Wilderness Workshop is committed to fighting new dam and reservoir construction in the Homestake Valley. Wild Connections opposes the proposed dam which could flood a part of the Holy Cross Wilderness. Water from Homestake is sent to Aurora and Colorado Springs.
Green Mountain Restoration Project
Musk Thistle Removal Work Day
August 14, 2021
Details coming soon
Hikers on trail to Gray Back Peak (rear) Photo John Stansfield
Gray Back Peak Dayhike A USFS Wildlands Outing
August 21, 2021 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (trailhead to trailhead times)
Gray Back Peak, soars to 9,348 ft. above the northeast corner of the Colorado Wilderness Act’s Beaver Creek proposed Wilderness. Our morning hike climbs about 750 feet in elevation and covers five trail miles to the peak and back.
Participants should bring lunch, plenty of water and snacks, clothing suitable for the weather conditions, including rain gear, and good footwear suitable for hiking in gravel and brush.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will be practicing safe health precautions. Participants are requested to be fully vaccinated. We ask people not to carpool with people who are not members of their household.
Pre-trip registration with the leader John Stansfield is required by 5:00 PM, August 20. To register and obtain trip information, contact John Stansfield at phone 303-660-5849 or email email@example.com.
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Colorado's Cutthroat Trout:
Exploring the Heritage of Our State Fish
presented by Doug Krieger
Doug Krieger takes you sleuthing into the genetic science behind the "discovery" of the original distribution (endemic range) of the State's cutthroat trout subspecies with emphasis on the greenback. Doug retired from Colorado Parks and Wildlife after a long career that included managing the aquatic resources within the Arkansas River Basin and serving as Chief of Fisheries. It is a great story of ancient origins, split-ups and moving from one river system to another and even getting back home again.
Wild Connections Climate Planning video
January 26, 2021 Zoom presentation
available on YouTube
Alison Gallensky presented Wild Connections approach to climate modeling and how various scenarios might play out in key locations in our region. View the 50 minute video at the left or go to YouTubehttps://youtu.be/EpEKzo9ay4k
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Colorado Trail Indoor Outing
Wild Connections Board member Karl Ford recently presented on the Colorado Trail in the Wild Connections Area.
Karl has completed 8,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail long distance hikes. See views of his 2020 250-mile hike along the Colorado Trail and hear about the status of protected and proposed Wilderness Areas and other Wild Connections activities.
Fly Over Grape Creek Wilderness Area Threatened by proposed mining
EcoFlight will take you over the Grape Creek area where a mining company is proposing to mine various minerals. Already there are impacts from helicopter activity that droped in an exploratory drill rig and water was pumped out of Grape Creek to service the rig.
Arkansas Canyon Wild Areas
Fly over the exceptional wildlands in the Arkansas Canyon with EcoFlight
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species, and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds.
They are the ancestral lands of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho and other indigenous peoples.