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Outdoor Responsibility

March 17th, 2018

With warmer months ahead and tourism on the rise, it’s worth reminding yourself how to stay safe and responsible outdoors. Here are a few friendly tips for you long-time nature lovers and you newbies… Hike Responsibly It might be tempting to venture off the trail, but doing so not only risks injury or getting lost, you could be trampling protected habitats. Even if the trail is muddy or icy, don’t veer off into the grass. It might seem harmless, but when hundreds of people start doing it…you get the idea. Oh, and those narrow, dirt paths that seem to be shortcuts? Those are most likely... Read More

Coyotes in the Wild

September 15th, 2017

We have talked about mountain lions and black bears, but what do you do when you see a coyote on the trail. Last February when hiking on North Table Mesa with my faithful little companion, Auggie, and we came in proximity with a coyote. Today’s post will go over my experience as well as remind you what to do when you see a coyote. Auggie and I were doing a fantastic hike in the snow. It was a gorgeous day. When we were coming down the mountain, we saw an animal in the distance. From a distance, it looked like a dog. Auggie got very excited because he loves to meet other dogs on the trail. I started... Read More

What To Do If You Encounter a Mountain Lion

September 9th, 2017

Last week we talked about how to handle a black bear in the wild. This week we will discuss what to do if you encounter a mountain lion in the wild. It is important to be prepared for anything when you are in the wild, that includes wild life sightings. Colorado has a very robust population of mountain lions. They are beautiful, big mammals that try to live in remote, deer populated areas. They can weigh up to 200 pounds. They are generally quiet, calm, and elusive. Mountain lion attacks are extremely rare, but have been increasing over the years. The increase is attributed to more people moving... Read More

Be Bear Aware: What To Do If You Encounter a Bear

September 2nd, 2017

If you have been hiking or camping at all this summer, I am sure you have seen the signs that read “Be Bear Aware.” And if you are like most people, you see the sign and think…what are the odds I actually see a bear. Well this last week I was hiking and I rounded the corner to find a black bear snacking on berries. My first thought…what did that sign say I should do if I encounter a bear. Hiking and camping are wonder Colorado activities, especially this time of year. It is always good to be prepared for anything including wildlife encounters. Today’s post is going to be a quick recap... Read More

This Saturday: New Colorado Holiday to Celebrate Value of Public Lands!

May 16th, 2017

There is a great respect and appreciation for the public land here in Colorado, and the majority of Colorado voters in 2016 “opposed efforts to turn national public lands over to the state.” (Conservation Colorado 2016). With this sentiment in mind, Colorado made itself the first state to create a holiday focused on appreciating the benefits received from public land. Be one of the first to celebrate this holiday on this coming Saturday, the 20th of May, as it will be the one of the first celebrations ever of Colorado’s New Public Lands Day! Colorado’s public land holds great value and... Read More

Faces of Denver – Amarok!

May 8th, 2017

Colorado’s newest resident! Meet Amarok, a 3-year-old  Timber wolf who was recently rescued from the streets of Medellin, Colombia. Amarok was found roaming the streets of Medellin and was subsequently rescued by the Santa Fe Zoological Park. The park contains more than 1,000 animals from the Americas, Africa, and Asia, yet Amarok was the first wolf ever to be taken in at Sante Fe. As wolves are not native to Colombia, the zoo suspects he was the victim of the tragic illegal wildlife trade (a billion dollar industry that spans the entire world). Due to the zoo’s lack of resources and experience... Read More