What if current drought conditions in the southwest are the new normal? 
Sandhill cranes at Bosque del Apache Refuge, NM, might not be dancing as much. “We have to carefully prioritize nesting areas, and it’s hard to manage wetlands when the soil profile is parched,” says Mike Blenden, project leader at Colorado’s San Luis Valley Refuge Complex. 
Read all about it in the newest issue of Refuge Update.  
Photo by Manith Kainickara
(via: USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System)

What if current drought conditions in the southwest are the new normal?

Sandhill cranes at Bosque del Apache Refuge, NM, might not be dancing as much. “We have to carefully prioritize nesting areas, and it’s hard to manage wetlands when the soil profile is parched,” says Mike Blenden, project leader at Colorado’s San Luis Valley Refuge Complex.

Read all about it in the newest issue of Refuge Update

Photo by Manith Kainickara

(via: USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System)

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