Wild Connections is postponing all events until further notice to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. We will continue to plan for 2020 and our 25th Anniversary celebrations, monitor threatened public lands, and engage with partners and public land agencies.
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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the state board that approves drilling permits and regulates the oil and gas industry, is undergoing important changes that will impact Colorado’s wildlife! This free webinar will give you the inside scoop from local experts. Our friends at Audubon are hosting the webinar, and have organized it with other conservation and hunting/angling groups. Register at: https://audubon.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1Z3RZoZzTxuDdG1-FsYkLQ
First Known Man’s and Woman’s Ascents of Pikes Peak Mountaineering History Recounted by John Stansfield, Storyteller and Writer
A free virtual program presented by Wild Connections
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 7:00 to 8:15 PM
Which Native Americans might have first summited the 14,000' heights of Pikes Peak, we do not know. But the stories of the adventuring young European-American woman and man first known to reach the peak are well worth retelling.
Join Colorado storyteller, John Stansfield, to hear about the natural and personal discoveries when Edwin James, in 1820, and Julia Archibald Holmes, in 1858, made their climbs. Historic illustrations will enliven the stories. Appropriate for school-age children to adults.
The free broadcast on Zoom is sponsored by Wild Connections, a conservation organization, working to identify, protect and restore public lands in central Colorado.
View of James Peak in the Rain by Samuel Seymour, 1820.
Fly Over Grape Creek Wilderness Study Area
Threatened by proposed mining
Go on a virtual tour of Grape Creek with with our friends at EcoFlight and introduced by Rep. Diana DeGette. It highlights the illegal proposed mining threats to the Grape Creek Wilderness Study Area and proposed Wilderness. For additional info and actions you can take, go to our Grape Creek page.
Save the Date: September 12, 2020
Wild Connections La Salle Pass Restoration Project with the USFS South Park Ranger District near the Farnum roadless area
Wild Connections has a long history of working to protect the roadless lands in the Farnum Peak/Schoolmarm Mountain and adjoining Badger Flats areas on the Pike National Forest lands, on the east side of South Park. Since 2012, we have had many boots-on-the-ground volunteer teams installing post & cable, restoring illegal motorized tracks, and monitoring the results of these many different projects. All of this hard work has paid off as local residents and hunters consistently report the return of elk and deer herds to these important wild lands.
Proposed 2020 Restoration Project Area on the West Side of La Salle Pass. Photo John Sztukowski
Wild Connections is partnering, once again, with the South Park Ranger District to address illegal motorized tracks that threaten the roadless lands on the south side of Farnum Peak/Schoolmarm Mountain later this summer. With solid planning and strong emphasis on all official health guidelines and recommendations, we hope to hold a one-day restoration project on the west side of La Salle Pass, just north of Badger Mountain and US 24. This project will continue our long-time efforts to protect the wildlife and wild lands of the area.
Please mark Saturday, Sept 12, 2020 on your calendars and plan to join us for another great day in the outdoors, giving a little something back to our public lands. Your help is needed!
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species,
and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds.