Rocky Mountains/Great Plains

Restoring grasslands, working with bison, and conserving American pika

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You can contribute to Denver Zoo's conservation efforts in the Rocky Mountains/Great Plains.

Rio Mora

At the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, we work with partners, students, community members, and bison to transform a degraded cattle ranch into a demonstration site and living classroom. Our work at the refuge shows how careful land management practices and restoration efforts can aid the recovery of the West’s iconic shortgrass prairie.

Front Range

We’re applying lessons learned at Rio Mora to expand grassland and bison initiatives in Colorado. We also train and equip citizen scientists—from armchair enthusiasts to outdoor adventurers—to gather important data on wildlife and their habitats. This information can help us conserve and protect Colorado’s wildlife and ecosystems as they cope with a changing climate and expanding human populations.