Restore Park Species and Ecosystems

Even the most protected, pristine ecosystems—as found in national parks—have been altered, and the investment in our heritage will be lost if not addressed through restoration guided by science.

A priority project in this category is to:

  • Restore Rocky Mountain Wolverines
    Wolverines are important carnivores in montane ecosystems and are under consideration for listing as endangered species.  They were extirpated from Colorado.  Reintroduction would assist in maintaining native biota and enhancing ecosystem resilience.  High elevation areas in the Colorado Rockies, such as in Rocky Mountain National Park, may provide longer-term refuge for wolverines than currently occupied habitat in the lower elevation areas of the Northern Rockies.