Stephen Jones, author of The Last Prairie and a co-author of Wild Boulder County and Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range will present "Avoiding Extinction: Saving Native Wildlife in the Boulder Valley" on Friday, October 13th at 7:30pm. *He will be introduced by Cindy Carlisle, former CU Regent and Boulder City Council member.*
About this Presentation:
When white settlers arrived in the Boulder Valley, bison and pronghorn roamed the plains, wolves and Canada lynx stalked our mountain forests, and Barrow's goldeneyes nested in tree cavities beside alpine lakes. All these species and a dozen others were gone by 1900. However, during the 20th century, Boulder Valley lost no additional birds or mammals, and we even recovered several, including bald eagle, elk, American river otter, and peregrine falcon. Now we face a second mass extinction, brought on by urban sprawl, invasion of exotic species from the east, and human complacency. Stephen Jones will talk about what we all can do to avert this tragedy, and he'll profile local programs that are bringing native wildlife species back. Stephen Jones is the author of The Last Prairie and a co-author of Wild Boulder County and Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range.
This is a FREE event, open to everybody!