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Archives: Anything But Wild

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Biodiversity | Comments Off on Archives: Anything But Wild

Archives: Anything But Wild

I didn’t set off on my lunch hour on a wildlife expedition. I slipped into my spandex to get a little mid-day exercise and the bike path along the South Platte River conveniently passes right in front of my office. The riverfront is significantly more utilitarian than scenic, as the river winds its way through Denver’s urban-industrial core. Still, the city and adjoining municipalities have recognized the great value that such trails bring to urban livability, and the trail connects the southwestern-most suburbs with those in the northeastern portion of the metropolitan area.  No...

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Archives: From Where I’m Standing

Posted by on Mar 25, 2009 in Connectivity | Comments Off on Archives: From Where I’m Standing

Archives: From Where I’m Standing

The Southern Rockies are blessed with a wealth of biological diversity. Alpine tundra, sagebrush grasslands, and forests mixed with pine and aspen are just a few of the native habitat types that contribute to the biological complexity of the region. Native cutthroat trout spawn in alpine streams, some of the nation’s largest deer and elk herds migrate between the river basins and high elevation mountains of northwest Colorado, and reintroduced lynx are gradually making a comeback in Colorado’s montane forests. Now add a highway to this image. Now add another, and another. Add oil wells,...

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