What is your favorite wild place in central Colorado? It might be Cucharas Canyon, Badger Creek or any of those places where the elk, bighorn sheep and the deer and the antelope roam.
Kim Heacox in Rhythm of the Wild said," A place can touch a life,even save a life, quietly, profoundly, day after day, year after year, and that saving, multiplied by millions of lives, maked the world a better place... We mucst save these places so they in turn will save us". Carol Stansfield, Sierra Club and Wild Connections volunteer, added, ",,, and save all other living things sharing those places".
Places do that – touch a life, save a life, save another living thing. That’s why I’ve spent the last 25 years “saving” Colorado wildlands. That’s why I invite you to join me and hundreds of other colleagues to meet the unprecedented conservation challenges facing us today. The recent assault on environmental protections and our public lands has shocked us and threatened core values held by most Americans. But Wild Connections will keep on doing what we do best – keep our eye on central Colorado. To do this, we need your financial support for summer and fall programs:
Monthly wildlands hikes and habitat restoration projects in Packer Gulch and Rocky Creek will get boots on the ground.
Providing opportunities for citizen participation in management and travel planning for Royal Gorge BLM and Pike-San Isabel National Forest lands will ensure sustainable, ecologically oriented management of our federal public lands.
Keeping an eye on agency projects, including any fast-tracking of energy development in our region, will make sure that agencies are responsible stewards.
Badger Creek angler
Elk in Thirty-one Mile Mountain roadless area.
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It's all about you and your support of a wildlands network of special places that protect water, wildlife habitat, quiet recreation and many other values that we cherish for now and the future. More to come...
Donations from individuals like you provide a strong base of regular local support and leverage funds from foundations and other sources.
The easiest way to send a contribution is online through our partner Colorado Gives. You can review our programs, governance and financial information or go directly to the contribution section.
Just follow the instructions. It's not hard and the web site is totally secure. At Colorado Gives you can make a one-time donation or a recurring donation that will be automatically charged to your credit card according to your instructions.
If you prefer to send a check, you can download a donation form here.
Your donation counts…
$10 – two lunches and snacks for work day volunteers
$35 – travel reimbursements for hike leaders
$50 – 10 bags of cemen
t$100 – 20 feet of post and cable for restoration closure
$200 - Power post-hole augering for 250 feet of post and cable
$350 – 1 bag of native grass seed$500 – Motion cameras for restoration project monitoring
$1,250 –1 week of the Wildlands Conservation Coordinator’s time
$2,500 – all the native seed for Packer Gulch Project
$5,000 – all the post and cable for Packer Gulch project
Wild Connections 2168 Pheasant Place, Colorado Springs CO 80909 email@example.com