Thursday, April 8, 2010

SE Colorado Canyonlands BioBlitz in June

CNHP will lead a BioBlitz in June in the canyonlands of southeast Colorado on a private ranch. A BioBlitz is an intensive 24-hour survey of all plant and animal species in an area. During our southeast Colorado inventory work over the last couple of years, we developed lasting, positive relationships with a number of private land owners in the area. One rancher has invited us back for a more in-depth survey of the canyonlands that occur on his property. Hopefully, the results of this intensive survey will lead to the development of a conservation plan for the property.

While CNHP has participated in other BioBlitzes in the past, this will be the first time that we have sponsored one, in partnership with the Denver Botanic Gardens. We already have about 30 researchers from various organizations and institutions lined up to participate, and we can't wait to get started and see what we find.

For more information, contact Renée Rondeau.

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