Archive for April, 2011

Arapahoe Snowfly on the Brink of Extinction

Published on April 26, 2011

DENVER, Colo. — Responding to a petition from a coalition of conservation groups and scientists the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today issued a positive 90-day finding for the Arapahoe snowfly (Capnia arapahoe) determining that protection may be warranted and initiating a status review of the species.

Feds say Poudre Canyon snowfly could get endangered species protection

Published on April 25, 2011

By: Bob Magill, Coloradoan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday the Araphahoe snowfly, found only in two tributaries of the Poudre Canyon, could be rare and endangered enough to protect under the Endangered Species Act.

Attracting Native Pollinators

Published on April 21, 2011

By: Kathy Van Mullekom

The troubled lives of honeybees get a lot of media attention.

Yet, many other pollinators are in serious trouble, according to Eric Mader, assistant pollinator program director with The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Pollinators Increase Profit, Decrease Risks

Published on April 1, 2011

By: Edith Munro, for the Native Pollinator Project, Partners Magazine

Variety of Native Bees Serves Producers Across U.S.

Growers looking for conservation practices that improve their bottom line are finding that establishing habitat to promote native pollinators pays off almost immediately in crop after crop.