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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

6550 Gateway Road

Meet at East Boulder Rec Center to carpool at 9 am

Commerce City, CO 80022

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National Eagle and Wildlife Property Repository and Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Brought to you by Boulder County Audubon Society

Friday, September 8, 2017 9 a.m.-3

Free, Limited to 20, Contact: carolmcasland@comcast.net

Leader: Carol McCasland

This complex has been referred to as a “Mausoleum for Engangered Wildlife” in a New York Times article which goes on to say, “the cabinets and shelves of the National Wildlife Property Repository, just northeast of Denver, are crammed with stuffed monkeys and ivory carvings, snow leopard coats and dried seal penises, chairs with tails and lamps with hooves. Most of them are contraband, seized at airports in New York City, Los Angeles and other major ports of entry; some are donated by people who have no use for them.”

National Eagle and Wildlife Property Repository:

10 A.M.: This indoor facility is located on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal and administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Department. It is dedicated to accounting for all confiscated or otherwise forfeited endangered wildlife contraband. It is here that dead-collected Bald and Golden Eagles feathers and body parts are redistributed to Native American Tribes. You will learn of the laws that attempt to protect wildlife and the challenges of enforcing these regulations from burgeoning illegal trade around the world.

Rocky Mountain Arsenal

11:30 A.M.: After our guided tour ends, we will move onto a display about the 54 Black-footed Ferrets that were reintroduced in 2015-16.. Bring a picnic brown bag lunch, then participants will go on the Arsenal Wildlife Drive where Bison are almost certain. Bird migration will be in full swing, so anything is possible on this extensive Wildlife Refuge. Bring a scope for the ponds!

Meet to car pool at the northeast corner of the East Boulder Recreation Center parking lot and be ready to leave promptly at 9 a.m. PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE A RESERVATION AND CANNOT ATTEND, BE POLITE AND CALL CAROL AT 720 256 4645!!

RULES FROM THE RESPOSITORY:

NO CHILDREN UNDER 12

PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED IN EDUCATION ROOM ONLY

NO PHOTOGRAPHS ARE ALLOWED IN THE EAGLE LAB OBSERVATION AREA OR THE PROPERTY WAREHOUSE.

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

6550 Gateway Road

Meet at East Boulder Rec Center to carpool at 9 am

Commerce City, CO 80022

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