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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. ...

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 16:17, last changed on 09/17/2017 - 01:07
The Great Sand Dunes sprawl along the eastern fringes of the vast San Luis Valley of south central Colorado, covering an area of nearly thirty square miles. They are the tallest aeolian (wind-produced) dunes in North America, heaping mounds of sand that tower more than 700 feet above the valley...

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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