Wildlife

The health of our region relies on thriving wildlife populations. But key species in the San Juan Basin face unprecedented threats.

From habitat loss to climate change, wildlife populations in the San Juan Basin face threats from all sides. As populations of key species decline, the balance of the entire ecosystem is thrown off. The Alliance is working to restore healthy populations of central species, like gray wolves and bighorn sheep, in the San Juan Basin.

Why We Work On Wildlife Issues

Key species help keep healthy populations of trees and other flora, which enhance the air we breathe. Without strong wildlife populations, our forests begin to falter.
Land Letter
Biodiversity is fundamental to a thriving, healthy ecosystem. A healthy forest needs a balance between all its species in order to thrive- when one species dies out its absence echoes across the ecosystem.
Water Letter
Much like forests, healthy rivers rely on thriving wildlife populations. When key species are missing, the water we drink suffers.

Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius.

Edward O. Wilson

The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.

Theodore Roosevelt

Biological diversity is messy. It walks, it crawls, it swims, it swoops, it buzzes. But extinction is silent, and it has no voice other than our own.

Paul Hawken

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Wolves remaining in Colorado after 20th century eradication efforts

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Square miles for a lynx home range

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Estimated population of bighorn sheep in Colorado

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