The Lois Webster Fund

… Funding Colorado Non-game Wildlife Research and Education

Lois’s Inspiration – An impassioned co-founder of the Denver Audubon Society (now Audubon Society of Greater Denver), it was always Lois Webster’s hope to have an endowment to support research and education for Colorado’s non-game wildlife. Her dream was realized in 1995 on her 75th birthday when, instead of gifts, her many friends and family gave generously to create the fund that now exists in her memory.

Her Legacy – For those with an affection and a concern about birds and other Colorado non-game wildlife, the Lois Webster Fund (LWF) provides a unique opportunity to help fund vital research and education projects. Since 1995 and through 2017, the LWF has provided $81,003 for 47 projects. View our Projects History.

See Guidelines, Requirements and Application for project proposals.
Application for 2018 Project funding starts in early November, 2017

The 2016 Projects’ results will be presented on Tues, May 2nd, 6:30 pm at Kent Denver School (more info)

  • Backyard Bee Watchers Citizen Science Watch
  • Brown’s Canyon National Monument Bioblitz
  • Importance of Habitat Heterogeneity to Distribution and Breeding Success in Shortgrass Steppe Birds

Our 2017 Projects are – 

  • Conserving Northern Leopard Frogs on Colorado’s Front Range
  • Grassland Bird and Mammal Response to Bison Reintroduction in Northern Colorado
  • Native Fish Care and Appreciation in the Elementary Classroom

Please donate via Colorado Gives! (In the “Special Instructions or Comments” box, please enter “Lois Webster Fund”.) Join Lois’s friends and admirers with a donation to carry her inspiration forward. In addition to our thanks, conclusive research shows the non-game wildlife will thank you too!