It’s been an exciting summer! A few of my highlights: I visited a satellite-dish garden on the Navajo Nation; got loud at a public lands rally in Colorado; celebrated victory over dirty coal in Montana; and dedicated the nation’s 200,000th Certified Wildlife Habitat® at the Denver Zoo. You can read more about this summer’s milestones below. I would also like to invite you to join us for (My) Great Night in Denver on September 29th, where you can meet our staff and learn about our work to restore bison on tribal lands. I hope you had a great summer, and I look forward to connecting this fall.
Our public lands are part of the American identity—they sustain fish and wildlife and provide clean air, water, and outdoor recreation. Your national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other public lands are under attack by a small group of legislators and land grabbers trying to hand your land over to states or private interests.
Dust blowing at 50 mph. Feral horses knocking down fences. 100-degree heat. No running water within a city block. Not exactly the typical components for gardening, but they are real issues that members of the Navajo Nation face if they want to grow anything on their reservation.
Puerto Rico’s pristine Vieques National Wildlife Refuge and its adjoining waters are home to thousands of wildlife species, including at least 14 endangered species. And because of supporters like you, its 17,000 acres of vital habitat will remain a safe haven for wildlife.
For the first time in over 30 years, federal coal regulations could be updated. The BLM has held public meetings across the country amid concerns of a growing backlog of mined sites that haven’t been reclaimed; impacts on wildlife and habitat; and the potential of taxpayers getting stuck with more than $3 billion in cleanup costs.
On Saturday, June 25, a newly installed pollinator garden at the Denver Zoo was designated the 200,000th Certified Wildlife Habitat®. The 2,500-square-foot Pollinator Pathway garden provides all four essential elements of habitat for pollinators and other local wildlife, making it a wonderful addition to the zoo community.
Founded in 1953, the Colorado Wildlife Federation is the state’s oldest and most effective wildlife conservation organization. Their primary focus is to safeguard wildlife populations and important habitats on our public lands.
Our staff members have found some of the coolest places across the nation to camp. Join in the fun of the great outdoors by taking the pledge to camp and snap a “campie” while you’re out in the wilderness to share with us!