Make the world a little greener with these environmental actions

Every Friday, we post ways that you can contribute to making our region a greener place, including events, community science projects, jobs, internships, scholarships, and direct actions. If you have something you would like included in the next round-up, please email Chris at chris@rockymountainwild.org.

Featured Environmental Actions, Events, and Opportunities

Protect New Mexican pronghorn!

Protect a priority corridor region for pronghorn in New Mexico by sending your comments to the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management November 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale. Comments are due March 6.

Seven pronghorn sit in the snow. One pronghorn walks away. There are mountains in the background.
Teepees on the plains of the Nez Perce National HIstorical Park

Protect greater-sage grouse and the Nez Perce National Historical Park!

The Sale Notice for Montana Bureau of Land Management’s April 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale is now open for protests. Use our resources to submit your protest ahead of the March 13 deadline.

Protect white-tailed prairie dogs and black-footed ferrets in Utah!

Alison’s screen of the scoping information for the UT Bureau of Land Management’s 2nd Quarter 2025 Oil and Gas Lease sale shows conflicts between proposed parcels and a white-tailed prairie dog area, a black-footed ferret management area, and crucial fawning habitat for pronghorn. Use our resources to submit your comments ahead of the March 14 deadline.

Black-footed ferret popping in and out of a burrow
Image is a little brown bat with white nose syndrome. Text says "A deadly disease called white-nose syndrome has infected a bat in Colorado for the first time. Learn how you can help bats in Colorado." In the bottom left corner is the Colorado Bat Watch logo. In the bottom right corner is the website for Colorado Bat Watch coloradobatwatch.org

White-nose syndrome detected in a Colorado bat. Here’s how you can help.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed on Monday, April 24, that a bat infected with white-nose syndrome was found in Colorado for the first time. Finding out where bats are roosting, and monitoring bat populations through Colorado Bat Watch can help experts and officials respond to WNS in Colorado.

Join the GAPS Mentorship Program

The Gender Advancement and Parity in STEM (GAPS) program supports our work to reduce gender bias in our field through mentorship and internships for people from marginalized genders.

We’re taking applications for our mentorship program! The mentorship program connects emerging and more seasoned environmentalists and scientists from marginalized genders together to network, support, and build capacity.

An illustration of two scientists, one holding a beaker and the other by a microscope. Text says "Close the GAPS"

Organizations Working Towards Equity in the Outdoors

In-Person Events

Virtual Events

Community Science Projects

Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships

New Direct Actions

Urgent Direct Actions (those with approaching deadlines)

  • Take action with Wilderness Watch. Your voice is needed to protect the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex from outfitter impacts. Comments are due February 16.
  • Take action with American Rivers. Help protect the Caja del Rio! Stop the proposed power transmission line. Comments are due February 20.
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado. Urge the Bureau of Land Management to protect public lands in Southwest Colorado. Comments are due February 20.
  • Take action with National Park Service. The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a Special Resource Study of the historic Dearfield settlement in Weld County, Colorado, to identify whether it meets criteria to be recommended for potential inclusion as a unit of the national park system. Currently, the NPS is accepting public comment on the study. Comments are due February 23.
  • Take action with Wilderness Watch. The U.S. Navy has proposed the creation of new military airspaces for jet training exercises in Washington State. Unfortunately, the airspaces would overlap with two Wildernesses—the Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wildernesses—and threaten to destroy the solitude and silence found there. Submit your comments by February 23.
  • Take action with Earthjustice. The Inflation Reduction Act unleashed an unprecedented amount of money for hydrogen tax credits. Oil and gas giants and other companies with schemes for making dirty hydrogen are vying for these subsidies. Decisions that the Biden administration makes in the next few months will determine whether that money exacerbates the climate crisis or not. Make sure tax dollars go to hydrogen projects that are truly clean. Comments are due February 26.
  • Take action with Rocky Mountain Wild. Protect a priority corridor region for pronghorn in New Mexico by sending your comments to the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management November 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale. Comments are due March 6.
  • Take action with Rocky Mountain Wild. The Sale Notice for Montana Bureau of Land Management’s April 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale is now open for protests. Alison’s screen shows conflicts between proposed parcels and a greater sage-grouse habitat management area, land within 10 miles of the Nez Perce National Historical Park, and more. Use our resources to submit your protest ahead of the March 13 deadline.
  • Take action with Rocky Mountain Wild. Alison’s screen of the scoping information for the UT Bureau of Land Management’s 2nd Quarter 2025 Oil and Gas Lease sale shows conflicts between proposed parcels and a white-tailed prairie dog area, a black-footed ferret management area, and crucial fawning habitat for pronghorn. Use our resources to submit your comments ahead of the March 14 deadline.
  • Take action with Western Resource Advocates. Join them this election year as they spotlight climate solutions and sow the seeds for a brighter climate tomorrow. Pledge your support for climate action the West, and let’s create a better world together. Pledge due by November 5.

Evergreen Actions (until we succeed)

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