The City of Fort Collins is seeking volunteer Master Naturalists who care about natural areas to share their enthusiasm with the community. Volunteers learn about ecology, gain public speaking skills, and discover how to lead a variety of activities (including school field trips) on the natural areas. Master Naturalists also form lasting friendships while socializing with other volunteers with the same interests.
Volunteer naturalists outreach opportunities are many and varied, and designed to fit all schedules. Class size is limited for this highly popular program. Read the job description here and the press release has further details. The application deadline is March 07, 2017.
Applications to participate in the limited pronghorn doe hunt at Soapstone Prairie are due February 28. The pronghorn hunt, held in late 2017, provides a recreational opportunity, assists Colorado Parks and Wildlife with managing the pronghorn population and supports Soapstone Prairie’s management plan.
The pronghorn doe hunt is held in cooperation with a similar hunting program at Larimer County’s Red Mountain Open Space that includes bull elk, cow elk, and buck deer. Interested hunters should visit Larimer County’s website (http://www.larimer.org/parks/red_mountain_hunting.htm ) for a Special Access Hunting Permit by the end of February ($10). Read the press release here.
Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, in the parking lot off Carpenter Road. Free, no registration required. For weather updates, visit the NCAS website.
Saturday, March 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 31, 8-10 p.m.
See the calendar of all Natural Areas activities here.