Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Wild Connections, Inc.

Saving wild nature

aka Wild Connections

Colorado Springs, CO

Mission

Wild Connections protects and restores wild nature on public lands in the Arkansas and South Platte River watersheds from I-70 south to the Spanish Peaks. By connecting protected wildlands for migratory animals across the central Rockies, our work benefits wildlife, as well as people and communities. We want to preserve these natural wonders for our families and the future.

Ruling Year

2004

President

Ms. Jim Lockhart

Main Address

2168 Pheasant Pl

Colorado Springs, CO 80909 USA

Keywords

restoration, wildlands, wildways, widlife linkages, roadless areas, biodiversity, wilderness, wildlife habitat, restoration

EIN

14-1899876

 Number

5759230671

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Public lands are fragmented and damaged by motorized travel, logging, mining, and oil and gas development. This fragmentation has negative consequences for wildlife, wilderness quality lands and sources of clean water and air.

Our programs

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Wildlands Conservation

Roadless Area Defense

Biodiversity Protection

Climate change

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Wild Connections long term goal is to establish a wildlands network of protected core areas and connecting wildlife habitat in order to preserve biodiversity and wilderness is south central Colorado

Our strategies include roadless area mapping, wilderness advocacy, habitat restoration, public education and watch-dogging agency projects.

A dedicated cadre of volunteers carry out much of our program work under the guidance of our working Board and paid staff. We have 22 years experience in protecting public lands in our region.

Agency protection for roadless areas; Wilderness legislation; participation by volunteers in projects and advocacy.

Completed a conservation plan for the Pike-San Isabel National Forest and adjacent BLM lands; implemented restoration projects; engaged volunteers in roadless area mapping; the USFS and BLM increased the total acres in their official roadless/wilderness inventories, joined in advocacy efforts for Browns Canyon National Monument and other important efforts.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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