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Arkansas River Bioblitz May 14 and May 15
The Arkansas River Corridor just east of Salida, Colorado is like nowhere else. The rich canyon lands house an abundance of native Colorado species and draw recreation enthusiasts from all over the world. It’s an important time for this landscape - the Bureau of Land Management is determining its protection for decades to come. That’s why a coalition of conservation groups proposed special protection.
And that’s why we’re kicking off summer along the Arkansas River with a BioBlitz - a chance to experience and document some of the area's most special landscapes.
On May 14 and 15, people will come out for a day in the field. With help from mobile technology, everyday citizen scientists can easily identify important plant and wildlife species. For the Arkansas River Corridor, this means a major opportunity for supporting protection. Join us this May for the 2016 Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz!
Group size is limited -- Register now. No experience is needed - you'll learn how to do this at the event. You can come for one day or both (with overnight camping), but you must register for each day separately. All details will be sent by email early in May.
Sponsored by Wild Connections, Rocky Mountain Wild, The Wilderness Society, Conservation Colorado and Greater Arkansas River Nature Association.
Learn about the plants, animals, and rocky landscapes along the Arkansas River between Salida and Canon City. This story map describes four zones that the conservation coalition, including Wild Connections, Rocky Mountain Wild, The Wilderness Society, Conservation Colorado and other local and regional groups are recommending that the Buerau of Land Management designate for strong protection as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern.
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