Sage-grouse victory, mammal monitoring, and more
Audubon Rockies
Newsletter | November 2019
Greater Sage-Grouse.
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Judge Blocks Trump Administration Plans that Lifted Sage-Grouse Protections
More good sage-grouse news! Last month, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s plans that undid sage-grouse protections. The 2015 management plans that Westerners worked so hard to create are back in place, for now.Read more
American Pika.
American Pika. Photo: Justin Kiner/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Monitoring the Adorable and Imperiled Pika
Did you know that American Pikas can die from brief exposure to temperatures as low as 79°F? Through a community science project in southwest Colorado, students are collecting data to help understand climate change.Read more
Eared Grebes. Photo: Steve Torna/Audubon Photography Awards
Eared Grebes. Photo: Steve Torna/Audubon Photography Awards
Irreplaceable Ecosystems in the West
Saline lakes are critical habitat that millions of birds depend on for breeding, resting, and feeding during migration. Join us in Salt Lake City this Thursday for presentations on their ecology and conservation.Learn more
A volunteer digs holes for the Habitat Hero garden at Kiowa Creek Ranch. Photo: Parker Seibold
A volunteer digs holes for the Habitat Hero garden at Kiowa Creek Ranch. Photo: Parker Seibold
Fall Planting a Success
On a sunny morning, Cub Scouts, Colorado College students, Aiken Audubon Society members, and other Coloradans gathered at Audubon’s Kiowa Creek Ranch to plant a Habitat Hero garden. Throughout the day, they planted more than 300 native plants in a new Habitat Hero demonstration garden.Read more
Yellow Warbler, threatened by climate change. Photo: Gregory Seitz/Audubon Photography Awards
Yellow Warbler, threatened by climate change. Photo: Gregory Seitz/Audubon Photography Awards
Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink
Last month, Audubon released a groundbreaking study on birds and climate change, revealing that two-thirds of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. But there’s hope if we act now. Learn what you can do in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.Read more
More News
Cattle on an Audubon-certified ranch in Wyoming. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
A New Way to Buy Beef from Audubon-Certified Ranches
A new brand partner has joined Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Initiative. Blue Nest Beef now ships nationwide beef sourced exclusively from ranches certified by Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Initiative. Learn more
Cattle on an Audubon-certified ranch in Wyoming. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
The Colorado River. Photo: Abby Burk
Colorado’s Water Leader on the New Water Year
Our western rivers regional program manager recently interviewed the director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board—one of Colorado’s top water officials—about upcoming Colorado water management.  Learn what she had to say
The Colorado River. Photo: Abby Burk
Barn Swallows. Photo: Alan Peterson/Audubon Photography Awards
Schedule Your Gift for Colorado Gives Day
Amazingly, 2019 is nearly over. We hope you’ll make 2020 an even better one for birds by contributing through Colorado Gives Day, our largest fundraiser. From now until December 10, you can schedule your gift online. Doing so will increase the value of your gift thanks to a $1 Million Incentive Fund. Not a Coloradan? Don’t worry, funds raised will be used to protect birds and the places they need in Wyoming and Utah too.Schedule your gift now
Barn Swallows. Photo: Alan Peterson/Audubon Photography Awards
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