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Inland Ocean Coalition
Boulder
Mission:
To create an inland movement that builds land-to-sea stewardship.

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Frack Free Four Corners
260-693-7672
As Four Corners states, we hope to bring activists together and assist each other in combating fracking in our shared regions. It is our mission to amplify the voices and work of all our fellow activists and their organizations, but it is also our mission to provide our fellow citizens with the credible information and tools to maximize their participation and assistance in achieving our mutual goals.

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San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council
Alamosa
719-589-1518
Mission: To protect and restore the biological diversity, ecosystems, and natural resources by balancing ecological values and human needs” has directed its organizational energies to meet a diverse range of environmental and related threats and challenges within modest budget parameters.

The Nature Conservancy in Colorado
Boulder
303-444-2950
Mission: Colorado’s challenges require far-sighted solutions that combine science and creativity. By working together, we can chart Colorado’s future and inspire people to take action.

Boulder Waterkeeper
Boulder
303-579-7110
Mission: Boulder Waterkeeper dedicated to preserving and protecting Boulder Creek, being an organizer and the primary advocate for watershed issues on the larger South Platte watershed in and around Denver and along the Colorado Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and illuminating and focusing attention on water related concerns and issues around the world.

Inland Ocean Coalition
Boulder
720-253-2007
To create an inland movement that builds land-to-sea stewardship.

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Inland Ocean Coalition Colorado Chapter
Boulder
720-253-2007
The mission of the Colorado Ocean Coalition is to create, unite and empower a Colorado coalition with shared values, goals and actions to promote healthy oceans through education and community engagement

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoors Ethics
Boulder
303-442-8222
Mission: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics provides proven, research-based solutions for the protection of the natural world.

Inland Ocean Coalition University Of Colorado Chapter
Boulder
The CU Chapter of the Inland Ocean Coalition enables CU students to participate in an inland ocean movement that empowers, educates, leads, and connects them with projects that promote community action toward a healthier ocean.

Sierra Club – Indian Peaks Group
Boulder County
303-499-7261
Mission: The Sierra Club Indian Peaks Group, (IPG), represents Boulder County Sierra Club members, and is a regional group within the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter. Sierra Club’s mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth.

Boulder County Audubon Society
Boulder
The Boulder County Audubon Society’s mission is to participate in the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems that support the region’s biological diversity, focusing on birds and other wildlife. Toward this end, the Society provides outreach programs such as field trips and educational and enriching activities, programs to encourage and enhance nature education in the schools, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: Colorado College Chapter
Colorado Springs
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Aiken Audubon Society
Colorado Springs
970-416-6931
Our mission is to promote the enjoyment, study, and conservation of the birds of the Pikes Peak Region.

Colorado Wildlife Federation
Denver
(303) 987-0400 x 1
Mission: The Colorado Wildlife Federation is Colorado’s oldest and most effective wildlife conservation organization. We are advocates for our state’s wildlife. Our membership includes those who care about wildlife – anglers, hunters, wildlife viewers, wildlife photographers and others who believe in the stewardship of a wildlife population that defines our state heritage and traditions. The unprecedented energy development that is changing our Rocky Mountain landscape threatens iconic native species such as mule deer, sage grouse and Colorado River cutthroat trout. Impacts have been documented by respected wildlife biologists, including CWF members and supporters. As Coloradans and Americans, we recognize the need for responsible energy development. Yet we also know that energy development need not, and must not, jeopardize our remarkable wildlife resource and the sustainable economy that depend on healthy populations and habitats.

WildEarth Guardians
Denver
303-437-7663
We are Guardians. We protect and restore the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.

Sierra Club – Denver Metro Network
Denver
660-349-0645
Mission: The Denver Metro Network of the Sierra Club represents and serves the needs of Sierra Club members and local residents in the Denver, Colorado metro area.

Sierra Club – Colorado Chapter
Denver
303-861-8819
Mission: Explore, enjoy, and protect Colorado.

Conservation Colorado
Denver
303-333-7846
Mission: Our mission is to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-minded policymakers.

Clean Water Action Colorado
Denver
303-405-6755
Mission: It takes a full-time effort–including research, lobbying, and assisting citizen action–to fight for environmental legislation. Clean Water Action fights polluters and corporate lobbyists on behalf of our environment.

