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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
Organizations Working Towards Equity in the Outdoors
- Adaptive Climbing Group – ACG creates accessible, affordable, and transformational climbing opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Adaptive Sports Center – enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor adventure.
- Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center – providing adaptive sports programs to individuals including adaptive winter ski and snowboard programs at Breckenridge, Keystone, and Copper Mountain Ski Resorts, and summer programs on local rivers, lakes, bike paths, and an adaptive ropes course.
- Colorado Blackpackers – providing gear, outdoor excursions, and outdoor education for free or at subsidized costs and connecting participants with volunteer opportunities, internships, jobs, and post-secondary education resources to create a pipeline from outdoor recreation to outdoor industry careers.
- GirlTrek: Healthy Black Women and Girls – pioneering a health movement for Black women and girls grounded in civil rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership, and health advocacy.
- Defiende Nuestra Tierra – increasing the baseline knowledge of public lands and their management, expanding Latinx participation in public lands management processes, and focusing on specific concerns of local Latinx communities.
- Disabled & Outdoors – disabled people enjoying the outdoors on our terms! The online platform provides resources for accessible programs, amplifies disabled outdoor voices, and aims to create systemic change in the outdoor industry.
- Disabled Hikers – building disability community and an outdoors culture transformed by fair representation, accessibility, and justice for disabled and all other marginalized outdoors people.
- Diversability – a community of people with disabilities (and the people who support us) on a mission to elevate disability pride, together.
- Diversify Outdoors – promoting diversity in outdoor spaces where people of color, LGBTIQA2+, and other diverse identities have historically been underrepresented.
- Environment Americas – connects diverse people to birds and nature and inspires the next generation of conservationists by connecting diverse people to nature and to the protection of birds and their habitats.
- Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) – reaching out to students who have been traditionally overlooked and under-encouraged in science and science-related careers, most notably, youth of color, LGBTIQA2+, and girls.
- Green Latinos – convening a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional, and local environmental, natural resources, and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the U.S. Latino community.
- Greening Youth Foundation – engaging underrepresented youth a nd young adults, while connecting them to the outdoors and careers in conservation.
- High Fives Foundation – creating a universal shift in adventure sports that expands what is possible for those who have faced life-changing injuries.
- Hispanic Access Foundation – helping Latinos build their financial literacy, explore new workforce opportunities, become environmental stewards or advocate for one’s health.
- I AM ADAPTIVE – revolves around three main goals: educate, socialize, mobilize. This is how they fuel the world to become more inclusive and diverse for all kinds of adaptive individuals on their unique life journeys.
- Inclusive Outdoors Project – hosting events that bridge the gap between affinity spaces and outdoor based organizations to grow culturally cohesive practices and spaces within the greater outdoor narrative.
- Latino Outdoors – inspiring, connecting, and engaging Latino communities in the outdoors and embracing cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.
- Native Womens Wilderness – inspiring and raising the voices of Native women in the outdoor realm to encourage a healthy lifestyle within the wilderness and provide an education of the Ancestral Lands and its people.
- Next 100 Coalition – an inclusive vision for the next 100 years of conservation and stewardship in America.
- Next 100 Colorado – committed to the establishment of a just and inclusive parks and public lands system.
- Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project – ensuring that marginalized communities have access to the outdoors and that our history, values, and people are authentically reflected in public lands management.
- Outdoor Afro – celebrating and inspiring Black connections and leadership in nature.
- Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E. – building momentum for the creation of a national equity fund that will ensure long-term investments in programs to serve all youth with opportunities to explore the great outdoors.
- Outdoor Asian – creating a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islands in the outdoors.
- Outdoorist Oath – an action-based commitment to planet, inclusion, and adventure. It offers tools/education for inquiry, a shareable education model, and the hub for a community that cares to build a better future.
- Rising Routes – elevating diverse communities and collaborating with partners to spark public action toward social and environmental resileince.
- Sierra Club Outdoors for All – expanding universal access to nature for children and youth, as well as empowering veterans to continue their service in protecting the land they defend.
- The Venture Out Project – leading backpacking and wilderness trips for the queer and transgender community.
- WildAbility – creating opportunities for disabled youth to create change and become leaders in the climate movement.
For those who feel safe, here are some events happening in person. All locations are in Colorado unless indicated otherwise.
- 2/16-19 Anywhere – Great Backyard Bird Count. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.
- 2/20 Denver – Sensory Friendly Family Movie Night: Antarctica 2D. Experience the Infinity Theatre giant screen with a sensory-friendly family screening of Antarctica! House lighting will be increased and sound levels reduced to create a comfortable experience for all. Sensory and quiet spaces activated nearby. Guests are welcome to move, dance, clap, talk, and laugh during the film!
- 2/21 Denver – Unearthing Painted Worlds: New Archaeological Discoveries of the Moche Culture of Peru. Denver Museum of Nature & Science Curator, Dr. Michele Koons and conservator Megan Salas are a part of a team of scientists who have discovered an astonishing array of mural paintings dating to the late Moche period (ca. 600-800 CE) in the Nepeña Valley of Pañamarca Peru. Newly uncovered paintings portray strange beings — including a two-faced man never before documented in Moche art, women displaying colorful spun threads and weaving tools and extravagantly rich processions of well-dressed individuals. This exciting discovery includes images that are not typical of Moche art, and in fact, add a new understanding of multiculturalism in Moche society at the southern frontier. Join us for first-hand accounts of uncovering these mysterious and culturally significant murals and what they teach us about the Moche people.
- 2/21 Carbondale – Naturalist Nights: “ The Language of Birds.” We’re back with the fourth installment of this winter’s Naturalist Night series with “The Language of Birds” by Nathan Pieplow, a professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado and the former editor of Colorado Birds. You’ll learn how one bird sound can have many meanings, and how one meaning can have many sounds – and how, sometimes, the meaning isn’t in the sounds at all.
