Banding Ducks!

For the past couple of months, a contractor for the Bureau of Land Management has been trapping and banding ducks for research purposes and today I had the opportunity to tag along. Two traps are set in various ponds around the wetlands and baited with barley. The traps are 8’X8′ Read more…

Birdies and Bugs

Every week we do two shorebird surveys on the Blanca Wetlands and I can say this is easily my favorite part of my job. What better way to spend the morning than driving around gorgeous country looking at all of the shorebird species that are migrating in! The shorebirds rely Read more…

Kiowa Hill

Thursday we took a group of high school kids to Kiowa Hill, which is East of Manassa, Colorado. Kiowa Hill is a small hill where a battle called “El Cerrito de los Kiowas” took place between the Kiowa tribe and the Utes. The Kiowas were stranded on top of the Read more…

Charlie the Chub

Today I had the great honor of turning into Charlie the Chub and walking in the 2015 Stampede Parade. The Bureau of Land Management collaborated with the National Park Service to design a float that depicted the Great Sand Dunes National Park complete with a mountain bike and camping tent. Read more…