Safeguarding Sandhills

photo credit: Abby Jensen

Every year flocks of Greater Sandhill Cranes descend on Colorado to rest and feed along their migration route — a sight for visitors to behold. The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition in Hayden was created in 2012 in response to concerns of decline of the species and has since partnered with communities to ensure the cranes can rely on Colorado to provide the provisions they need to build strength and continue their migration. Learn about and donate to this cause at