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Bison Herd Open House

 11/08/2020  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

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Travel to see the Laramie Foothills Conservation Herd at Soapstone Prairie and hear about their reintroduction from Dr. Jennifer Barfield and Natural Areas Staff, Matt Sampson. Registration is not required for this event, and you can show up at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area at any time during daylight hours. Matt and Jennifer will be available for questions from approximately 10am-noon. Scavenger hunts will be available online and at Soapstone Prairie. Register if desired to receive updates about the event and have the scavenger hunt e-mailed to you in advance. Location: Soapstone Prairie Experts and information table located in south parking lot; approximately one-hour drive time from Fort Collins. From Fort Collins, take Hwy 1/ Terry Lake Road to County Road 15 north (towards Waverly). From CR 15, turn north onto Rawhide Flats Road and continue north to the entrance station. The approximate address is 22998 Rawhide Flats Road, Wellington, CO. There are nine miles of gravel road that can be dusty, rough and bumpy. Please respect our neighbors and be safe by observing the speed limit. From I-25, take exit 288 (Buckeye Road) west to County Road 15. Go north on CR 15 and turn north onto Rawhide Flats Road. Follow Rawhide Flats Rd to the entrance station. Soapstone Prairie is not accessible via I-25 exit 293 (CR 126/CR 5).

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Thank you Fort Collins and Larimer County voters! Your support of citizen-initiated sales taxes makes land conservation and educational activities like this possible.

AJ Chlebnik

Pronouns: she/her/hers

City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

Public Engagement Specialist

[email protected]


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AJ C - Staff/Trainers

I am a Public Engagement Specialist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and I organize community programs, programs by request and interpretive communications like signs and brochures. I'm excited to be back in Fort Collins again after being gone for 15 years. My favorite things to talk about are conservation issues, conservation research and raptors!! The black blur in the profile photo is my cattle dog. She never stops moving!

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David B - Trailhead Tabling

David was a High School Biology teacher in Appleton, WI for 34 years. He then worked as a part time seasonal University of Wisconsin Extension Horticulture agent for a decade and moved to Fort Collins in 2011. He is in his twelfth year of being a Naturalist Volunteer.

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Matt S - Staff/Trainers

I am the facilities assistant for the Natural Areas Department, and enjoy working with volunteers in the Nix Farm Native Plant Garden. My favorite Natural area is Maxwell/Pineridge. I can be found there often during my free time trail running, bird watching, and fly fishing. My favorite animal is the Gray Squirrel.