Doug Krieger takes you sleuthing into the genetic science behind the "discovery" of the original distribution (endemic range) of the State's cutthroat trout subspecies with emphasis on the greenback. Doug retired from Colorado Parks and Wildlife after a long career that included managing the aquatic resources within the Arkansas River Basin and serving as Chief of Fisheries. It is a great story of ancient origins, split-ups and moving from one river system to another and even getting back home again.
Wild Connections Climate Planning video
January 26, 2021 Zoom presentation
available on YouTube
Alison Gallensky presented Wild Connections approach to climate modeling and how various scenarios might play out in key locations in our region. View the 50 minute video at the left or go to YouTubehttps://youtu.be/EpEKzo9ay4k
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Colorado Trail Indoor Outing
Wild Connections Board member Karl Ford recently presented on the Colorado Trail in the Wild Connections Area.
Karl has completed 8,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail long distance hikes. See views of his 2020 250-mile hike along the Colorado Trail and hear about the status of protected and proposed Wilderness Areas and other Wild Connections activities.
Fly Over Grape Creek Wilderness Area Threatened by proposed mining
EcoFlight will take you over the Grape Creek area where a mining company is proposing to mine various minerals. Already there are impacts from helicopter activity that droped in an exploratory drill rig and water was pumped out of Grape Creek to service the rig.
Arkansas Canyon Wild Areas
Fly over the exceptional wildlands in the Arkansas Canyon with EcoFlight
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species, and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds.
They are the ancestral lands of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho and other indigenous peoples.