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Telluride, Colorado

Colorado Nature League's mission is to protect, conserve, and restore Colorado's native wildlife and habitats. We champion science-based, innovative, collaborative solutions for managing Colorado's iconic wildlife and biodiversity, protecting them from threats like habitat loss, climate change, and wildfires. Our vision is a Colorado where wildlife and habitats thrive today and for future generations.

Championing Colorado’s Natural Legacy

What's at Stake

Amidst a global extinction crisis, Colorado Nature League is determined to turn the tide in Colorado, home to 159 species at risk of significant decline or extinction. We're focused on saving and restoring the state's rare, endangered, and missing native species, such as wolverines, Gunnison sage-grouse, Colorado River cutthroat trout, swift fox, lesser prairie chicken, golden eagles, Canada lynx, American pika, peregrine falcons, mountain plover, boreal owl, Lewis's woodpecker, rufous hummingbird, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, gray wolves, and more.

Innovative, science-driven solutions are key to improving Colorado's wildlife management and conservation practices and recovering species that are in decline. We partner with scientists, state and federal wildlife management professionals, policy leaders, and others to advance and transform science-based conservation, management, restoration, and recovery efforts for native wildlife and intricate ecosystems. By harnessing science-based conservation strategies, we're committed to creating a thriving future that benefits people and wildlife today and future generations.

Transforming Wildlife Management

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Propelled by strong public support, a diverse coalition founded Colorado Nature League to address Colorado's pressing need for enhanced wildlife habitat management, conservation, and protection. Poll after poll demonstrates overwhelming agreement that protecting wildlife populations and habitats, preserving natural areas and lakes, rivers, and streams, and ensuring migration routes for Colorado's treasured wildlife are crucial concerns. This groundswell of public sentiment underscores the need for decisive action to protect Colorado's natural legacy. Every day we wait puts more species at risk of irreparable loss.

Why Now

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We are conservationists, scientists, sportspersons, and nonprofit wildlife protection organizations, united by a common vision: to protect, conserve, and restore Colorado's native wildlife and habitats. Our approach is collaborative, science-driven, and respectful of the delicate balance among wildlife, people, and the economy.

About Us

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Migrating Greater Sandhill Cranes in Monte Vista, Colorado
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Help us protect Colorado's rich and diverse natural legacy by making a donation today. Your support will make a real difference in preserving wildlife and ecosystems.

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At Colorado Nature League, we recognize the long-held traditional values of the Indigenous nations of Colorado, and are committed to working in partnership to honor, protect, and preserve the ancestral territory of those who have stewarded the land and wildlife of this region for thousands of years.

Land Acknowledgement

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