Friday, August 31, 2012

Job Opening: Wetland Mapping Specialist

The Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) seeks an experienced GIS Analyst / Wetland Ecologist to carry out wetland mapping projects in Colorado. The successful candidates will use automated and manual computer processing to convert existing hard-copy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wetland Inventory (NWI) maps to digital spatial data. The position will also update selected NWI maps through photo interpretation of color infrared aerial imagery and field verification. For certain projects, supplemental data analysis and report writing may be required. In addition to wetland mapping, the Wetland Mapping GIS Specialist / Ecologist may also conduct field work in the summer months on wetland condition assessment projects.

Old vs. new wetland mapping

Applications will be accepted for consideration through
September 24, 2012.
To apply and view a complete position description, please visit:

CSU is an EO/AA employer. Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Typical sub-alpine wetland, in mapping-view.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Join discussion on impacts of the High Park Fire Aug. 28

The environmental impacts of the High Park Fire have affected our sources of drinking water and recreational opportunities for hiking, fishing, and boating. Learn about current and future impacts from the High Park Fire and how you can help restore our watershed.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP
Tuesday, Aug. 28
5:00 - 7:00 pm
The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins

Take part in a discussion with representatives from:
Colorado State University
Fort Collins Utilities
Mountain Whitewater Descents
The Nature Conservancy
New Belgium Brewing Company
U.S. Forest Service

Hosted By:
Colorado Conservation Exchange
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
High Park Restoration Coalition

Sponsored By:
Center for Collaborative Conservation at CSU
The Coloradoan
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
KRFC 88.9
KUNC 91.5
New Belgium Brewing Company
Trees Water & People

For questions please contact:
Patrick Flynn at or (970) 491-4118.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

CNHP a part of the High Park Fire Restoration Coalition

As seen in a recent article in the Fort Collins Coloradoan, CNHP has joined forces with several other conservation organizations, government agencies, and concerned individuals to form the High Park Fire Restoration Coalition.

The purpose of the Coalition is to facilitate the environmental restoration of the watersheds most severely impacted by the recent High Park and Hewlett Gulch fires. An immediate focus will be reseeding and mulching high priority areas to mitigate erosion and impacts to water quality and local fish populations.

Coalition members include the Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation, the Colorado Conservation Exchange, the Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Colorado State Forest Service, Mark Palke, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Rocky Mountain Fly Casters, Trees, Water & People, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, the Warner College of Natural Resources, and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.

CNHP's involvement in this Coalition means that the goals include protection and restoration of rare and imperiled species and sensitive habitats in the interest of retaining the biodiversity and health of the burned areas.

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has established the High Park Fire Restoration Fund for individuals or businesses who are interested in donating to the ecological restoration work of the Coalition.

Upcoming opportunities to get involved with the High Park Restoration Coalition’s efforts include an August 18 Hewlett Gulch trail restoration project and an August 28 community education event, hosted by the Colorado Conservation Exchange and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins from 5-7 p.m. (for more information, contact, 970-491-4118).

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

RMBO fundraiser Thursday 8/16

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Thursday, August 16, our friends at the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory will be having their Wing Ding - Have a Brew for the Birds fundraiser.

It will be at Avogadro's Number in Fort Collins from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., $10 per person, under 12 free. There will be live music, food, and drinks. Proceeds will benefit RMBO's conservation and education programs. Click on the flyer above for more information, and we hope to see you there!