Durango Bird Club to meet Wednesday

The public is invited to the Durango Bird Club meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Florida Room at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Lynn Wickersham will present a program about...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

CSU master gardener class deadline is Dec. 31

The Colorado State University Extension Office in La Plata County is accepting applications for the 2017 Colorado Master Gardener program until Dec. 31. Students will receive training in tree...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Durango Nature Studies offers geology workshop

Durango Nature Studies will offer its Geology Rocks workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Durango Nature Center, south of Durango. Program facilitator Brooks Mitchell will...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Plentiful harvest for N.M. piñon seed-seekers

PECOS, N.M. (AP) – Mark Quintana gestures into the shady thicket of pine trees. His sons are in there somewhere, he says, along with a few of his cousins. Theirs is a familiar fall scene in...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Forest Service to burn slash piles east of Bayfield

The Columbine Ranger District of the Forest Service plans to burn slash piles through this fall and winter in the Sauls Creek, Yellow Jacket and Fossett Gulch areas of the San Juan National Forest....

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Turtle Lake Refuge to celebrate organic parks

Turtle Lake Refuge is offering free events through Oct. 18 in celebration of the organic parks in Durango. Events include: Tea and tai chi, 9 a.m. Friday, Organic Pioneer Park. Cacao smoothies,...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Researchers find abundant life in Hawaii’s twilight zone

HONOLULU – Coral reefs in Hawaii’s oceanic twilight zone, where light still penetrates and photosynthesis occurs, are abundant and host a wide variety of life, a new study shows. A paper published...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Goose poop creates messy problem for many cities in U.S.

BOSTON – Canada geese are loud, aggressive and annoying, but worst of all they poop everywhere – a messy problem vexing cities across the country trying to keep their parks clean and safe. “Geese...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Hermosa Creek project improves habitat for cutthroat trout

HERMOSA PARK – The heavy equipment working on the East Fork of Hermosa Creek this month was surprisingly delicate and precise as it transformed eroded streambanks and shallow braided waters into...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

San Juan National Forest announces acting supervisor

San Juan National Forest Supervisor Kara Chadwick will be serving a temporary assignment in Atlanta as acting deputy regional forester for natural resources in the U.S. Forest Service Southeastern...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Staff shortages hamper U.S. wildlife refuges

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hundreds of national wildlife refuges that provide critical habitat for migratory birds and other species are crippled by a staffing shortage that has curtailed educational...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Rusty patched bumble bee recommended for endangered list

PORTLAND, Ore. – Federal wildlife officials on Thursday made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has disappeared from about 90 percent...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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