Save The Date!

HCCA Wildbird Party and Annual Board Elections

145 Wildbird Lane     |     Thursday, September 21st     |     5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The HCCA board and staff cordially invites you
to join us for a fall evening at Wildbird
to celebrate our past successes and look to the future,
with an evening of live music by Lizzie Plotkin and Tyler Lucas,
hor d’oeuvres and refreshments.
Please RSVP to by September 18th. 


HCCA’s Annual Board Elections


For 2017, HCCA President Sandy Shea is up for re-election as president and Aaron Peterson is up for election to join the board. 


Sandy Shea has been active in the conservation movement in Colorado for more than 25 years, and has been involved in the creation of several conservation groups, as well as serving on staff as HCCA’s Public Lands Director. He recently completed a Master’s in Ecopsychology from Naropa University. Sandy joined the HCCA board in July 2013.

Why are you an advocate? “I am an advocate for wild nature, the land of the Gunnison Country and her many creatures, the flowing waters, and for the abundance of life that surrounds and supports us. I am Advocate for those living entities with no voice, but on whom we depend. Ultimately, I am an advocate for those who will come after me, to live in the world we have left to them.”



Aaron Peterson is a chiropractor locally with Bliss Chiropractic and travels the state as an equine chiropractor and teacher. He and his wife, Paula, moved from Minnesota to Crested Butte in the summer of 2014 planning on a short stay. That fall they made CB their full-time home. Prior to chiropractic Aaron earned a BA in environmental policy and worked as a rock climbing and wilderness guide throughout the western US and Alaska. He is passionate about preserving our surrounding wild lands in a way that will be recognizable for countless generations to come.

Why are you an advocate? “In Crested Butte there is an understanding that we thrive because of our wild-ness. Our untamed surroundings provide a connection to our past and they are the very thing that keeps our community alive. I am an advocate because these wild places and wild creatures have provided so much to all of us. It is our responsibility to honor them in return.”