorado-estes-mist-deer-4221284/)

Bighorn Sheep Post:

Bighorn sheep are our state animal. The new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules will protect almost 7,000 acres of bighorn habitat in the Purgatoire Canyon area, and 239,000 acres statewide! Check out @rockymtwild’s full story map showing all the wildlife and acres that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules. https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap 📷: Bighorn sheep in Rocky Mountain National Park, courtesy of Ingrid Taylar (CC BY-NC 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/49503118795@N01/2977763362) #bighorn #BighornSheep #wildlife #ProtectHabitats #ProtectWildlife #colorado #StoryMap #OilAnd Gas

Image for Bighorn Sheep Post:

Two bighorn sheep on a hill.
📷: Bighorn sheep in Rocky Mountain National Park, courtesy of Ingrid Taylar (CC BY-NC 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/49503118795@N01/2977763362)

Mule Deer Post:

The new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules add protection for big game migration corridors! Over 143,000 acres are protected for mule deer migration in North Park alone. Check out @rockymtwild’s full story map showing all the wildlife and acres that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules. https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap 📷: Mule deer, courtesy of Wyoming Game and Fish Department (https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/PDF/Habitat/Mule%20Deer%20Initiative/Platte%20Valley/PVMD_Telemetry-Report.pdf). #wildlife #ProtectHabitats #habitats #ProtectWildlife #colorado #StoryMap #OilAndGas #MuleDeer #deer #BigGame

Image for Mule Deer Post:

Four mule deer running up a hill.
📷: Mule deer, courtesy of Wyoming Game and Fish Department (https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/PDF/Habitat/Mule%20Deer%20Initiative/Platte%20Valley/PVMD_Telemetry-Report.pdf).

Gunnison Sage-Grouse Post:

The new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules will increase the no-ground-disturbance buffers around leks (the mating grounds used annually by Gunnison sage-grouse) from 0.6 miles to 1, mile, and require consultation in other critical habitat! Check out @rockymtwild’s full story map showing all the wildlife and acres that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules. https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap 📷: Gunnison sage-grouse, courtesy of Larry Lamsa (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/larry1732/32518888187) #wildlife #ProtectHabitats #habitats #ProtectWildlife #colorado #StoryMap #OilAndGas #GunnisonSageGrouse #SageGrouse #SaveGrouse

Image for Gunnison Sage-Grouse Post:

Two female Gunnison sage-grouse walking through the snow.
📷: Gunnison sage-grouse, courtesy of Larry Lamsa (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/larry1732/32518888187)

Alison’s Quote Post:

“We know that the most effective way to protect wildlife and manage habitat is to base decision-making on sound science and data. The COGCC members based the new rules on data and testimony from Coloradans across the state, including experts who have studied wildlife and fish populations for decades. These maps provide a visual of the impact of that work.” – Alison Gallensky, @rockymtwild’s GIS Director. Check out Rocky Mountain Wild’s full story map showing wildlife that is, as of January 15, protected by the new rules developed last year by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap 📷: A bighorn sheep surveys Purgatoire Canyon, courtesy of Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (public domain, https://www.loc.gov/resource/highsm.37810/?r=-0.063,0.002,1.131,0.514,0) #wildlife #habitat #science #colorado #StoryMap #ProtectWildlife #OilAndGas

Image for Alison’s Quote Post:

Image is a bighorn sheep on Purgatoire Canyon with a quote overlaid that says ""We know that the most effective way to protect wildlife and manage habitat is to base decision-making on sound science and data. The COGCC members based the new rules on data and testimony from Coloradans across the state, including experts who have studied wildlife and fish populations for decades. These maps provide a visual of the impact of that work." - Alison Gallensky"
📷: A bighorn sheep surveys Purgatoire Canyon, courtesy of Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (public domain, https://www.loc.gov/resource/highsm.37810/?r=-0.063,0.002,1.131,0.514,0)

Megan’s Quote Post:

“Colorado’s riparian areas make up just one-percent of our landscape, but support 80% of all wildlife species at some stage in their life cycle. They serve as important travel corridors for many wildlife species. They also protect our clean water supplies and shield against floods that pose a threat to our health and safety.” – Megan Mueller, @rockymtwild’s Wildlife Biologist. Check out Rocky Mountain Wild’s full story map showing riparian areas that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules developed last year by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap 📷: Colorado River, courtesy of Tony Webster (CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colorado_River_Valley_(28753346266).jpg) #landscape #Colorado #riparian #RiparianAreas #WildlifeSpecies #wildlife #OilAndGas

Image for Megan’s Quote Post:

Image is the Colorado River with overlaid quote that says: ""Colorado's riparian areas make up just one-percent of our landscape, but support 80% of all wildlife species at some stage in their life cycle. They serve as important travel corridors for many wildlife species. They also protect our clean water supplies and shield against floods that pose a threat to our health and safety." - Megan Mueller"
📷: Colorado River, courtesy of Tony Webster (CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colorado_River_Valley_(28753346266).jpg)

Tehri’s Quote Post:

“The oil and gas industry and wildlife and fish populations can co-exist in Colorado. The key is preventing the impacts before they become problematic. When the industry damages critical habitat or migration corridors, the system gets out of balance, and those impacts harm our wildlife populations, local communities, and state economy.” – Tehri Parker, @rockymtwild’s Executive Director. Check out Rocky Mountain Wild’s full story map showing wildlife and riparian areas that are, as of January 15, protected by the new rules developed last year by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). https://rockymountainwild.org/cogcc_storymap 📷: Cow and calf moose, courtesy of Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/40184897683) #landscape #Colorado #CriticalHabitat #habitat #MigrationCorridors #WildlifeSpecies #wildlife #OilAndGas

Image for Tehri’s Quote Post:

Image is a cow and calf moose with a quote overlaid that says: ""The oil and gas industry and wildlife and fish populations can co-exist in Colorado. The key is preventing the impacts before they become problematic. When the industry damages critical habitat or migration corridors, the system gets out of balance, and those impacts harm our wildlife populations, local communities, and state economy." - Tehri Parker"
📷: Cow and calf moose, courtesy of Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge (CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/40184897683)

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