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(Virtual) Naturalist Nights: Sharing the Same Slope: Can Canada Lynx and Winter Recreation Coexist?
February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Winter recreation is booming in Colorado, and the potential for disturbance to the secretive Canada lynx seems high. Canada lynx are very specific in their habitat needs due to their dependence on snowshoe hares, deep snow, and wet spruce or fir forests, all of which are in limited supply in Colorado. To understand whether lynx and recreationists can get along, we studied how Canada lynx react to winter recreation. We also looked at what type of habitat features lynx and recreationists use when moving through the same landscape. In this talk I’ll explain what we found and why we think lynx might be able to persist in Colorado with a little give and take from humans.
Speaker: Lucretia Olson is an Ecologist with the Rocky Mountain Research Station, the research arm of the US Forest Service.
This virtual event is free and open to the public; pre-registration using the link above is required to receive virtual links. ACES and Wilderness Workshop plan to live-stream each presentation over Facebook, but strongly encourage pre-registration to ensure participation.
Presentations will be held live over Zoom for the first 100 people to log in – If you log in after, you’ll be directed to the ACES Facebook page to watch on Facebook Live!
This video will be archived with a Spanish translation for free viewing on ACES’ and Wilderness Workshop’s websites and YouTube channels.
Naturalist Nights are a partnership between Wilderness Workshop, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and Roaring Fork Audubon.