- 2/21 Aspen – Naturalist Nights: “ The Language of Birds.” We’re back with the fourth installment of this winter’s Naturalist Night series with “The Language of Birds” by Nathan Pieplow, a professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado and the former editor of Colorado Birds. You’ll learn how one bird sound can have many meanings, and how one meaning can have many sounds – and how, sometimes, the meaning isn’t in the sounds at all.
- 2/22 Denver – Exploring Everest – Full Circle Expeditions. Expand your horizons and witness the perseverance of Full Circle Expeditions—the first all-Black team to attempt to summit Mount Everest. Select members of the expedition team will join us at the museum to share their connection with the outdoors, the legacy of this endeavor, and offer their views on the barriers that continue to exist for Black communities in accessing the outdoors. To begin, we’ll be screening MacGillivray-Freeman’s 1998 film EVEREST – the sensational documentary that eventually became the highest-grossing giant screen documentary experience of all time. Witness an international team of explorers as the endure the extreme conditions and challenging terrain of Mount Everest – finding hope, beauty, and triumph in the wake of tragedy. After the screening, stick around for a Q&A session with the intrepid explorers from Full Circle Expeditions and learn how these mountaineers of color continue chasing their personal summits.
- 2/23 Denver – NERD NITE: Booke Release, Star Wars Sounds, Moon Ice, & English is #$*%!@. Think Discovery Channel, but live and with beer. Three experts. 20 minutes each. Come learn something new while drinking along.
- 2/24 Boulder – 2024 Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference. Join us for an inspiration-packed day around this year’s theme of making your landscapes count!
- 3/1 Denver – Climate Lobby Day. Whether you’re lobbying for the first time or are a seasoned volunteer lobbyist, this event will provide the opportunity to learn the ropes alongside allies. On March 1st, we’ll hold a crash course lobby training at the First Baptist Church of Denver (1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203) and provide an overview of bills from 8-9:30am on March 1st before heading over to the Capitol. There, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with Colorado lawmakers, urging them to pass legislation to reduce emissions and promote solutions to the climate crisis.
- 3/2 Denver – Base Camp Bash: A Night of Wild Wonder. We’re excited to celebrate with you at Base Camp Bash! This year’s theme is A Night of Wild Wonder. The Base Camp Bash is our biggest event of the year, raising funds for Cottonwood Institute to continue to break down barriers and connect more students to nature in 2024.
- 3/4 Denver – 2024 Conservation Colorado Lobby Day. Conservation Colorado plays a unique role in the state because we bring people, policy, and politics together. This means that we connect communities with decision makers to ensure their lived experiences are taken into account when creating laws that affect our communities. As part of our annual legislative session events, we will have our Lobby Day on March 4. This event is intended to connect YOU with decision makers to advocate for clean air, healthy and flowing rivers, and equitable communities. RSVP before February 26 to hold your spot.
- 3/8 Durango – BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year’s film line up features an exhilarating, award-winning mix of adventure, environmental, and mountain culture films from around the world! All proceeds benefit San Juan Citizens Alliance and our mission to advocate for pure air, clean water, and healthy lands & wildlife in the San Juan Basin (our backyards!).
- 3/9 Durango – BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year’s film line up features an exhilarating, award-winning mix of adventure, environmental, and mountain culture films from around the world! All proceeds benefit San Juan Citizens Alliance and our mission to advocate for pure air, clean water, and healthy lands & wildlife in the San Juan Basin (our backyards!).
- 3/25-28 Denver – Negotiating Coexistence. Conflicts in wildlife conservation, including increasingly polarized human-wildlife conflicts, have become one of the most urgent and high-profile concerns in biodiversity conservation globally. This course focuses on the social dimensions of conflicts in biodiversity, i.e., working with and resolving conflicts between individuals and groups of people. It will equip participants with a solid foundation in negotiation skills and insights into conflict resolution methods for a range of situations from minor disputes to deeply polarized and intractable conflicts.
- 4/4 Denver – In Bloom Floral Fantasy, an ELK Fundraiser. Join us for an exciting evening of fun and laughter! Tickets to In Bloom – Floral Fantasy include hor d’oeuvres, drinks, and the ability to bid on silent auction items!
- 4/15-17 Breckenridge – The Partners in the Outdoors Conference. The Partners in the Outdoors Conference is Colorado’s foremost opportunity to cultivate common ground, explore best practices of partnering, and design collaborative solutions with diverse voices and stakeholders to conserve Colorado’s outdoor heritage. Our annual conference has quickly become one of the signature events in Colorado bringing together organizations, agencies, schools, businesses and communities engaged in the future of Colorado’s conservation and outdoor recreational opportunities.
- 4/20 Fort Collins – Rock n’ Howl. This isn’t just any gala – it’s a milestone celebration for W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, commemorating our move to Red Feather Lakes. Dance the night away with line dancing lessons, enjoy live entertainment from the Jukebox Boys, snap photos in our photo booth, treat yourself to something sweet at our candy store, or walk on the wild side and get a wolf tattoo! 50s/60s-style attire is encouraged, and the best dressed wins a ticket duo for our 2025 Gala!
- 10/14-17 Estes Park. Wilderness & Beyond Conference. There will be workshops, receptions, and so much more with like-minded wilderness advocates. You’ll hear from conservation luminaries and grassroots organizing experts while also sharing ideas and brainstorming strategies to safeguard critical wild places, watersheds, and wildlife habitat and corridors. Come learn, connect, and grow your advocacy skills.
- 2/20 – Webinar on Prioritizing Five Chemicals for Risk Evaluation Under TSCA. Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST for a webinar on the five chemicals currently undergoing prioritization under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The webinar is open to all, but EPA is particularly interested in learning more about how these chemicals are used and how people could potentially be exposed at different points in a chemical’s lifecycle. EPA is also interested in hearing from members of communities who may be impacted by chemical exposures.
- 2/21 – We Object! Using the Courts to Revoke the Free Pass to Pollute. For too long, polluters – particularly factory farms – have gone unmonitored and unregulated, and our water and rural communities have suffered as a result. Food & Water Watch’s team of legal experts is dedicated to breaking this cycle by challenging regulatory agencies in court to force them to update critical pollution regulations. These cases have a direct impact on air and water quality for communities across the country. Join us to hear from Food & Water Watch’s legal team and community members about how we can use the courts to protect public health and our planet.
