Black-footed ferrets are one of the most endangered mammals in North America. To support their recovery, Natural Areas staff and teams from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gathered to release some of these endangered species back into their natural habitat, the shortgrass prairie. In November, multiple black-footed ferrets (BFFs) were released at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
and Meadow Springs Ranch. Fort Collins Natural Areas is the only municipality involved with BFF recovery, carrying out tasks such as spotlight monitoring, and mitigating the impacts of disease. Thanks to these efforts, and invaluable partnerships with other agencies, BFFs have a better chance of survival.