Gunnison Sage-Grouse Presentation
April 29, 2017Western State Colorado University, 600 N. Adams St., Gunnison, CO
Gunnison sage-grouse are one of the 10 most endangered birds in North America. They once ranged widely across southwest Colorado and Utah, but today there are fewer than 5,000 of these birds remaining, occupying only 10% of their historic range.
This presentation is free and open to the public. Rocky Mountain Wild's Conservation Biologist, Megan Mueller, will talk about the biology and status of the bird and its habitat, the sagebrush sea. Erica Prather will show her film, "Last Chance to Dance," a quirky short describing the threats to Gunnison sage-grouse and what we can do to help preserve the remaining birds.
After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to take direct action to protect the species' habitat through Rocky Mountain Wild's ongoing campaign to ask the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect critical habitat in their Resource Management Planning process. If the actions are successful, it could protect more than 93,834 acres of the most important habitat for six small and incredibly vulnerable populations of Gunnison sage-grouse.