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

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We are hiring a Colorado Bat Watch Summer 2024 Intern!

We are hiring an intern through our GAPS program to work on the Colorado Bat Watch community science project!

Time Commitment: 32 hr/week for 13.5 weeks (negotiable)
Compensation: $20/hour with paid time off benefits (vacation, health and wellness)
Classification: Short-term, full-time, hourly employee
Work location: Remote with travel around the Front Range, Routt and Pike-San Isabel National Forests

Colorado lawmakers passed a historic bill to restore wolverines to Colorado!

We are so grateful for the bipartisan leadership of Senator Perry Will, Senator Dylan Roberts, Representative Barbara McLachlan, and Representative Tisha Mauro. Their bill paves the way for wildlife experts to reintroduce wolverines using a science based, transparent process that addresses stakeholder concerns. 

A wolverine jumping in the snow
Teepees on the plains of the Nez Perce National HIstorical Park

The new Public Lands Rule emphasizes conservation and recreation!

“Rocky Mountain Wild applauds the Public Lands Rule that finally puts conservation of our land and natural resources on par with other uses. Prioritizing protecting the most intact, functioning landscapes, restoring degraded habitat and ecosystems, and making wise management decisions based on science and Indigenous Knowledge are the primary parts of the rule and are critical to our work of protecting, connecting, and restoring wildlife and wild lands.” 

Justicia Y Equidad Fund applications are open through May 27!

The Justicia y Equidad Fund (JyE Fund) is GreenLatinos’ intermediary grantmaking fund, providing general operating support for small but mighty Latino/a/e environmental, conservation, and climate justice frontline organizations and programs primarily serving frontline Latino/a/e communities in Colorado.

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Image is three children looking through binoculars. Text says "2024 Outdoor Equity Grant Letter of Interest submission period is open through June 4." In the top right corner is the CPW logo

Outdoor Equity Grant Letter of Interest submission period is open!

Ever find yourself navigating the rugged terrain of This year, the Outdoor Equity Grant Board will follow a two-phase process for accepting applications. This new process aims to minimize the investment of applicant time and resources while moving forward the proposals deemed most competitive and the best fit for Outdoor Equity Grant Program funds. The first phase of the application will require a preliminary letter of interest from applicants, then applicants who advance to the second phase of the application process will complete a full application. Letters of Interest will be accepted from April 25 – June 4, 2024.

Protect a priority corridor region for pronghorn!

Please take a moment and send your comments to the Bureau, asking them to protect the wildlife and wild lands in this region by removing parcels that overlap with a priority corridor region for pronghorn. Comments are due June 5.

Six pronghorn stand in a field. Mountains are in the background.
Mule deer running up a snowy slope

Protect high priority habitat for mule deer and aquatic native species in Colorado!

Colorado Bureau of Land Management’s (the Bureau’s) 3rd Quarter 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale overlaps high priority habitat for aquatic native species, high priority winter habitat for mule deer, and more, according to Alison’s screen! Please use our resources below to ask the Bureau to remove affected parcels from the sale list ahead of the June 7 deadline.

Protect greater sage-grouse habitat in Wyoming!

The Sale Notice for Wyoming Bureau of Land Management’s 2nd Quarter 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale is now available. Alison’s screen shows that all parcels are within greater sage-grouse habitat and more! Use our resources to ask the Bureau to remove the parcels ahead of the June 10 deadline.

Greater sage-grouse
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, 2023 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 Rocky Mountain Wild. Please take a moment and send your comments to the Bureau, asking them to protect the wildlife and wild lands in this region by removing parcels that overlap with a priority corridor region for pronghorn. Comments are due June 5.
  • Take action with Rocky Mountain Wild. Colorado Bureau of Land Management’s (the Bureau’s) 3rd Quarter 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale overlaps high priority habitat for aquatic native species, high priority winter habitat for mule deer, and more, according to Alison’s screen! Please use our resources below to ask the Bureau to remove affected parcels from the sale list ahead of the June 7 deadline.
  • Take action with Rocky Mountain Wild. The Sale Notice for Wyoming Bureau of Land Management’s 2nd Quarter 2024 Oil and Gas Lease Sale is now available. Alison’s screen shows that all parcels are within greater sage-grouse habitat and more! Use our resources to ask the Bureau to remove the parcels ahead of the June 10 deadline.
  • Take action with Audubon. Tell the BLM to implement science-based management plans to ensure a future for Greater Sage-Grouse before it’s too late. Comments are due June 13.
  • Take action with Environment America. Tell your governor to apply for monarch habitat funding by June 18.
  • 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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