Vail Valley wildlife organization protects mule deer |

Vail Valley wildlife organization protects mule deer

Lauren Glendenning
Vail Valley, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyVail Valley spotlight: The Mule Deer Foundation's Buckhorn Chapter in Eagle helps conserve the animals and their habitats locally.

Vail Valley organization name: Mule Deer Foundation, Eagle County Buckhorn Chapter

Executive Director/president: Ted Archibeque, founder and former chairman of the Eagle chapter; Scott Green, chairman

Members: 150 members in Eagle County; 150 chapters, mostly in western states

Web address:

Years in business: 10

What is the organization’s mission and who benefits from its work?

The Mule Deer Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure the conservation of mule deer and their habitats through education, member involvement and funding conservation programs. We are working with local, state and federal agencies, as well as other wildlife conservation organizations, to accomplish our mission. This is all being done so that future generations are able to enjoy the same outdoor opportunities that each of us has available today.

Where does your funding come from?

Members, donors and partnerships

How many staff members work for you?

We have an all-volunteer staff.

Anything else you’d like the community to know about the organization?

In 2009, we grossed $55,000 – a net of $33,000. We will be over the magic 60 percent net/gross ratio – not bad for this economy!

Eagle County Buckhorn chapter 10-year totals:

• Over $425,000 in product and over $250,000 went on the ground for deer

• 165 rifles, hand guns, smoke sticks and bows went to our members.

• 2008 Eagle County Conservationists of the Year Award, Eagle Ranch Habitat Project

• Recognized by the Eagle County Chamber as Outstanding Volunteers in 2008

• Numerous Mule Deer Foundation awards presented at the national conventions throughout the years

Contact Community Editor Lauren Glendenning at, or 970-748-2983.

Support Local Journalism