Past Conservation Projects

Q4 2018

Through the Mule Deer Foundation Stewardship Program and in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Copper Spur Habitat Enhancement project will improve sagebrush
habitat for Sage Grouse and Big Game within this Colorado area.

The Copper Spur treatment consists of treating 456 acres of pinyon-juniper trees that have overtime encroached on valuable sagebrush shrublands. With this habitat enhancement, mule deer, sage grouse and other big game animals will be provided vegetation in which they can flourish.

Q3 2018

From a single small stream (Bear Creek near Colorado Springs) where remnant greenback cutthroat trout were rediscovered, Colorado’s state fish is now being restored to various lakes and streams across its historic range in the South Platte.

basin + bend provided funds for a restoration project in the Tarryall headwaters, where Colorado TU is partnering with the US Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and a local ranch owner on a program to restore greenback cutthroat trout in a connected “metapopulation” spanning Rock Creek and its tributary Black Canyon.

Q2 2018

Hunting for Sustainability was launched in 2016 by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers as a way to spur new, conservation-minded hunters and anglers while also engaging with college students who already hunt and fish, and it's expanding to a state near you.

BHA’s Hunting for Sustainability addresses the challenge some would-be hunters experience as they attempt to break into the sport, offering novices a hands-on weekend of learning guided by seasoned hunters and other experts. 

March 2018

American Rivers is bringing together grassroots partners, individuals and businesses in a united campaign for wild rivers, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2018.

Their goal is to protect 5,000 miles of new Wild and Scenic Rivers and one million acres of riverside lands nationwide. basin + bend helped to push protection for Deep Creek, the only other river in Colorado to be "suitable" for Wild and Scenic designation.

February 2018

Right now, The BLM’s Royal Gorge field office has proposed 122,000 acres of Backcountry Conservation Areas in its Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision. These lands offer some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities, and fish and wildlife habitat, in the field office.

Sportsmen must get involved and make themselves heard in order to sustain their public lands hunting and fishing traditions.

January 2018

WRC is has acquired two private ranches which will conserve 18,349 acres along four miles of the Rio Grande and a crucial reach of the Conejos River. Their efforts will preserve an important stretch of the Rio Grande in an area that has lost significant fish and wildlife habitat, as well as gain much needed public access.

December 2017

WNTI is working to replace outdated culverts on the Weber River near Ogden UT to allow native Bonneville Cutthroat to enter small tributary streams for spawning.

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