A multidisciplinary team has been established to ensure the survival of the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, a threatened mammal listed under the Endangered Species Act, in the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River watershed. Known as the North Fork Poudre River Site Conservation Team (SCT), is the first of its kind and designed to give a voice to local communities in the process of recovering the Preble’s mouse. The goal of the team is to work toward meeting recovery goals, striving to recommend simple, straightforward conservation tools for restoration on public and private lands for habitat improvement.
On Sept. 19th, the SCT hosted a community event on a historic ranch overlooking the North Fork of the Poudre River. The group made up of private landowners and SCT members, gathered together to celebrate good neighbors doing good stewardship. Participants shared stories about their love for the river and local food production. The group learned about how to implement best management practices to support a healthy river that will benefit both people and nature.
The CCC is proud to support this collaborative effort! To learn more about this collaborative process, you can read our blog from earlier this summer here.