Rocky Mountain Regional Center

What is a Naturalized Outdoor Learning Environment?

The Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) program was created out of necessity; a necessity for all young children to have daily access to quality outdoor learning, creating a lifelong affinity …

Spring into Nature – Getting Kids Active and Engaged with the Outdoors

As the sun begins to shine and the snow slowly melts, parents and kids everywhere are anxious to get outside and enjoy the start of spring. The weather warms and …

Changes to Conservation Plans Imperil the Greater Sage-Grouse

Stretching across the western United States, an immense sagebrush sea provides a home for some 350 different plant and animal species, including mule deer, golden eagles, antelope and elk.  The …

Got (Clean) Water?

“ I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green …

red-winged blackbird

For the Future of Denver’s Parks, Natural Areas and Wildlife…

Greater sage-grouse photo by Greg Bergquist

The Administration Leaves an Iconic Bird’s Fate Up in the…

Bison photo via US National Park Service

Rocky Mountain Region: 2017 In Review

Bighorn sheep photo by Beth Stewart

Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program

Brian Kurzel and Kit Fischer recently had the opportunity to educate Colorado supporters about the National Wildlife Federation’s new program to recover bighorn sheep in the state. The event was …

Give Sage-grouse a Home on the Range — Not in a Cage

Sagebrush — that’s just the scrubby vegetation you have to drive through to get to the pretty pine trees and the mountains, right? Who cares what happens to it? Well, …

Three things to know about the sage-grouse secretarial order (and three we wish we could forget)

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order on greater sage-grouse on June 8, 2017. The order initiated a review of management plans that have been in the works for …

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