Protecting Wildlands for Wildlife

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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Wildlife Camera Captures Rare & Elusive Canada Lynx in Colorado

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - October 21, 2014 - Blog
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For over five years, our biologists have been monitoring the I-70 corridor via motion-sensor wildlife cameras, “capturing” all sorts of wildlife including deer, elk, bears, cougars, pine martens, raccoons, coyotes, foxes etc. We are very excited to report our first Canada lynx to be photographed on the south side of the highway near Stafford Creek.

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