Wildlife ~ Wildlands ~ Wild Connections is the theme for our 2017 year-end giving appeal. Donations made now and through December 31 are the main support for 2018 programs. Past and future examples will be featured during November and December.
YOU can help protect and restore wild nature on public lands in the Arkansas and South Platte River watersheds from I-70 south to the Spanish Peaks. By connecting protected wildlands for migratory animals across the central Rockies, Wild Connections’ work benefits wildlife, as well as people and communities. We need you to help preserve these natural wonders for our families and the future.
Three ways to give - which works for you?
The IndyGive! campaign features Wild Connections and 74 other Pikes Peak region non-profits. You can make a contribution here anytime from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31. Your gifts will be matched by $2,000 from individuals on Wild Connections' Board of Directors.
ColoradoGives Day is the state-wide day of giving on December 5th. But you can pre-schedule your gift for that dateanytime beginning Nov. 1. Wild Connections will receive a proportionate share of the $1,000,000 incentive fund provided by CommunityFirst Foundation and FirstBank. Is that good, or what?
If you prefer, you can always mail a check to 2168 Pheasant Pl, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Click for a form.
Go here to make a donation anytime from Nov 1 to Dec 31
Go here to pre-schedule your gift for DECEMBER 5 ColoradoGives Day.
With your help we will stand up to those who want to use our public lands and wild areas for activities that harm the land, our water and native species.
Volunteers will close illegal motorized routes so that wildlife can thrive in quiet reconnected places.
We'll be active in the decision-making that leads to positive changes for public lands.
Backcountry hikes and educational events will show how everyone can make a difference.
Your donation counts…
$10 – two lunches and snacks for work day volunteers
$35 – travel reimbursements for hike leaders
$50 – 10 bags of cement
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 an average habitat project
$5,000 – all the post and cable an average habitat project
August flowers above treeline. Photo Misi Ballard
Selkirk Habitat Restoration Project Volunteers worked with Forest Service staff to protect the North Tarryall Creek in Selkirk basin. The South Park Ranger District has identified illegal dispersed camping and illegal motorized travel that is invading the headwaters of the North Tarryall Creek adjacent to the Selkirk Campground causing increased sedimentation, significant erosion and damaging the flora and fauna of this area.
Work included installation of post and cable fencing along the main road near Selkirk Campground, scarifying, seeding and placing bush and logs on some illegal OHV tracks, and preparation of two seasonal gates to protect wintering and calving areas surrounding the campground and wetlands area.
Over the years Wild Connections has cultivated diverse sources of funding. Especially important are individual donors, and we want to increase your individual gifts to 50% of the total.
We are grateful for funding over the past two years from these businesses and foundations