March 7th Camera Check

Guess what? Soapstone Prairie is open, and will be making a trip out there this weekend on Saturday, March 7th. Please RSVP to twscamerproject@gmail.com if you are able to make it. We will be leaving after lunch at 1 pm from the library parking lot. Also if anyone would be willing to drive that would be awesome!

Spring 2015 Update

Hello all! We hope you’ve been having a great winter so far. This is a brief update to let you know that our Camera Project Committee is currently gearing back up to start camera checks back up at Soapstone in early March. Our first scheduled camera checks are at for Saturday March 7th – time TBA. Stay tuned for more information soon and thanks for visiting!

First Ferret Photo at Soapstone!

This is the first photo captured of the recently reintroduced ferrets at Soapstone! Hopefully there are many to come.

On September 3rd, 2014 the endangered black-footed ferret was reintroduced to Soapstone Natural Area just north of Fort Collins. Here at CSU, The Wildlife Society’s Camera Project (TWSCP) has been monitoring the reintroduction of these ferrets with the remote triggered wildlife cameras. On September 10thcameras captured the first photo of a black-footed ferret near the entrance of a burrow on the Roman House prairie dog colony.

Ferrets were released on to two prairie dog colonies at Soapstone Natural Area and are expected to expand onto other colonies in years to come. TWSCP is excited to be a part of monitoring the success and outcomes of the black-footed ferret reintroduction.