Protecting Wildlands for Wildlife

Conservation Victory # 13: Missionary Ridge Saved from Post-Fire Logging

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - October 30, 2014 - Blog
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In June of 2002 a wildfire raged across more than 73,000 acres of Missionary Ridge, just northeast of Durango in the San Juan National Forest. Following the fire the area was faced with the potential for landslides, flooding, erosion, water quality impacts, and a logging project with the potential to exasperate all of these issues.

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SAGE GROUSE UPRISING? Rare pictures catch Wyoming sage grouse using wildlife underpass

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - October 24, 2014 - Blog
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Sage grouse march east through an underpass near Pinedale. It's the first time sage grouse have been caught on camera using an underpass, and biologists for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department do not know what, if anything, it could mean.

Hundreds of sage grouse appear to be walking east under an interstate underpass originally intended for mule deer and pronghorns. Recent and rare photos from the underpass show sage grouse marching almost entirely in one direction under what is called Bridge No. 1, near Pinedale, said Hall Sawyer, a research biologist for Western Ecosystems Technology in Laramie.

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Conservation Victory # 12: A Desert Gem Protected

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - October 23, 2014 - Blog
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The Pariette cactus is one of Utah’s most beautiful wildflowers. This cactus is as rare as it is lovely, found only in the Pariette Draw in the Uintah Basin. Protecting wildflowers like the Pariette Cactus helps to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy seeing the spectacular displays of wildflowers in the deserts of Utah and Colorado.

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