- 2/21 – From First Record to New Reserve: Conserving a Rare Bird. Join American Bird Conservancy (ABC) on February 21st to learn more about the Cundinamarca Antpitta’s fascinating history and conservation efforts. You’ll hear from Kaestner, the first person to officially document this species; Nathalia Otero, whose nonprofit Fundación Camaná established a new reserve to protect the Antpitta; and Eliana Fierro-Calderón, ABC’s International Project Officer.
- 2/21 – LCJF Workshop: The Path to Energy, Environmental, and Economic Justice. Join us for this month’s power-packed workshop! Dive into Chapter 1 “The Path to Energy, Environmental, and Economic Justice,” of our Latino Climate Justice Framework.
- 2/21 – LCJF Workshop: El Camino hacia la Justicia Energética, Ambiental y Económica. ¡Únete a nosotros para el taller lleno de energía de este mes! Sumérgete en el Capítulo 1 “El Camino hacia la Justicia Energética, Ambiental y Económica” de nuestro Marco de Justicia Climática Latino.
- 2/22 – Bluebird Seasons: Witnessing Climate Change in My Piece of the Wind. Mary Taylor Young and Wild Connections Virtual Event Thursday, February 22, 7:00 PM to 8:00 pm Bluebird Seasons with Mary Taylor Young will take you on a virtual encounter with many animals and plants up close. Young, a noted Colorado naturalist and author, will share her latest book, Bluebird Seasons: Witnessing Climate Change in My Piece of the Wild. Reviewer Bill McKibben, author of “The End of Nature,” states: “This wonderful book is faithful both in its witness to the world’s beauty and to our need to act now to preserve something of that wonder and grace.”
- 2/27 – WELC Webinar with Sangye Ince-Johannsen. You’re invited to join the Western Environmental Law Center over Zoom for an online event featuring staff attorney Sangye Ince-Johannsen. Sangye will lead a conversation reviewing our current California-related work including our fight to protect the northern spotted owl and coho salmon.
- 2/27 – Empowering Communities for Climate Justice & Clean Air Encuentro Q1. Embark on a journey with us at our inaugural Climate Justice & Clean Air Encuentro of 2024! Join our dynamic event where we’ll delve into strategic planning for the year’s priorities, offer an overview of COP29 in Dubai, and explore a myriad of other engaging topics.
- 2/27 – Empoderando Comunidades para el Encuentro de Justicia Climática y Aire Puro Q1. Embárcate en un viaje con nosotros en nuestro primer Encuentro de Justicia Climática y Aire Puro de 2024. Únete a nuestro evento dinámico donde profundizaremos en la planificación estratégica para las prioridades del año, ofreceremos una visión general de la COP29 en Dubái y exploraremos una variedad de temas apasionantes.
- 2/28 – SOAR: Safeguarding Colorado’s Shared Spaces for Conservation, Communities, and National Defense. Conservation often requires innovative approaches and strong partnerships that may seem unexpected. Join The Nature Conservancy, Palmer Land Conservancy, and Trust for Public Land to learn about the Security, Open space and Agriculture Resilience (SOAR) Initiative, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen and protect natural resources in partnership with the Department of Defense. Together, we are supporting public education, securing agriculture and local food, increasing landscape and community resiliency, and securing national defense readiness.
- 3/5 – Webinar: Voluntary Grazing Permit Retirement Act. Join us on March 5th at 4:00 PM (Mountain) for a FREE webinar about H.R. 6314 – the Voluntary Grazing Permit Retirement Act. Featured presenters Josh Osher, Public Policy Director for the Western Watersheds Project, and John Horning, former Executive Director of WildEarth Guardians, will speak about this bill and how we can take action to support it.
- 3/6 – BLM Utility-Scale Solar Draft PEIS – Virtual Public Meeting. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding virtual and in-person open-house meetings in to provide information on the Department of the Interior’s ongoing efforts to support appropriate renewable energy development on our nation’s public lands through an updated Western Solar Plan. The public meetings will preview the BLM’s proposed revisions to the agency’s Utility-Scale Solar Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (known as the updated Western Solar Plan), which would streamline the BLM’s framework for siting solar energy projects and expand BLM’s solar energy program to cover five additional states across the West.
- 3/7 – Join Beyond Plastics & Jane Fonda for a Virtual Gala. Her career has spanned over 50 years, accumulating a body of film work that includes over 50 films and crucial work on behalf of political causes such as women’s rights, Native Americans, and the environment. Fonda continues to lead the charge on the climate emergency via Fire Drill Fridays, the national movement to protest government inaction on climate change. In 2022 she also launched the Jane Fonda Climate PAC, which is focused on defeating political allies of the fossil fuel industry. Her latest book, “What Can I Do? My Path From Climate Despair To Action” details her personal journey with the movement and provides solutions for communities to combat the climate crisis.
- 3/21 – Community Conversation: Environmental Justice 101. Dive into the world of environmental justice in this eye-opening session. Learn about the interconnectedness of social and environmental issues and discover how communities can address environmental injustices and advocate for a more sustainable and equitable future.
- 4/3 – Workshop: Defending the Core form Invasive Annual Grasses. In this one-day virtual workshop, hosted by University of Wyoming’s Institute for Managing Annual Grasses Invading Natural Ecosystems (IMAGINE), participants will learn about guiding principles, strategic planning processes, tools, and tactics for managing annual grass invasion in sagebrush country.
- 4/5-6 – Virtual Animal Law Symposium. State Confinement Laws and the Future of Farmed Animal Policy. This two-day online event will feature panels on farmed animal protection, The EATS act, the future of farmed animal confinement, and more! The symposium is free and open to the public.
Community Science Projects
Colorado Pika Patrol
The Colorado Pika Project is a research project implemented by community scientists across Colorado. Through long-term monitoring of pika populations, we are not only providing useful data to researchers and land managers, but we are doing so in a way that educates and engages Coloradans in conservation and the local impacts of climate change.
