Monthly Archives: October 2015

Look Who is Coming to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

Soapstone Prairie
Residents of Northern Colorado often think of their ancestors as the earliest people who lived on the land. Prior to the pioneers, however, there were indigenous people who thrived here by hunting abundant wildlife and gathering naturally growing food. How many of us truly understand the historical time during which early humans survived in this area?
In this photo you can see a gorge which was excavated by the Smithsonian Institute and proved that humans occupied this land since the end of the last ice age, 12,000 years ago. Clovis points from spears prove early man hunted prehistoric animals in this area. The Lindenmeir Site is not being explored further. Instead the land is preserved.
On November 1, 2015, ten genetically pure American bison will be moved to the unspoiled grassland in hopes of preserving one of the few bison who have not been crossbred with cattle or infected with a disease carried by the Yellowstone bison.
This herd of bison are the largest land animals in North America and will be fenced and protected on 1,000 acres of public land.
To learn more about the trails and programs at Soapstone Prairie and Red Mountain Open space go to: naturalareas@fcgov.com
This park is only open from March 1 – November 30.

Residents of Northern Colorado often think of their ancestors as the earliest people who lived on the land. Prior to the pioneers, however, there were indigenous people who thrived here by hunting abundant wildlife and gathering naturally growing food. How many of us truly understand the historical time during which early humans survived in this area?
In this photo you can see a gorge which was excavated by the Smithsonian Institute and proved that humans occupied this land since the end of the last ice age, 12,000 years ago. Clovis points from spears prove early man hunted prehistoric animals in this area. The Lindenmeir Site is not being explored further. Instead the land is preserved.
On November 1, 2015, ten genetically pure American bison will be moved to the unspoiled grassland in hopes of preserving one of the few bison who have not been crossbred with cattle or infected with a disease carried by the Yellowstone bison.
This herd of bison are the largest land animals in North America and will be fenced and protected on 1,000 acres of public land.
To learn more about the trails and programs at Soapstone Prairie and Red Mountain Open space go to: naturalareas@fcgov.com
This park is only open from March 1 – November 30.

American Bison