The Ninemile Wildlife Workgroup is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of volunteers and citizens concerned with maintaining wildlife movement through the regional Ninemile Wildlife Corridor – a critical wildlife linkage area connecting large blocks of intact habitat in the northern Rocky Mountains. Since our inception in March 2005, we have collaborated with county, state, and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, private businesses, and landowners to maintain critical wildlife movement opportunities through our valleys while increasing human safety. We do this through field research, educational outreach, community events, and conflict-prevention resources. Some of our ongoing projects include an annual wildlife lecture series, sponsoring an annual cider pressing event to promote bear safety, and wildlife news alerts though internet postings distributed to NWW members.
We strive for connected landscapes and connected communities.
Our mission - To promote knowledge and stewardship of local wildlife and habitat within the communities and public lands of the Ninemile, Huson, and Alberton region.
Our goals - We are a community-based group that works with citizens, agencies, and organizations to:
- Promote healthy wildlife populations by working to decrease human-wildlife conflicts in our neighborhoods and roadkill on our roads.
- Maintain and enhance the ability of wildlife to move freely and securely through the mixture of public lands, private lands, and transportation routes.
- Nurture interest in wildlife and provide information about wildlife through meetings, lectures, workshops, and this website.
- Maintain our quality of life, rural character, healthy habitats, and recreational opportunities.
Help our organization grow: Get Involved
Monthly meetings are held at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of most months at the Historic Ninemile Ranger Station on Remount Road. Come and meet the group! Check our events calendar for information about upcoming board meetings.
Our elected 2022-2023 Board Members:
Pat Sweeney (Chair)
Jeannie Siegler (Treasurer)
Rickie van Berkum (Vice Chair)