Pika Patrol App
Can’t commit to the Colorado Pika Patrol project? The Pika Patrol App allows you to record observations of American pikas wherever you find them!
Colorado Corridors Project
Colorado Corridors Project remote-triggered cameras collect tens of thousands of photos each year in an attempt to make a case for building an overpass for wildlife along the I-70 mountain corridor. Because of this overwhelming data, they need help identifying the wildlife you see in these photos. With your help, they can process and analyze the data much faster than if they did it on their own.
Colorado Bat Watch
Colorado Bat Watch was developed by Rocky Mountain Wild in collaboration with bat experts from the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, and the North American Bat Monitoring Program. This program recruits and engages community scientists to collect data that will enable these agencies to monitor bat species over time and better understand the impacts of white-nose syndrome and other threats on local bat populations.
Go Big! Central Colorado Bighorn Sheep Survey
The Central Colorado Bighorn Sheep Survey engages the community in recording observations of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, domestic sheep, and domestic goats in Central Colorado. The data collected by volunteers participating in the project will inform conservation strategies for Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in Central Colorado.
Join Denver Zoo’s Boreal Toad Conservation Team
In the summer months, volunteer community scientists on the Boreal Toad Conservation Team help us to search the mountain wetlands of Colorado for this hard-to-find amphibian. The data us and our volunteers gather in this projects informs CPW’s management of boreal toads, identifies future sites for wild reintroduction, and uncovers unknown populations (and we hope even ‘super-toads’ that may have natural resistance to chytrid fungus).
Join Audubon as a Climate Watch community scientist
Explore how North American birds are responding to climate change. This innovative community-science program enlists volunteer birders across North America to count certain bluebirds and nuthatches in the same place (or places) twice each year. By sticking to a scientific protocol and sharing their results, these community scientists help track whether birds are moving in accordance with projections from Audubon’s climate models.
Join Bumble Bee Watch
Volunteers needed to submit photos or videos of bumble bee nest sightings. The bumble bee nest sighting can come from anywhere within North America. An ideal sighting would include an image of the bumble bee (to determine the species), a GPS location (to be used in future habitat analyses), a description of the location and materials of the nest (i.e. in my garden, underground or in a woodpile), and, if possible, a video of the nest, surroundings, and activity.
Join Sheep Mountain Alliance in monitoring local ecology and wildlife
Sheep Mountain Alliance is working with local conservation partners to broaden our offerings of citizen science programs. In many ways, citizen science is an ideal activity for physical distancing, so we are hoping to start a pilot program this summer.
Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships
Here are some job and internship openings in the environmental field: (For equity reasons, we only post job postings with transparent salary ranges). Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act went into effect on January 1, 2021 and requires that pay rates or ranges in job postings that will be or could be done in Colorado (including remote work) be posted. Colorado’s minimum wage is currently $14.42. The City of Denver’s minimum wage is $18.29. Colorado’s minimum salary for exempt workers is $55,000.
Positions are in Colorado or remote opportunities unless otherwise stated.
A huge thank you to Ms. Platt’s elementary school students who learned of this webpage and wanted to provide this resource on green careers to all our job seekers! Check out: “Guide to Green Careers.”
Job List Sites to Check
Other Job Postings (Jobs that are new this week are highlighted in green)
- City of Boulder is seeking an Ecologist Senior. This position is responsible for managing multiple city-wide ecosystem management policies and programs including the city’s Integrated Pest Management program and the West Nile virus Mosquito Monitoring and Management program. The position is responsible for analysis, project and program development and management, effectiveness monitoring, development and management of partnerships with internal and external groups, and community engagement that effectively maintains and advances these and other community nature-based solutions and related climate action goals. The position may also serve as technical and scientific expert to local, regional, state and national committees to protect environmental and human health. Additionally, this position provides support and coordination between these programs and the design and implementation of the city’s nature-based solutions efforts associated with Boulder’s Climate Initiatives department. The salary range is $81,744-99,840. Applications are due February 16.
- Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges is seeking a Nature’s Nest Coordinator. The Nature’s Nest Coordinator is responsible for the managing the gift shop at the RMANWR, Nature’s Nest. The Nature’s Nest Coordinator will oversee inventory, financial activities, and manage a group of volunteers who work in the store and, when necessary, the coordinator will provide coverage in the store. The ideal candidate is a highly organized person with an outgoing personality and an ability to work independently. The coordinator should be entrepreneurial, a creative problem solver, and a strategic thinker. The compensation range for this position is $20-22/hr. This position is open until filled, but priority deadline is February 16.
- National Parks Conservation Association is seeking a Tribal Co-Management Policy Fellow. This is a 24-month fellowship opportunity for an emerging leader to: 1) Work on a collaborative, research and outreach-focused project with Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and other partners focused on deepening the collective knowledge on Tribal co-management, co-stewardship, and targeted cooperative agreements within the National Park Service (NPS) and to a lesser extent other federal agencies. 2) Support NPCA’s growth and organizational development as a stronger ally with specific understanding of law and sovereignty, cultural sensitivity, and a basic knowledge of Indigenous history and experience. 3) Deepen NPCA’s capacity and awareness to understand and, if appropriate, to engage on intersectional Native American policy issues as it relates to NPS and public lands. The salary range for this position is $62-65k. Applications are due February 16.
- The Urban Farm is seek an Executive Director. The Urban Farm are seeking an Executive Director who will harness the recent momentum of their grown period, leading the organization on a continued growth trajectory while refining procedures and operations. They are looking for an experienced leader to oversee business operations, while serving as the face of the organization, and they will be responsible for giving strategic direction and implementing a high quality vision. Key functional knowledge is desired in strategic development and planning, financial management, fundraising, and HR. The salary range is $95-115k. Applications are due February 16.
- Grand Canyon Trust is seeking a Development Director. As the Grand Canyon Trust’s director of development, you’ll lead a dynamic team to secure the Trust’s annual budget, to help safeguard this natural wonder for generations. This role focuses on stewardship, partnerships, and strategic fundraising. You’ll collaborate with major donors and foundations to ensure the Trust’s vital work continues into the future. The salary range for this position is $100-145k. Applications are due February 16.
