Welcome to another “Bear Fair” sponsored by the Sandia Mt. Bear Collaborative. Starts at 1 PM.
Prizes! Fun for the whole family! See you there!
See the PDF version of the flyer here: finalBear Fair Flyer 2017
Like the ABQ Wildlife Federation here in New Mexico, these volunteer groups in Arizona are using rocks to build well designed structures, slowing down water run-off and preventing soil erosion, which in turn builds up soil and supports vegetation for wildlife.
Early last Saturday under already sweltering conditions, a half-dozen men and women heaved bread loaf-sized rocks into a large drainage on the outskirts of the Patagonia Mountains to create a “Zuni bowl”, a rock structure designed to prevent soil erosion.
Read the full article here:
19 June, 2016 – Rising temperatures will force wild creatures to seek cooler refuges – but safe routes for them to migrate may be scarce, scientists say.
Kind of stating the obvious, but even with “41%” connectivity rating in the west, that is still under half of the land that has reasonable connected pathways for wildlife throughout the western U.S. Not enough when you really see how loss of habitat connectivity impacts most “walking, sliding or crawling” species, and even the ones that can fly, as they need habitat connectivity too. When flights become too long or too stressful, even the birds can and have been impacted by climate change and habitat loss.
Read the article here:
Here is an example of what can happen when people put their money where their mouth is. If AZ can do it, NM can do it!
People gotta drive, animals gotta move! But road-kill, no gotta happen.
One of the priority wildlife passages in the Rocky Mts. is highlighted here in this NY Times piece: