FCAS Presents

JJ Audubon

"My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish."

J. J. Audubon, engraved by H. B. Hall, based on a painting by Henry Inman. Engraving from The Life of John James Audubon, the Naturalist, edited by his widow. New York: G. P. Putnams' Sons, 1894.

Restoring Natural Balance

presented by

Michael Wilson, Rocky Mountain Wolf Project

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.
Social Time: 7 p.m.; Program 7:20 p.m.

Boreal Toads

Seventy years ago wolves were systematically exterminated from their natural habitat across the west, including the Rocky Mountains of Western Colorado. Without wolves, the natural balance in Colorado was disturbed. Our ecosystem has long suffered due to an over population of elk and deer, in large part because their natural predator, the wolf, was eliminated. Fortunately, opportunity still exists for wolves in Colorado. Our expansive and remote public lands offer the perfect habitat for a gradual reintroduction of wolves into Western Colorado to restore the natural and historical balance. Successful reintroductions, like those in Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies, prove both the benefit and viability of wolf reintroduction.

Through careful management, wolves can restore the natural balance in Colorado without placing a significant burden on anyone living, working, or recreating on Colorado’s vast public lands.

Michael Wilson joined the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project (RMWP) in 2016 to grow the movement and provide his unique perspective of agriculture and wildlife coexisting peacefully. His work for RMWP primarily is tasked around public speaking, developing educational events, growing the volunteer base, and community outreach.

Join us on September 13 for this evening to learn more about the RMWP. This program is free and the public is welcomed.