- Bat Conservation International is seeking a NEPA Writer. The NEPA Writer position would support the Compliance & Ecology Coordinator in the development and management of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for conservation actions implemented by BCI’s Habitat Protection & Restoration Program (HP&R). Compensation is $26-30/hr. Applications are due February 19.
- The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking a Program Manager in Fort Collins, CO. This person will oversee the management, implementation, and strategic growth of our Wetland Program. Bird Conservancy is seeking an energetic and skilled individual to oversee the management, implementation, and strategic growth of our Wetland Program. The Program Manager will oversee the Wetland team but does not require expertise in wetland ecology or management. The salary range for this position is $65-82k. Applications are due February 19.
- Western Resource Advocates is seeking a Communications Manager. The Communications Manager will support marketing and communications efforts and strategy across the organization and its programs. This role will uphold the organizational brand while increasing WRA’s ability to influence decision makers, donors, partners, reporters, and others to accomplish the organization’s mission and objectives. This position will be primarily responsible for guiding and executing a broad range of public relations activities targeted to key audiences across WRA’s programs and states that advance specific organizational and policy priorities. Specific duties include implementing communications strategies with staff and coalitions to help advance policy outcomes; crafting effective and persuasive audience-centric messaging and communications materials; supporting with writing and fulfilling communications elements in specific grants; facilitating earned media opportunities in collaboration with staff; and contributing content, feedback, and ideas to other marketing and communication efforts. The salary range for this position is $65-80k. This position will remain open until filled. The priority review will begin February 20.
- Western Resource Advocates is seeking a Policy Advisor, Western Lands. Working under the direction of the Western Lands Policy Manager, the Policy Advisor will develop and advocate for policies and measures that protect lands and habitats and that promote access for all to the natural world. The Policy Advisor works with guidance from senior members of the Western Lands team. This position will develop and maintain relationships across the West with conservation community partners; elected officials, their staff, and agency staff; and other stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to join WRA’s growing Western Lands Team, working with an impactful team of policy and conservation experts. The salary range for this position is $55,000-89,500. This position will remain open until filled. The Priority review will begin February 20.
- Western Resource Advocates is seeking a Senior Policy Advisor, Western Lands. Working under the direction of the Western Lands Director, the Senior Policy Advisor will independently develop and advocate for policies and measures that protect lands and habitats and that promote access for all to the natural world with limited direction or guidance. This position will develop and maintain relationships across the West with conservation community partners; elected officials, their staff, and agency staff; and other stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to join WRA’s growing Western Lands Team, working with an impactful team of policy and conservation experts. The salary range for this position is $86,500-121,000. This position will remain open until filled. The Priority review will begin February 20.
- Gates Family Foundation is seeking a Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Impact Investing. Gates Family Foundation is seeking to hire a Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Impact Investing to oversee the accounting, tax and compliance, information technology (IT), governance, investment management, human resources, and impact investing for the Foundation. The position reports directly to the President, oversees the Controller and a fractional contract accountant, and joins a team of 11 other staff members across programs, strategic communications, learning and evaluation, and grants management. This salary range for this position is $220-250k. Applications are due February 21.
- Colorado Park and Wildlife is seeking a CPW Wildlife Habitat Research Scientist in Grand Junction, Colorado. This position is responsible for conducting landscape-scale research on terrestrial wildlife habitats, and for rigorously evaluating and informing habitat protection, restoration, enhancement, and management programs conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other land management agencies and organizations in Colorado. Although the position is placed in the Avian Research Program, the position will address habitat information needs for all terrestrial wildlife species in Colorado. The salary range for this position is $68,100-88,524. Applications are due February 21.
- Brendle Group is seeking a Director of Engineering. This position serves on a 5-member management team and reports to the President of the company. Management team members are responsible for developing, leading, and being accountable to company success, growth, and delivery of high impact services. The role will fully support company purpose, mission, and strategy externally and internally, with an emphasis on instilling engineering principles and quality standards into our work. Specifically our engineering charter challenges us to use innovation and critical thinking to deliver technology-based solutions that are technically feasible, financially viable, and implementation ready for the greatest impacts toward climate goals. The salary range for this position is $124,800-187,500. Applications are due February 26.
- Wild Connection is seeking a Co-Executive Director. As Co-Executive Director, the applicant will be primarily responsible for managing and expanding the Wild Connections fundraising activities. In conjunction with the other Co-Executive Director who focuses on conservation, the applicant will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization, including finances, recordkeeping, constituent relations, and other other duties as needed. The salary range for this position is $64-69k. Applications are due February 26.
- Water Education Colorado is seeking a Membership and Development Manager. You will have the opportunity to steward existing relationships with members and donors, as well as to garner new support from Colorado’s business community, recreational industry, water innovation sector and broader public. Responsibilities include managing the membership program, soliciting sponsorships, delivering our annual fundraising event, coordinating grant applications, and running donation campaigns. The salary range for this position is $58-68k. This position is open until filled, but preference is given to applicants submitting by March 1.
- Sageland Collective is seeking Summer 2024 Riverscape Restoration Ecology Interns. The Intern will be primarily responsible for assisting in ecological data collection assessing stream and riparian habitat condition using the Rapid Stream-Riparian Assessment and related protocols. The Intern will also provide support with restoration project logistics, volunteer events, data entry, data analysis, literature reviews, document production, and mapping. Interns can expect to hone skills in riparian plant identification, stream and riparian field monitoring methods, data management best practices, spatial data collection, as well as professional experience working for a small nonprofit organization. Interns can expect opportunities to network with a diversity of project partners, contribute meaningfully to dozens of ongoing riverscape restoration projects through monitoring, and gain exposure to the many facets of our restoration program, from stakeholder outreach and community support to permitting and implementation. Pay for this position is $20/hr for up to 12 weeks for full-time work. Applications are due March 11.
