Our Wild Colorado carries on the Sierra Club’s long legacy of protecting America’s public lands and special places. We believe these lands should be held for and by everyone, providing opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, and come together to share experiences. Our work reaches from the most untouched national forests and vast landscapes to parks just down the street.
The goal of the Our Wild Colorado campaign is to create a powerful grassroots movement to protect public lands and wildlife by ensuring that the best available science is used to guide public lands management and decision-making.
Colorado is home to more than 23 million acres of public lands—including 42 state parks and 13 units of the national park system—nearly a third of our state. Colorado’s peaks, forests, valleys, rivers, deserts, and plains inspire millions of people who choose to call Colorado home and form the core of the Colorado and American experience. These lands are home to rich biodiversity and wildlife, and belong to all Coloradans, no matter their background, zip code, race, or income. Sadly, these public lands and the wildlife they contain are threatened by fossil fuel extraction, climate change, and reckless development.