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Year in Review 2013

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The Nature Conservancy in Colorado

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.

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