- The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Colorado Coleage Charlie Blumenstein Stewardship Assistant. The Colorado College Charlie Blumenstein Stewardship Assistant performs and participates in research, monitoring, management operations, maintenance, and visitation on The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch Preserve. The 906-acre Carpenter Ranch preserve is managed as a platform for community-based conservation and is an active ranch. This position has an emphasis on water and wildlife conservation that will be integrated with work alongside preserve managers on adaptive management of the ecologically and historically significant property, opportunities to engage with visitors and community partners, and strategic initiatives in northwest Colorado that include conservation of ecosystems, water, and sustainable livelihoods. Responsibilities include completing an independent project relevant to the position and conservation, for presentation at the end of the position. The pay for this position is $15/hr. Applications are due March 14.
- The Nature Conservancy is seeking a University of Redlands Stewardship Assistant. The University of Redlands Stewardship Assistant performs and participates in preserve monitoring, management operations, maintenance, and visitation on The Nature Conservancy’s Fox Ranch Preserve, and various other preserves in Colorado. The 14,700-acre Fox Ranch preserve is managed as a platform for science-based conservation and is an active ranch. This position has an emphasis on applied GIS applications and land management that will be integrated with outdoor, team-based work on adaptive management and monitoring of ecologically significant lands, opportunities to engage with visitors and community partners, and strategic initiatives that include conservation of ecosystems, water, and sustainable livelihoods. Responsibilities include completing an independent project relevant to the position and conservation, for presentation at the end of the position. The pay for this position is $15/hr. Applications are due March 28.
- ERO is seeking a Staff Cultural Resource Specialist I. Staff Cultural Resource Specialist I are responsible for undertaking multiple project responsibilities, including field direction and project management assistance, by applying the full suite of technical skills in cultural resource management. Staff Cultural Resource Specialist I are expected to have the skills to perform in the role of crew lead for large projects and as a field director for small projects. This position requires equal fieldwork and office responsibilities. General tasks include serving as a crew lead during fieldwork and directing site documentation. Office responsibilities may include directing site form completion, preparing reports, and processing and analyzing artifacts. The pay range for this position is $25-30.58/hr. This position is open until filled.
- ERO is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner. The Senior Environmental Planner requires a broad overall understanding of environmental regulations including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act and the relationship among them. The Senior Environmental Planner is knowledgeable in and has experience managing small and large scale NEPA analyses and/or land and resource planning projects involving complex resource issues, agency relationships, and stakeholder dynamics. Duties for this position typically include performance and oversight of teams performing NEPA analyses. A Senior Environmental Planner will also be trained in and/or have significant experience managing public involvement efforts for NEPA or other planning projects. Other duties include development of large and complex planning documents, such as environmental impact statements, resource management plans, habitat conservation plans, and other management plans, and management of project teams and junior staff. A Senior Environmental Planner has extensive experience in agency coordination with various federal and state agencies. The salary range for this position is $80-120k. This position is open until filled.
- Brendle Group is seeking a Transportation Electrification Manager. 13+ years of relevant experience to join our team, in pursuit of our company mission to accelerate equitable solutions to the climate crisis. This is a managing and technical contributor role across a wide array of TE policy, plan, fleet analysis, decarbonization modeling, and analysis and implementation support projects. The position is part of our Analytics Team, reporting to the Senior Director of Analytics, and regularly collaborates with our Engineering, Planning & Engagement, Strategy & Impact, and Operations Service teams. The salary range for this position is $107,800-153,500. This position is open until filled.
- High Line Canal Conservancy is seeking a Communications & Marketing Manager. The Marketing Manager will lead the Conservancy’s varied and integrated communications to a wide-ranging audience from trail users to elected officials across the diverse region. This individual will be an ambassador for the organization with the goal of advancing the Conservancy’s leadership role with Canal constituents and Conservancy partners, as well as driving broader awareness and donor support for the organization. The salary range for this position is $55-70k. This position is open until filled.
- Colorado Water Congress is seeking a Colorado River Project Coordinator. The Colorado River Project Coordinator (Coordinator) represents Colorado River water users in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah in the implementation of the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program (Recovery Program) (https://coloradoriverrecovery.org/uc/). A broad coalition of twenty-three water users in Colorado and Utah provide funding for a Coordinator through the Colorado Water Congress Colorado River Project (Project). Each contributing water user is a member of the Project’s Executive Committee and provides guidance and direction to the Project Coordinator and is kept informed of Recovery Program activities through regular meetings with and correspondence from the Coordinator. Compensation for this position is $120-200/hr. This position will remain open until filled.
- Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center is seeking a Director. A rural, community-minded Hispanic Serving Institution with a deep connection to the community of the San Luis Valley, Adams State University seeks a dynamic leader to direct the Rio Grande del Norte Center – the region’s leader in water-related education and community programming. Reporting to the Asst. Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director of the Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center will lead educational and community-oriented initiatives that elevate the profile of the Salazar Center in support of the university’s purpose and mission. The director will be expected to: plan, organize, develop, and fundraise (via individual donations, sponsorships, and grants) for both current and future initiatives. The salary range for this position is $68,052-77,412. This position will remain open until filled.
- Western Resource Advocates is seeking a Government Affairs Manager. Working under the direction of the Government Affairs Director, the Government Affairs Manager will be responsible for leading WRA’s legislative, regulatory, and administrative advocacy efforts in New Mexico. This position will involve working closely with WRA’s program and marketing and communications staff to advance innovative legislative and administrative policy solutions critical to addressing the state’s most pressing conservation challenges. The Government Affairs Manager will focus on advancing climate and conservation policies across WRA’s three program areas. Candidates should be highly motivated strategic thinkers who possess sound judgment, strong decision-making skills, and political acumen. This is a great opportunity to help build WRA’s work in New Mexico as we drive evidence-based solutions to the climate crisis. The salary range for this position is $73-90k. This position will remain open until filled.
- ERO Resources is seeking a Natural Resource Intern for Spring and Summer. As an Intern, you will learn to apply technical skills in ecology and wildlife biology and to complete tasks safely and efficiently. Interns will gain experience in the environmental consulting industry and exposure to environmental regulations, permit applications, and document preparation. This internship pays $17.50-22/hr. This position will remain open until filled.
