October is Almost Here

Now that the semester is in full swing, it is time to get the ball rolling with the camera project! This Friday, September 30th, we will be going to Boltz Middle School to introduce the camera project to the 6th grade class. They will be helping us check cameras every week for the month of October. They will use the data we collect to create their own ecology projects! We will be going out every weekend in October to check cameras, gather data, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Stay tuned for more updates!

Welcome Back!

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to CSU!

I hope you all had a lovely summer. Now that classes are back in session it is time to get involved with The Wildlife Society! We will be having our first meeting next Tuesday, September 6th, at 5 pm at the Lagoon behind the Lory Student Center. We will discuss new member information and explain more about what we do as a club. If you are also interested, before our meeting there will be a talk on rhino Conservation by Joel Berger in the LSC, room 290 Grey Rock at 4 pm. We hope to see you there!

Fall 2015 – Pineridge Camera Set Up

The TWS Camera Project went out to Pineridge Natural Area this past weekend to set up cameras for our Fall 2015 season of data collection. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Interested in attending one of our next camera checks? Click the link – all dates for Fall 2015 checks will be posted by the end of this week. In the meantime, join us this Sunday, September 20th at 9am to check cameras at Soapstone.

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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.