Walking Mountains Blog

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Students to Stewards Blog: All things Walking Mountains including hikes of the week, the Science Behind Series, family activities and much more. Read more… 

Curious Nature Blog: A weekly article exploring the natural world that surrounds us in the Eagle River Valley. Read more… 

Sustainability Blog: Weekly sustainability tips, energy efficiency, recycling & waste reduction, composting, and much more. Read more…

Climate Action Blog: The official blog for the Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County Community. Read more…

Students to Stewards

Curious Nature

  • Top Dogs of Colorado
    Colorado is home to several species of canines. Foxes, coyotes and wolves are all members of the dog, or canine family. Coyotes and foxes are Colorado’s most common resident canines while gray wolves have been spotted occasionally in the northern part of the state, likely having wandered over from Wyoming.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-03
  • Reintroduction of the Lynx in Colorado 20 Years Later
    How was the Colorado lynx reintroduction different than the 2020 ballot measure to reintroduce wolves? All the photos in this Curious Nature article were taken in the spring of 2005 at the last lynx reintroduction in Colorado by Stephanie Sutton, formerly of Walking Mountains.  A Success Story: The Return of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-26
  • Spring thaw for the Colorado River
    Summer is quickly approaching which means we will soon be enjoying time in or along the rivers that flow through Eagle County. The Eagle River flows into the Colorado River in Dotsero. The Colorado River is not only an important resource for us in Eagle County but it also serves... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-19

Sustainability

  • Trends that Benefit the Environment
    Walking Mountains Sustainability recently launched a campaign titled “Trends with Benefits: Making Remote Work.” You may be reading this (if you’re familiar with Walking Mountains) wondering, why does Walking Mountains care about working remotely? Well, that answer is simple.  While working from home comes with numerous benefits for work-life balance,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-23
  • The Paris Agreement and What You Need To Know
    By Eric Heil, Avon Town Manager, Climate Action Collaborative The evidence of climate change and its impacts have become nightly news with raging wildfires, severe drought, a record number of hurricanes, and accelerating retreat of ice shelves. The impact of our fossil fuel based industrialized society, depletion of natural biological... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-22
  • The Paris Agreement and What You Need To Know
    By Eric Heil, Avon Town Manager, Climate Action Collaborative The evidence of climate change and its impacts have become nightly news with raging wildfires, severe drought, a record number of hurricanes, and accelerating retreat of ice shelves. The impact of our fossil fuel based industrialized society, depletion of natural biological... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-22

Climate Action

  • Celebrate Spring by Composting
    While we may be sad to say goodbye to the ski season, it’s hard not to look around and feel joy at the signs of spring. The warming sun, the green peeking through the brown, and if you look closely, buds are emerging on the trees! These are all signs... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-03
  • Lessons from Eagle County Icons & Sustainability Champions Andy Jessen, Adam Palmer and Seth Bossung
    If you’ve ever stood staring in front of a vibrantly colored, wildflower covered, seemingly undiscovered mountain landscape long enough to catch a bug in your mouth, you know.   If you’ve ever found it impossible to stop smiling as the sun sets on your after-work mini adventure successfully squeezed into a... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-19
  • What About the Little Things?
    Often in recycling, we talk about the big things – cardboard boxes and aluminum cans: good to go, Styrofoam: leave it out. But after all is said and done, you might be left wondering about the little things. Despite our best efforts, there always seem to be things that don’t... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-15