- Groundwork Denver is seeking an Associate Director. Reporting to the Executive Director and supervising the Program Directors, the Associate Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all program areas. The position will serve as a strategic thought partner and collaborator with the Executive Director to drive the overall strategy for the organization. The Associate Director will develop deep knowledge of each project, program operations, and strategic plan, and will focus on program leadership and management and team development and management. The Associate Director will also provide leadership with both program and organizational budget management. The salary range for this position is $80-85k. This position will remain open until filled.
- The Mule Deer Foundation in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management and Intermountain West Joint Venture is seeking a Color Country Converging Restoration Landscape Coordinator in Cedar City or St. George, UT. The position’s responsibility will be to further the delivery and implementation of conservation efforts within the Color Country Converging Restoration Landscape through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The Inflation Reduction Act, a momentous piece of legislation, allocates $161 million in funding to the BLM for rare, generation-defining investments. These investments are aimed at fortifying the resilience of selected public lands, chosen for their distinctive blend of attributes that will bring enduring benefits to both present and future generations, enhancing lives and livelihoods. The salary range for this position is $69-89k. Applications are open until filled.
- Audubon is seeking a Manager of Community Science. The Manager, Community Science role at Audubon’s National Science team is focused on supporting, promoting, and innovating Audubon’s current and future Community Science programs, including Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC), Climate Watch (CW) and Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) programs. These programs should contribute directly to advancing the Flight Plan’s community milestone as well as other milestones. They serve as lead project manager to track project deadlines, materials development, promotion activities, program assessments, data submission management, and other deliverables are on track working closely with each program lead on the team. This position coordinates with Audubon’s Network, and Marketing & Communications teams, as well as with science staff and consultants. The specialist also leads trainings and assessments, including deployment of structured surveys of volunteers rooted in social science best practices, as required for program evolution. The salary range is based on geo-differentials, but is between $60-80k. This position is open until filled.
- Western Slope Conservation Center is seeking an Advocacy Campaign Manager. The Advocacy Campaign Manager is a full-time non-exempt staff position with the Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC) in Paonia, Colorado. This position provides a unique opportunity to make lasting positive change on the spectacular and diverse lands and water on Colorado’s Western Slope. Candidates with more experience may be considered for an Advocacy Director role. The Advocacy Campaign Manager will develop and execute successful advocacy campaigns aimed at protecting and enhancing the lands, water and natural resources of the Western Slope. The Campaign Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to develop strategic programmatic vision, create and implement effective campaigns, and identify and help manage funding opportunities. The Advocacy Campaign Manager is committed to environmental protection and skilled at policy, advocacy and community organizing. The successful candidate will be a self starter who can bring strong communication, networking and organizations skills. The salary range for this position is $50-55k. This position is open until filled.
- The Nature Conservancy is seeking a WY Director of Development. Applicants need to reside in either Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, or Montana. The Director of Development I (DoD) will lead a comprehensive private philanthropy program to support the Wyoming Business Unit’s conservation priorities and the global organization’s 2030 outcomes. They are responsible for directing all aspects of critical development functions. This includes but is not limited to building a robust donor pipeline, managing mid-level and major gifts programs, coordinating planned giving, spearheading corporate partnerships and engaging private foundations. The DoD will secure significant financial resources to support the business unit, divisional and organization-wide revenue targets. The salary range for this position is $88,600-124,500. This position is open until filled.
- ERO Resources is seeking a Biologist II in Durango, Colorado. The Biologist II position will work in collaboration with our natural resources group to support new and existing wetland, wildlife, and natural resource projects based out of our Durango office. The ideal candidate for this position will apply their ecological knowledge to evaluate a variety of project sites for natural resource concerns, provide guidance to clients on those resources, and prepare and review natural resource reports and permit applications. The salary range for this position is $55-75k. This position is open until filled.
- ERO Resources is seeking a Word Processor/Technical Editor in Denver, Colorado. Word Processor/Technical Editors support the company by reviewing the quality of written materials such as memos, letters, reports, maps, resumes/marketing materials, presentations, proposals, website material, and other text produced for internal or external purposes. This position verifies that document format and content comply with editorial guidelines adopted for the company, including clarity, accuracy, and consistency. Word Processing/Technical Editors develop templates for documents as needed, including letters, memos, reports, cost estimates, and other regularly generated formats. Compensation for this position is $21.62-28/hr. This position is open until filled.
- Hip Hop Caucus is seeking a Think 100% Associate Senior Director. Reporting to Senior Director of Campaigns and Advocacy Russell Armstrong, the Think 100% Associate Senior Director will play an integral role in the Campaigns and Advocacy division, leading the creation and implementation of a robust and ambitious national climate justice and environmental justice advocacy agenda in alignment with HHC’s overall mission and priorities. This role will be the chief point of contact for both climate justice and environmental justice policy and campaigns for HHC, and as such will lead the Think 100% staff in the Campaigns and Advocacy division. The salary range for this position is $140-149k. This position is open until filled.
- Hip Hop Caucus is seeking a Climate & Environmental Justice Policy Director. Reporting to the Think 100% Associate Senior Director, the Policy Director will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of a robust and ambitious climate justice and environmental justice policy agenda that aligns with HHC’s mission. The Policy Director will lead on policy, coalitions, and government relations to proactively monitor, manage, and maintain the HHC’s relationships at federal, state, and local levels, and will manage a Think 100% Policy Manager. The salary range for this position is $110-135k. This position is open until filled.
- Hip Hop Caucus is seeking a Think 100% Policy Manager. Reporting to the Climate and Environmental Justice Policy Director, the Policy Manager will play an integral role in furthering the objectives of the Think 100% team, supporting the Policy Director on the development of partnerships and engagement with advocacy coalitions and government relations professionals in order to proactively monitor, manage, and maintain the HHC’s relationships at federal, state, and local levels. The salary range for this position is $70-94k. This position is open until filled.
