April, 2015 – We’ve awarded four grants for 2014. Genetic Diversity of Sclerocactus glaucus; Tamarisk removal; Parasite of White-Tailed Prairie Dogs; Great Old Broads for Wilderness – Trail Restoration.

November, 2013 – DEAR has now been accepted by the 1% for the Planet Donation Programs! Please click on the following links and contribute:

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June 6, 2013 – The first of our 2013 grants has been awarded to A Survey of the Species Composition and Distribution of Bryophilous Tardigrades in the High Desert Environments of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. Read more…

July 29, 2011 – Colorado wildflowers found on the Western Slope are now protected under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the flowers are found only
on the Roan Plateau and South Shale Ridge.
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June 12, 2011 – The Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) has identified rare plant populations that may be threatened by disturbances and has undertaken long term, scientific studies to determine the health and viability of these populations. Several of our Board members are actively engaged in rare plant monitoring as volunteers with the DBG. We have attended a thorough classroom and fieldwork training session and are certified as Rare Plant Monitoring Stewards.

Monitoring consists of a variety of activities including establishing GPS coordinates, plotting populations, recording statistics on individual plants, and seed gathering. The pictures to the right illustrate our Board members and DBG scientists monitoring a population of Colorado hookless Cactus (Sclerocactus glaucus).

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