Thanks to the Western Colorado Conservation Corps for their work in August and September to improve habitat for the rare Gunnison sage-grouse! The young adults helped us to:
Install 45 structures to reduce erosion and improve wet meadow habitat.
Removed fence posts plus trees that were encroaching into sagebrush parks. Grouse tend to avoid anything that could be a perch for a hungry hawk or eagle.
Marked wire fences to make them more visible to grouse and other wildlife. This reduces collisions that can result in the death of grouse.
More of this work is planned for 2019.