The Lois Webster Fund

…Funding Colorado Non-game Wildlife Research and Education

Lois’s Inspiration – An impassioned co-founder of Denver Audubon, 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 and honor.

Lois’s 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. Through 2019, which is our 24th year of funding projects, the LWF has provided $97,010 for 50 projects.

Final Project Reports • Projects History Fact Sheet

Current Projects:
The Lois Webster Fund has announced its 2020 projects:
  • Front Range Nesting Bald Eagle Studies: Assessing sensitivity of bald eagle pairs to disturbance within nesting territories and examination of movements during and after the breeding season. 
  • Black Swift Movement Ecology Project: Ongoing study (third year) of  foraging and migration patterns of this poorly understood species.
  • Impacts and Recovery Status of Wild Bee Communities Following Catastrophic Flood: Comparison of wild bee communities before and after the 2013 Front Range floods.
 2019 Projects’ Final Reports:

Presentations of the above project results by their project panagers are postponed. We will announce when they’ve been rescheduled.

– Call for 2021 project proposals will begin in early October, 2020. Project Funding Guidelines and Application (for reference only). –

Join Lois’s friends and admirers with a donation to carry her inspiration forward. We thank you, and non-game wildlife does, too!