The Climate Reality Project: Denver Boulder, CO Chapter
Denver
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Metro Denver Nature Alliance
Denver
303-883-9405
Our mission is to facilitate an inclusive regional alliance that enhances the alignment and impact of nature-based efforts in order to champion more equitable access to nature and to promote healthy people, communities, and natural places in the metro Denver region.

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
Denver
303-273-9527
The mission of the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education is to serve all sectors of the Colorado community by increasing the collective effectiveness of environmental education.

Colorado River Waterkeeper Network
Fort Collins
970-218-8310
Mission: The Save the Colorado River campaign’s mission is to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries from the source to the sea.

Poudre Waterkeeper
Fort Collins
970-218-8310
Mission: To Protect and Restore the Cache la Poudre River.

Sierra Club – Poudre Canyon Group
Fort Collins
919-323-7189
Mission: Sierra Club Poudre Canyon Group engages the Weld and Larimer county communities in exploring, enjoying, and protecting the Earth and our local environment.

The Climate Reality Project: Northern Colorado Chapter
Fort Collins
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Inland Ocean Coalition Colorado State University Chapter
Fort Collins
To create an inland movement that builds land to sea stewardship.

Audubon Rockies – Regional office of the National Audubon Society
Fort Collins
970-416-6931
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Fort Collins Audubon Society
Fort Collins
To promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, through education, participation, stewardship, and advocacy.

Sierra Club – Pikes Peak Group
Fountain
719-520-5381
Mission: We are dedicated to protecting, exploring and enjoying our planet. We offer hikes, educational programs, and opportunities to advocate for the planet.

Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Golden
303-885-4596
The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences to protect and preserve the environment.  CEFF presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social, and economic themes. The Festival provides an experience for the audience that goes beyond passive film viewing: CEFF inspires audiences into awareness and action.

Denver Audubon
Littleton
303-973-9530
Inspiring actions that protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, conservation, and research.

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Black Canyon Audubon Society
Delta
727-858-5857
To promote the conservation of natural resources through informative public programs, our newsletter and this web site.
To provide the opportunity for the observation and study of birds and other wildlife, through our field trips.
To offer early education programs including bird banding stations and classroom bird skin programs.
To empower our members and the public with the knowledge to be effective environmental advocates.
To contribute to the recovery of the Gunnison Sage Grouse (GUSG) through joint efforts with GUSG working groups and federal and state agencies.

Animas Riverkeeper
Durango
970-259-3583
Mission: Advocating for protecting and restoring the river’s health, ensuring safe, reliable access for recreation and promoting transparent and responsible water management.

Diné C.A.R.E.
Durango
928-221-7859
Mission: We strive to educate and advocate for our traditional teachings as we protect and provide a voice for all life in the Four Sacred Mountains.

San Juan Citizens Alliance
Durango
970-259-3583
Mission:  Advocate for clean air, pure water, and healthy lands – the foundations of resilient communities, ecosystems and economies in the San Juan Basin.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Durango
970-385-9577
Mission: Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Conceived by older women who love wilderness, Broads gives voice to the millions of Americans who want to protect their public lands as Wilderness for this and future generations. As a women led organization, we bring knowledge, leadership, and humor to the conservation movement to protect our last wild places on earth.

Citizens for Clean Air
Grand Junction
970-242-1054
Mission: To research the causes of Western Slope air pollution and promote the improvement of air quality in Mesa County through grassroots involvement with local, state, and federal efforts; and to mitigate the effects of known air pollutants on humans, agriculture, and the environment.

Desert Ecosystem Analysis Restoration
Grand Junction
970-201-9659
Mission: Improving the environmental integrity of high desert ecosystems, in collaboration with public and private agencies, through restoration, education and research.

Grand Valley Audubon Society
Grand Junction
We strive to foster an appreciation for birds and other wildlife, preserve a diversity of habitats, and provide a sustainable healthy environment through education, research and individual action.

 

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EcoFlight
Aspen
970-429-1110
Mission: EcoFlight educates and advocates for the protection of remaining wild lands and wildlife habitat using small aircraft. The aerial perspective and our educational programs encourage an environmental stewardship ethic among citizens of all ages.

