Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
June 16, 2009
I've rarely seen a more hardworking, knowledgeable, talented, and dedicated group of people in a non profit before. The history of BCA set the stage for the highly educated group that would follow the efforts of Lela Bruno when the group was called Friends of the Bow in stopping the ragged clear cutting of the Medicine Bow National Forest. Now they tackle education, leadership, litigation, organization, and fund raising in order to protect habitats, clean up tainted water from Coal Bed Methane production, and dedicate rare areas like Adobe Town, protecting the area from drilling and other destruction. We can also thank them for the reintroduction of the Black Footed Ferret and protecting the pocket gopher. This is a hard time for non profits, and we need to be certain that they remain in their habitat too!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
convincing legislators and the public of the importance of seemingly unimportant critters, and in Wyoming this can be like pushing the rock uphill at times because of our entrenched conservatism.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
their enthusiasm and commitment. They are quite social "animals" as well and delight in taking their expertise and knowledge out of the office.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & I hosted their trendy banquet at my mountain Lodge, have participated in it every year as well, since it is a member banquet.