Defenders in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains
Bison, © Walter Novak

Our Top Priorities

With large swaths of undeveloped land and some of America’s biggest native animals, the Rockies and Plains provide the last best wildlife habitat in the lower 48 for many species.

Related Species

Gray wolf, grizzly bear, lynx, wolverine, fisher, bison, black-footed ferret, prairie dog, woodland caribou, sage-grouse

What Defenders Is Doing to Help Wildlife in the Rockies and Plains

  • Working to restore keystone species in the region, like wolves, grizzly bears, and prairie dogs
  • Promoting a regional ethic of living with all wildlife, especially predators
  • Helping to implement State Wildlife Action Plans that benefit a broad range of species

Contact the Rockies and Plains Office

535 16th St. Suite #310
Denver, Co 80202
defenders@mail.defenders.org

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