Roaring Fork Audubon Society
Carbondale
To promote the enjoyment, conservation and understanding of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, through birding, education, advocacy and fellowship.

Evergreen Naturalists Audubon Society
Evergreen
303-330-0489
To conserve wildlife and natural ecosystems, provide citizen science experiences, and inspire and educate our community to benefit people and diversity.

Sierra Club – Headwaters Group
Frisco
Mission: To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth and ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Combatting Climate Change is the Number One Priority!

Weminuche Audubon Society
Pagosa Springs
970-731-2985
Mission: A non-profit organization formed in 2007, promotes conservation of bird and wildlife habitat. It is affiliated with the National Audubon Society and headquartered in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Sierra Club – Trappers Lake Group
Steamboat Springs
Mission: The Trappers Lake group serves northwest Colorado, which consists of Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties. Northwest Colorado contains many beautiful areas including the Routt National Forest and its three Wilderness areas, Dinosaur National Monument and many BLM and State Lands.

Environmental Groups in Southeast Colorado

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Alamosa Riverkeeper
La Jara
719-274-4298
Mission: Restore, Preserve and Protect the Alamosa River Watershed

Sierra Club – Sangre de Cristo Group
Pueblo
719-821-3325
Mission: To enjoy, explore and protect the environment. Explore, enjoy, and protect the people and places of Southeastern Colorado.

Arkansas Valley Audubon Society
Pueblo
To promote the conservation of nature through education, political action and field activities with a focus on birds, other wildlife and habitat in Southern Colorado

 

Environmental Groups in United States

1% for the Planet...A global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet. More than $175 Million dollars given back to the environment.

314 Action- 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science.  We are committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science.

350.org- 350 is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change.

Association of Environmental Professionals...to be the interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.

American Bird Conservancy...to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Our commitment to bird conservation remains absolute, even while some other groups shift their mission to prioritize people over wildlife. We believe unequivocally that conserving birds and their habitats benefits all other species — including people.

American Farmland Trust...to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

Audubon ...to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Center for Biological Diversity...At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Citizens Climate Lobby...Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Clean Water Action...To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Conservation International...Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

Conservation Land Foundation..to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Earth Island Institute...Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends.

Earth Justice...Earthjustice was created by a small group of attorneys with a passionate belief that the power of the law could be used to preserve the environment.

Earth Watch Institute...To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Earthworks... Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

Environment America...Through Environment America, you protect the places we love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives.

Environmental Defense Fund...to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Environmental Working Group...to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

Forest Stewardship Council...to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.

Friends of the Earth...fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness ... is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.

Green America... to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Green Latinos...a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.

Greenpeace ...Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace Fund... campaign on a variety of issues, centering on the following: Stop climate change, Defend our oceans, Protect ancient forest, Say no to genetic engineering, Eliminate toxic chemicals, End the nuclear age, Encourage sustainable trade and agriculture, Demand peace and disarmament.

Interfaith Power & Light - Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

International Rivers...protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

Izaak Walton League...To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Land Trust Alliance...To save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.

League of Conservation Voters...works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, as part of the Conservation Voter Movement along our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

National Geographic Society...The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

National Parks Conservation Association... protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

National Wildlife Federation ...We believe America’s experience with cherished landscapes and wildlife has helped define and shape our national character and identity for generations. Protecting these natural resources is a cause that has long united Americans from all walks of life and political stripes. To hunters, anglers, hikers, birders, wildlife watchers, boaters, climbers, campers, cyclists, gardeners, farmers, forest stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this conservation ethic represents a sacred duty and obligation to protect and build upon our conservation heritage for the sake of wildlife, ourselves, our neighbors, and—most of all—for future generations.

Natural Resource Defense Council...NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Ocean Conservancy... Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.
Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Polar Bears International...to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.

Rainforest Action Network... preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.

Rocky Mountain Institute... (RMI)’s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Stand.Earth...believes that protecting our planet is everyone’s business. Because of our work, environmentally responsible businesses and governments will thrive. Natural systems will be protected, and the people and wildlife that depend on them will prosper. Markets will be more transparent and ethical.

The Climate Reality Project...To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

The Nature Conservancy...to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

UN Environment Programme...to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Waterkeeper Alliance...strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development...to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful.

World Watch Institute...Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

World Wildlife Fund...to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.