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Our blog gives us a great way of keeping folks – our members and anyone else interested in our work – a little more plugged in to what’s happening in the world of endangered species advocacy, offering some insight into what we do and how we do it, and fostering conversation among our supporters, our staff, and others.

When Birds Squawk, Other Species Seem to Listen

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - May 19, 2015 - Blog
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Studies in recent years by many researchers, including Dr. Greene, have shown that animals such as birds, mammals and even fish recognize the alarm signals of other species. Some can even eavesdrop on one another across classes. Red-breasted nuthatches listen to chickadees. Dozens of birds listen to tufted titmice, who act like the forest’s crossing guards. Squirrels and chipmunks eavesdrop on birds, sometimes adding their own thoughts. In Africa, vervet monkeys recognize predator alarm calls by superb starlings.

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Please Contact Senator Cory Gardner and Ask Him to Halt S. 365

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - May 13, 2015 - Blog
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Senator Orrin Hatch is trying negate buyouts and retirements of grazing privileges done at Grand Staircase Escalante NM. If this passes, it will make it virtually impossible to retire other grazing privileges around the West. Please write or call Senator Cory Gardner and ask him to oppose S. 365

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Volunteer for the Front Range Pika Project!

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - May 4, 2015 - Blog

The Front Range Pika Project is a citizen science program that engages the public in conservation research on the American pika. Pika Patrol volunteers follow monitoring protocols to collect data about pikas and their habitat in high altitude field sites, thereby informing efforts to assess whether pikas are impacted by climate change.

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Art for the Endangered Landscape: Honoring Wolf Creek 2015

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - May 4, 2015 - Blog

Painters, poets and musicians will converge on Wolf Creek Pass, Saturday June 20, 2015 for an all day celebration of the Art for the Endangered Landscape: Honoring Wolf Creek 2015.

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Willoughby: Senate Bill 232 would be a disaster for sportsmen

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - April 27, 2015 - Blog

With the clock winding down on the 2015 Colorado General Assembly calendar, the prophesy foretold by wary sportsmen alarmed by an increasingly radicalized contingent of elected officials in the West has entered the rudimentary stages of reality. To the fear and dismay of many who value the wide-open spaces intrinsic to Colorado — not to mention their tax dollars — the widely unpopular yet enduring attempt by this faction of officials to wrest control of federally managed public lands will move one step closer Monday.

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Mobile Applications for Conservation

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - April 13, 2015 - Blog

Use this great infographic to enhance your understanding of plant life of natural areas in the Southern Rockies.

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Could Woolly Mammoths Again Roam the Colorado Plateau?

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - April 1, 2015 - Blog

Woolly mammoths roamed the Earth during the Pleistocene period, tens of thousands of years ago. The large animals are thought to have abounded on the Colorado Plateau (modern-day Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico) before their extinction, which was likely the result of hunting and environmental change.

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How Does a Wolverine Cross the Road, Safely?

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - February 23, 2015 - Blog

Earlier this winter a female wolverine lost her life on US 93 in Idaho after being “clipped” by the right rear wheel of a passenger vehicle. She died on impact. She is thought to be the first wolverine to die on Idaho’s roadway system. However, with only 300 wolverines left in the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest, each avoidable death is a blow to the fragile species.

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Unleashing the Potential: Animal Protection Thrives Under Wildlife Crossing

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - February 3, 2015 - Blog

By Nova Simpson, Jessen Mortensen and John Bradshaw Humans and wildlife interact in some form or another on a daily basis. If you are one of the many people that enjoy viewing wildlife, sightings can be exciting, but when traveling at high speeds, close encounters can be dangerous or even fatal. In the 1990s, the […]

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Rare Prairie Butterfly Granted Endangered Species Act Protection

Posted by Megan Mueller - January 14, 2015 - Blog

In response to a 2003 petition and subsequent advocacy by Rocky Mountain Wild (then Center for Native Ecosystems), and several other conservation organizations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife granted Endangered Species Act protection to a prairie butterfly, the Dakota Skipper. The Dakota Skipper has lost the majority of its habitat in the past several hundred years and has continued to experience declines in the last few decades. The North American tallgrass prairie, where this species resides, is one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the world. Most of this ecologically vital ecosystem has been converted to agriculture, and less than one percent remains intact today.

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