Conservation Keeps Annual Crane Festival Anchored in Steamboat

Photo: Colorado Parks & Wildlife This weekend, the Yampa Valley Crane Festival returns to Steamboat Springs for the fifth time to celebrate Greater Sandhill Cranes – a familiar and iconic sight in the Yampa Valley, where the distinctive birds can often be seen strutting around in its plentiful open fields and wet hay meadows. The […]

Researchers Return to RRNP for Bats & Brats [Photo Tour]

A team of biologists with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program of Colorado State University recently returned to YVLT’s Rehder Ranch Nature Preserve for the third consecutive year to study the large maternal bat colony residing in the historic Main House. Led by Rob Schorr and Jeremy Siemers, the researchers joined YVLT at the Rehder compound […]

The Steamboat Stinger: A Punishing Ride Through YVLT Conservation on Emerald Mountain

  A stone’s throw from downtown Steamboat Springs, Emerald Mountain is the crown jewel of the local community and the launching pad for countless summertime happenings in Northwest Colorado (and year-round, for that matter!).  Returning this August 13th and 14th, the annual Steamboat Stinger is among the most celebrated and also perhaps the most challenging […]

Youth Group Connects with Nature While Volunteering at YVLT’s Rehder Ranch Nature Preserve

Under a Colorado-blue sky on an idyllic day in June, 15 enthusiastic members of a youth group and their chaperones broke out shovels, rakes, and work gloves to give the Rehder Ranch Nature Preserve a well-deserved makeover for upcoming summer programming. “The Rehder Ranch is so fun – I could definitely live out here!” exclaims […]

Yampa River Festival: Celebrating One of the Last Relatively Free-flowing Rivers in the American West

Crowds flock to Charlie’s Hole in downtown Steamboat Springs to watch brave souls tackle the Yampa’s surging whitewater. This weekend (June 3rd), the Yampa River Festival returns to Steamboat Springs to celebrate its 36th season of raising awareness for and protecting the Yampa River – the lifeblood of Northwest Colorado.  The Yampa River is a […]