We save Central Colorado’s wild places by defending wildlands that provide refuge for wildlife and biodiversity as the climate changes. We influence decision-making about public lands bringing protection to hundreds of thousands of acres. We ensure that future generations can enjoy wildlife and natural wonders in our region. We lead hikes that teach about our public lands and how everyone can protect those lands.
We defend biodiversity and roadless areas. Public lands are threatened by climate change and activities that harm the land, water, and native species. We work to reduce those threats and to connect citizens to special wild places through hikes, restoration projects, and political action. Our volunteers improve habitat and close illegal motorized routes so that wildlife can thrive in quiet reconnected places.
We need you to speak up to public officials in defense of wildlands. We need money, volunteers and coordinators for habitat restoration projects, videographers, web designers, and fund-raisers.
Congressional bills are progressing with a goal of protecting over 1,060,000 acres of public lands in Colorado. That’s about 1.6% of the total area of the state.
“I started hiking with Wild Connections to explore the area along the Arkansas River. I continue to hike and work with Wild Connections because I appreciate the "lesson" in each hike about taking action on current local conservation issues.” — Curt, photographer, wildflower fan, and volunteer