Schedule your gift to Wild Connections for December 9th. Click on the Gives Day logo to go directly to Wild Connections secure web site.
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We focus on public lands in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds, including the Pike-San Isabel National Forest and the Royal Gorge Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management
For nearly two decades Wild Connections has organized volunteers, worked with partners and pursued conservation-oriented management of federal public lands in the upper reaches of the South Platte and Arkansas basins. Our mission is to create a sustainable and connected network of wildlands that will support native species and promote biodiverstiy. We invite you to join with us in this work.
Events coming soon... November 29 - a hike up Hindman Gulch, Table Mountain in the Arkansas Canyon December 5 - John Fielder reception and Wilderness slide show in Colorado Springs All the details are on the Events page December 9 - Colorado Gives DaySupport Wild Connections by scheduling your end-of-year contribution on our secure web site.
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Are wildlands like The Reef in Braowns Canyon worth protecting? Photo John Stansfield
Located west of Lake George, Badger Flats lies between Lost Creek Wilderness and Farnum Roadless Area. A network of user-created routes is destroying native vegetation and fragmenting local wildlife habitat. A volunteer work day is scheduled for October 18-19 to deal with these issuess. More...
OHV recreation is increasing. Photo Jean C Smith
Wilderness: BLM Mapping Project
Wild Connections volunteers and interns are mapping wilderness areas in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in the Upper South Platte and Arkansas River basins. The goal is to identify prime BLM areas: roadless, relatively unimpacted, with significant plant and wildlife. These lands are essential to create a “wildlands” network, connecting and expanding habitat corridors for Colorado plants and animals.
Aspen grove in Balnca-Slide Mountain roadless area. Photo Wild Connections
Wilderness: Browns Canyon National Monument
Senator Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are cosponsors of S.1794,The Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act of 2013 that will designate 22,000 acres along the Arkansas River as a national monument, preserving the pristine wilderness area and ensuring recreational access for years to come. The immediate future for this legislation is unclear, but we will post any updates here. More...
Hiking in Browns Canyon. Photo Lee Patton
Biodiversity: Pawnee Montane Skipper Butterfly
Biologist John Sovell and four Wild Connections volunteers counted Pawnee montane skipper butterflies in Trout Creek at the end of August. A preliminary report indicates that Hesperia leonardus montana were found in numbers similar to the census two years ago, as well as some of the similar "comma" butterfly. More...