Gary Wockner

Gary Wockner grew up along the banks of a muddy river in central Illinois where he ran wild and was often late for both dinner and supper. After dropping out of college three times, Gary moved to Colorado in 1985 and continued to run wild in the mountains along the Front Range. Gary finally finished college (9-year plan), and went on to earn masters and doctorate degrees from CU-Boulder.

Gary currently works as a consultant to scientific, political, and environmental organizations where he advocates for his personal passions which are:

• Howling wolves, free-flowing rivers, roadless forests.

• Ecologically and economically sustainable communities.

• Educational programs that get kids out of the normal classroom and into real-world learning experiences.

Gary has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines, as well as several books. In 2006, Gary won the Colorado Book Award for Comeback Wolves, and was nominated for the award in 2008 for Pulse of the River. In 2007 and 2008, Gary received the "Friend of the Poudre" award for his efforts at saving the Poudre River. In 2008, Gary was awarded "Volunteer of the Month" by the Poudre School District Board of Education for his volunteer efforts with Polaris Expeditionary Learning School. Also in 2008, Gary was given the "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the Sierra Club Poudre Canyon Group. In 2010, Gary received the "E-Chievement" award from E-Town, the national syndicated radio show.

Gary's advocacy work includes sitting on the boards of literary, conservation, and educational organizations. He lives a few blocks from the Poudre River in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado.

To email Gary, click here.

glencanyonfi

| August 14, 2014
But when I heard it quoted two days ago in this May 12 New Yorker story out of the mouth of Mark Tercek who is...
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| August 12, 2014
I have just a bit of new hope about the most endangered child at our border right now that ...
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| July 9, 2014
Sen. Segerblom’s position represents the growing political impatience with...
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| July 1, 2014
The fallout from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has only begun, but I think...
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| June 25, 2014
When the votes were tallied last night for a two-year fracking moratorium in Loveland...
frackingco

| March 20, 2014
Whether you’re in Colorado or elsewhere, and whether you’re with a small group or large, start local, get engaged and...
poweringforward

| January 21, 2014
Ritter’s report contains a trove of good information on topics unrelated to oil and gas fracking, and if he would have just left out the frackaholism, the report would have...
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| October 28, 2013
I’ve read most of Bill McKibben’s books and this one is the best. This book gives you an inside scoop on...
gwocknerfi

| September 27, 2013
But nothing I could have ever said, with voice, word, Facebook or Twitter–no press release, no blog, no instagram photo–could speak as well as the rivers did in September of...
coloradoriver

| May 16, 2013
More than a hundred thousand active oil and gas wells in the Colorado River already exist, and approximately a hundred thousand new wells—all to be fracked—are proposed. Many of these...
WV Marcellus Drilling Bans

| April 24, 2013
GARY WOCKNER — On April 11,Colorado State Rep. Joann Ginal's (D-Fort Collins) House Bill 1275 was heard, and died, in committee in the Colorado State Legislature. Rep Ginal's bill asked...
frackingdenver

| March 10, 2013
GARY WOCKNER — The Colorado BLM has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy over the past year proposing fracking in three areas of the state ......
Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper says he will direct the State of Colorado to sue Fort Collins to overturn its fracking ban.

| February 27, 2013
GARY WOCKNER — Now seven days later in a televised interview, the Democratic Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, also says he will direct the State of Colorado to sue Fort...

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