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Respect The Wild Campaign | Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance

by Bergen Tjossem

Head over to https://www.vvmta.org/respectthewild/ to learn more about the Respect the Wild Campaign, take the pledge, and enter to win!

The winter has brought some of our county’s most distinguished members down for the mountaintops and to the forefront of our minds. Elk and deer are everywhere. And with them comes an opportunity to educate and reset attitudes toward our four-legged neighbors.

The elk and deer in Eagle County represent a pride point for many. They are also an essential part of a complicated and interconnected ecosystem. Life as an ungulate has never been easy, but living around humans poses challenges, especially with the changing of seasons and life cycles.

Luckily, we can do a number of things to make life easier for wildlife, and we’re rewarding those who take the pledge with a chance to win one of ten PRIZES.

We’re asking the Town of Eagle’s citizens to do their part in preserving our herds, and we’re handing out a number of prizes to those who participate. We believe if we keep our dogs on leashes, respect trail closures, and leave wildlife alone, we can help these majestic animals survive and thrive for generations to come.

We’re not asking you to stop getting outside, hiking, biking, fat biking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, or walking your dog. We believe that you should continue to get outdoors. All we are asking is you are wildlife aware in your day-to-day activities by taking a pledge to change a few small behaviors…. read more and take the pledge here.

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