All meetings will begin at 6:00 PM at the Montrose Field House at the corner of Rio Grande Avene and Colorado Avenue (South 9th St.).
Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges
Thursday, October 13, Montrose Field House, 6:00 p.m.: Deb Callahan, President of the Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges will speak about the Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista refuges, and her group’s efforts to support them with fundraising, education, and events. The group is a sponsor of the popular Monte Vista Crane Days in March of each year.
Fuzzy, Feathered, and Freaky Critters that Use Abandoned Mines in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the San Luis Valley
Thursday, November 10, Montrose Field House, 6:00 p.m.: Our guest speaker will be Dr. Timothy Armstrong, Professor of Biology and Earth Sciences at Adams State University. Tim’s presentation will feature the fuzzy, feathered, and freaky critters that are using abandoned mines in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the San Luis Valley near Alamosa.
Dustin Downey: Conservation Ranching for Audubon of the Rockies and Wyoming Alliance for Environmental Education
Thursday, December 8, Montrose Field House, 6:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Dustin Downey, program leader in charge of Conservation Ranching for Audubon of the Rockies. “Dusty” is also on the board of directors for the Wyoming Alliance for Environmental Education. He will be discussing both organizations and their outreach efforts. If you know anyone who is managing ranch or farm properties of any size, please invite them to this presentation so they can hear about how to improve outcomes for their land, animals, environment, and themselves!