A Colorado family tried to save their cattle ranch by betting big on rare birds. It’s paying off.
From getting the folks at Audubon to certify the ranch as bird-friendly, to selling carbon sequestration credits for the tall grass, the May Ranch near Lamar is modernizing stewardship.
Colorado releases more endangered ferrets into prairie dog holes and hopes for the best
Restoring stable black-footed ferret communities on the Eastern Plains has been a goal since they came back from extinction in the 1980s. Sometimes critters are reluctant to make a change.
1st clone of endangered species, a black-footed ferret, is “holding her own” in Fort Collins
10-week-old Elizabeth Ann is being raised at a Fish and Wildlife Service black-footed ferret breeding facility in Fort Collins. She's a genetic copy of a ferret named Willa who died in 1988.
At risk of extinction, black-footed ferrets in Colorado get experimental COVID vaccine
For the newly vaccinated ferrets, the main risk is to the animals themselves. They’re part of a captive population at the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center outside Fort Collins where there have been no cases of COVID-19 to date