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Beaver

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 14:28, last changed on 09/06/2017 - 01:07
The North American beaver ( Castor canadensis ) is native to Colorado, and its role as both an environmental engineer and a keystone species has profoundly impacted the state’s ecology and history. Although their populations today are low, beavers continue to shape Colorado’s environments. ...

The Fur Trade in Colorado

Added by yongli on 10/30/2015 - 13:26, last changed on 09/17/2017 - 01:07
The trading of animal skins has been a prominent activity throughout the known human occupation of Colorado. These skins—as hides, furs, or robes—provided protection from the elements as well as a valuable commodity traded for economic gain; their trade strengthened and maintained political...

Wetlands and Riparian Areas

Added by yongli on 08/12/2016 - 16:25, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 08:01
Wetlands are ecosystems that are at least periodically saturated or inundated by water, creating unique habitats that support a wide variety of plant and animal species. Colorado wetlands include a diverse range of ecosystem types, each with distinctive plants and animals, hydrologic regimes, and...
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