Bird Conservancy explores bird conservation as it relates to working lands, which are facing challenges like never before. Interviews with landowners explore family heritage, the influence of the oil and gas industry, changing conservation practices, and the future of ranching in rural America. Part 1 of a 4-part series.
Join private land wildlife biologists from Northeastern Colorado on a series of private land habitat tours. Gain tips for habitat improvement on your land and meet your local biologist team. Take a tour of seeded pollinator habitat in Phillips County. Learn about the benefits of pollinator habitat for wildlife and your farm, what species to plant, and how to plant them on your property. Speakers include biologists from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Pheasants Forever.
Join private land wildlife biologists from Northeastern Colorado on a series of private land habitat tours. Gain tips for habitat improvement on your land and meet your local biologist team. Tour the South Platte River riparian habitat in Logan County. Learn about riparian wildlife needs, recommended grazing strategies, and tips for improving sloughs and sandbars for waterfowl and shorebirds. Speakers include biologists from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.
Join us Thursday, May 30th for a free landowner dinner and workshop! Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will be hosting a workshop on drought mitigation strategies for livestock operations, easement 101 and tax credit process, and the habitat conservation plan.
Emily Chavez recently began a new chapter in her life in a familiar setting. Here in the San Luis Valley, the land of her ancestors, she has ‘rediscovered’ a special place that is close to her heart. Emily shares her story of how heritage, imparted wisdom and new knowledge are coming together to further bird conservation in southern Colorado.
For over ten years, private landowners have been granting permission for Bird Conservancy to conduct bird surveys on their land. These partners in conservation enable us to learn about bird populations across the whole landscape, beyond public lands. Equally important are the lasting friendships that often form between our staff and the landowners as they bond over birds, landscapes and the stewardship values we share.
Every year, the community of Karval in eastern Colorado comes together to celebrate the return of Mountain Plover to their fields, inviting birders from around the world to join in the moment and experience local hospitality and culture. Bird Conservancy’s Ryan Parker shares an update about this year’s Mountain Plover Festival (April 26-28, 2019) and the exciting things they have planned.
Through a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is partnering with private landowners in Morgan County, Colorado to eliminate cheatgrass—an extremely invasive weed that outcompetes native vegetation, reduces habitat quality and increases fire hazards.