Save a bedrock environmental law, view our new ranch profile, and meet our newest staff.
Audubon Rockies
Audubon Rockies Newsletter | February 2020
Burrowing Owl. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Burrowing Owl. Photo Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Audubon Rockies 2020-2022 Strategic Plan
The year 2020 marks a new chapter for Audubon Rockies. Since our 2015-2020 strategic plan, we’ve grown to three states, six core programs, and 13 staff. With the support of 44,700 Audubon members and 21 chapters in our region, we’re addressing the fundamental conservation issues our birds face. See how we plan to do so in our 2020-2022 strategic plan.Read more
Lark Bunting on May Ranch in Colorado. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
May Ranch: An Island of Bird Habitat
In the blue twilight of a spring morning, the bubbly chorus of Lark Buntings, the tinkling voices of Horned Larks, and the flutelike songs of Western Meadowlarks ring through the prairie. Burrowing Owls poke their heads out of the Black-tailed Prairie Dog towns scattered across the ranch. Amid them all, herds of cattle graze the native grasses. Learn how the May Ranch, in partnership with Audubon's Conservation Ranching Initiative, is conserving this island of bird habitat in a sea of developed land.See our new ranch profile
Rufous Hummingbird. Photo: Tania Simpson/Audubon Photography Awards
Rufous Hummingbird. Photo: Tania Simpson/Audubon Photography Awards
Habitat Hero Projects and Events
Check out Pollinator Pals, an educational coloring book that Colorado State University students helped us create last year! We’re happy to announce that we’ll be partnering again this year to create even more products. In the meantime, check out our lineup of Habitat Hero events this spring, like the Cheyenne workshop on February 29 and the Casper workshop on March 14.See all Habitat Hero events
Take Action
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: M. Verdon Tomajko/Audubon Photography Awards
Save the National Environmental Policy Act
The National Environmental Policy Act is one of our bedrock environmental laws, but the federal administration may dramatically weaken it. Speak up for birds like sage-grouse that benefit from it! Take action
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: M. Verdon Tomajko/Audubon Photography Awards
Belted Kingfisher. Photo: Brian Kushner/Audubon Photography Awards
Help Keep Colorado’s Rivers Flowing
A new Colorado bill would allow water users to divert less water during dry years, helping to keep rivers flowing. Amid climate change, our rivers need this kind of flexibility. Urge your representative to support HB20-1157. Take action
Belted Kingfisher. Photo: Brian Kushner/Audubon Photography Awards
Meet Our Newest Staff Member
Julie Dillon is the new office manager for Audubon Rockies. She is responsible for the daily operations of our regional office and supports Rockies staff in a variety of ways. Julie’s background includes management of the operations and outreach services of a mobile public library, administrative support for a nonprofit university, and she received a Master of Business Administration from Regis University. Julie is passionate about the environment and helped support the launch and operations of a rural mobile recycling program in Missouri and has helped plant community habitat gardens. Julie enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring new places.
We’d like to thank Krazy Karl’s Pizza, Snooze AM Eatery, and Music City Hot Chicken in Fort Collins for donating delicious food to our January staff meeting.
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