- Hip Hop Caucus is seeking a Think 100% Campaigns Manager. Reporting to the Think 100% Associate Senior Director, the Campaigns Manager will play an integral role in furthering the objectives of Think 100%, designing, refining, and executing high-impact campaigns in partnership with team members and across various coalitions. The salary range for this position is $70-94k. This position is open until filled.
- Utah Diné Bikéyah is seeking a Nonprofit Administrator in Utah. Position Summary: Plans, coordinates, and directs a broad range of services and functions in areas including human resources, and finance. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position. Salary range is$55K-80K and will be set based on experience. Note: UDB does not expect to reach the upper end of the salary range unless a candidate is extremely well qualified. The salary is based on qualifications and experience. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Nonprofit Administrator position makes sure the organization runs smoothly; is financially accountable to leadership, the Board, IRS, and the public; has implemented and abides by best practices; has policies and procedures in place for employees and Board; and is compliant with all local, state, and national permits and policies. Position will be located in Bluff, San Juan County, Utah. Native American hiring preference. The salary range for this position is $55-80k. This position is open until filled.
- Palmer Land Conservancy is seeking a Conservation Project Manager. The Conservation Project Manager (CPM) will serve as the internal transaction lead on a portfolio of acquisition projects, and will support the Land Team on larger-scale conservation projects as needed. The CPM reports to the Conservation Director (CD) and works as a part of a team to ensure Palmer’s mission is fulfilled to the highest standards. In addition to the specific responsibilities, skills, and qualifications outlined below, the candidate should be able to work effectively in a small staff environment that is focused on achieving high conservation impact and should possess the enthusiasm and flexibility to help a fast-growing organization thrive. The salary range for this position is $55-67k. This position will remain open until filled.
- Colorado Wild Public Lands is seeking a Director. The Director will work with, and for, the CWPL Board of Directors. This is a salaried, full-time position offering health benefits and opportunities for growth. Colorado residency is required and some travel around the state is included. The salary range for this position is $60-70k. This position will be open until filled.
- Pet Sustainability Coalition is seeking a Development Manager. PSC has just undergone a full assessment and launch of its philanthropic effort and we are looking for an individual who can build the processes to scale while also supporting and strengthening relationships with our donors. In addition, this role will identify opportunities for PSC to increase giving levels across foundations, corporations, and individuals. The Development Manager will work directly with both our internal and external partners to support our overall philanthropic giving strategy, including individual, foundation, and corporate giving. The salary for this position is $70k. This position will be open until filled.
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science is seeking Indigenous Student Archaeology Collections Interns. The Indigenous Student Archaeology Collections Interns will gain hands-on museum experience working with a variety of materials from archaeological sites including animal bone, ceramic, lithic, ground stone, plant material, and soil samples. Interns will work directly on two different current grant-funded projects, Jones-Miller, a collection of bison bone from a butchering site in Eastern Colorado, and WS Ranch, a collection of field school excavated items from multiple sites in New Mexico. The interns will learn museum, conservation, and archival standards for handling different materials, creating custom museum-quality mounts and boxes, ways to approach storage and organization of large collections, and museum collection protocols. There are six internships available. The stipend range is between $4,761 (for 300 hours) and $5,555 (for 350 hours). Applications are to be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.
New Direct Actions
- Take action with the Center for Biological Diversity. Let the Service know it’s time for national wildlife refuges to finally fulfill their purpose for native carnivores, providing a refuge from needlessly cruel deaths.
- Take action with the Center for Biological Diversity. Tell NOAA Fisheries to finalize habitat protection for these corals as soon as possible.
- Take action with Earthjustice. Urge the Department of Transportation to take a stand against pipeline leaks.
- Take action with Earthjustice. The Environmental Protection Agency is finally tackling one of the most toxic air pollutants it regulates — but we need to make sure industry doesn’t get its way and we end up with a weaker rule.
- Take action with Environment America. Tell the EPA: Stop slaughterhouse pollution.
- Take action with Environmental Action. Take action to ban bee-killing pesticides in wildlife refuges.
- Take action with Environmental Action. Tell the EPA: Keep this brain-damaging pesticide out of our food.
- Take action with Food & Water Action. Tell your Members of Congress to reject attempts to fast-track LNG approvals. Anything less than a permanent halt to the further expansion of this deadly industry is unacceptable.
- Take action with The Kw’tsán National Monument. Sign the petition to protect Kw’tsán National Monument today!
- Take action with the National Wildlife Federation. Tell the Biden administration that you support designating the Owyhee Canyonlands as a national monument to protect big game habitat and sporting traditions.
- Take action with the Union of Concerned Scientists. Write today and urge your members of Congress to support strong implementation of the Clean Hydrogen Production Tax Credit: No backsliding, no loopholes, and no fossil fuel handouts.
- Take action with The Wilderness Society. Tell the government you oppose transmission line construction through the Caja del Rio!
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)
- SunCor Energy, a Canadian-run company, runs an oil refinery north of Denver, Colorado. Suncor is Colorado’s only oil refinery and one of our largest emitters of greenhouse gasses and toxic air pollutants, and has been operating without any changes to its procedures or pollution controls for years. In spite of numerous enforcement actions and settlements, Suncor continues to flout air quality laws, putting neighboring communities — who are primarily BIPOC and low income — at extreme risk. Suncor has no regard for human or non-human life and will continue to harm our communities if action is not taken. Please take a moment to watch Spirit of the Sun’s short film on Suncor’s impact on Colorado’s Indigenous communities or scroll to the bottom of the page to send a form-letter to Governor Polis, Colorado Dept. of Health and Environment, and the EPA asking them to shut down Suncor for good: https://www.suncorsundown.org
- Donate to Spirit of the Sun’s efforts to combat Suncor’s harmful impacts through their Mycelium Program which trains their community members to inoculate the soil in their communities and throughout Native land with networks of mycelium to restore the health of our soil systems. When we cannot depend on the systems in power to create change, we educate ourselves and our community to protect the systems we hold dear: https://www.spiritofthesun.org/mycelium-healing-project-1