How you can help birds this month.
Audubon Rockies
Audubon Rockies Newsletter | October 2019
Grasshopper Sparrow.
Grasshopper Sparrow. Photo: Evan Barrientos
Conservation Ranch Profile: Corner Post Meats
From the rolling grasslands sing Grasshopper Sparrows. In the ponderosa forest, flocks of Pygmy Nuthatches forage, always alert for the Northern Goshawks that hunt the property. Amid them all, cattle are grazing, managed by Corner Post Meats in ways that improve bird habitat. Ranches certified by Audubon's Conservation Ranching Initiative are producing food while conserving rangelands like this across the US. Learn how Corner Post Meats is protecting and restoring bird habitat at Audubon’s Kiowa Creek Ranch.Read more
Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Thank You for Speaking Up
When we called, you answered. Two weeks ago we announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to open 98% of federal public land in eastern Colorado to oil and gas development. In just five days, 1,084 of you spoke up for birds and their habitat! We’re proud to say that we’ve delivered your comments to the BLM. Thank you!
Red Crossbill.
Red Crossbill. Photo: Adam W. Ciha/Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird-Friendly, Climate-Friendly Conference Announced
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to birds. To address this priority issue, Audubon Rockies is hosting a conference focused on birds and climate change in Colorado this January. Come learn about local climate reduction programs and ways you can take action to create a better world for birds and people.Learn more and register
River restoration volunteers at Rocky Mountain National Park.
River restoration volunteers at Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo: Abby Burk
Get Involved!
There are lots of hands-on ways to help birds this month! Plant willows in Rocky Mountain National Park, learn how to use curricula to connect students to science and nature, or help us band Northern Saw-whet Owls in Wyoming. Check out our events page to see all our opportunities!Learn more
Staff and volunteers removing tamarisk at Gillmor Sanctuary.
Tackling the Tamarisk
Invasive tamarisk pose a serious threat to bird habitat at Gillmor Sanctuary. Because of this, we wanted to see if tamarisk removal is something that could grow into a major volunteer effort.  On September 10, volunteers and staff armed with shears and loppers gathered to tackle this problem. Read more
Staff and volunteers removing tamarisk at Gillmor Sanctuary. Photo: Craig Provost
Hooded Merganser
How a Small Chapter is Making a Big Difference
In Grand Junction, Colorado, Grand Valley Audubon Society owns and manages the Audubon Nature Preserve—almost 60 acres along the Colorado River that are home to many wetland birds. This can be hard for a small, volunteer-run chapter, but with dedication and help from Audubon and other groups, they’ve had a big impact. Learn how
Hooded Merganser. Photo: Raymond Hennessy/Audubon Photography Awards
Sage-Grouse Experts Sound the Alarm
New data show that Greater Sage-Grouse have experienced a 44 percent loss in Wyoming and possibly a 69 percent loss in Colorado (data not finalized) since 2016, and a 61 percent decline in Utah since 2015. Yet the federal government continues to unravel their protections. Here’s what you need to know about the current state of sage-grouse conservation across the West.Read more
Greater Sage-Grouse lekking on BLM land managed by Pathfinder Ranches in Wyoming. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
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