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  • After being absent from Colorado for nearly 100 years, the Conservancy helped return Black-footed ferrets to the Walker Ranch.
  • Our Southern Rockies Fire Module was dispatched across the state in 2013, improving nearly 110,000 acres of Colorado’s forests.
  • In 2013, we conserved 61,848 acres across the state of Colorado.
  • On Colorado River Day (July 25) Whole Foods Markets in CO, NM and UT gave 5% of their net sales to support our Colorado River Program.
  • Following Colorado's devastating floods in 2013, our staff volunteered in Boulder for river restoration and clean-up.
  • Eudocima serpentifera has only been seen once before in the U.S. In September 2013, this moth made its second documented visit at our Medano-Zapata Ranch.
  • Our young professionals group, the 13ers, held a launch party at Galvanize in Denver in 2013. More than 200 people attended, learning more about the group and the Conservancy’s work.
  • In 2013, we helped lead a bi-national coalition of environmental groups to revive the Colorado River Delta. The agreement will define how the U.S. and Mexico share the river’s resources in the face of increasing demands.    
  • Chris Pague, Colorado’s senior ecologist, is helping to restore grasslands in Colorado and Patagonia. This work is benefitting nature, ranchers and their communities.
  • In 2013, we conserved 33,319 acres in southeastern Colorado, protecting habitat for a diversity of plants and animals such as the rare hepatic tanager. This project is one of the five largest grassland protection projects ever completed by the Conservancy.
  • In 2013, we made great strides helping to develop Colorado’s first statewide water plan. The plan will lay the foundation for a future of thriving communities and a healthy environment.
  • In Gunnison, we completed the first phase of a climate adaptation project that builds habitat resilience for the Gunnison Sage-grouse, recently proposed for listing as endangered.
Year in Review 2013
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