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Private Land Wildlife Habitat Tours (NE Colorado)

June 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT

Join private land wildlife biologists from Northeastern Colorado on a series of private land habitat tours. Gain tips for habitat improvement on your land and meet your local biologist team. Take a tour of seeded pollinator habitat in Phillips County. Learn about the benefits of pollinator habitat for wildlife and your farm, what species to plant, and how to plant them on your property. Speakers include biologists from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Pheasants Forever.

RSVP required.  Please register at least 1 week prior to the event date.

This event is completely FREE and includes lunch.  Transportation will be provided to and from the tour sites through carpooling.  Meet at the Haxtun Community Center (125 East Wilson, Haxtun, Colorado 80731)

This tour is for anyone interested in managing their property to benefit wildlife in Northeastern Colorado. For questions and to RSVP contact Kelsea Holloway at 970-534-2296 or [email protected] Emails with more directions will be sent once RSVPs are collected.

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Date:
June 28, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT
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Organizer

Kelsea Holloway
Phone:
(970) 534-2296
Email:
kelsea.holloway@co.usda.gov
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Venue

Haxtun Community Center
125 E Wilson St
Haxtun, CO 80731 United States
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Phone:
(970) 774-6800

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