Early settlers described the West as a vast land filled with wildlife. But by the late 1800s, population growth, uncontrolled hunting and fishing, and changes in land use had taken their toll.
I desire to say a word in favor of protecting our game—birds, beasts, and fishes—all of which are being wastefully destroyed...and unless some law is passed...the buffalo, elk, deer, antelope and trout will soon become extinct, and Colorado will be robbed of the many attractions she today possesses.
Colorado Territorial Governor Edwin M. McCook, 1872
For some species we've changed the land too much. The buffalo, the grizzly bear, and the gray wolf may never return. But wildlife is important to the people of Colorado. With governments, citizens, landowners, hunters, anglers, and outdoor recreationists working together, many wildlife species have recovered dramatically.
Today, the challenge of protecting wild animals and their habitats continues. Enjoy Colorado's wild heritage, and help us keep all wildlife a part of our future.
|Series||This marker is part of the Colorado: History Colorado series|
|Placed By||Colorado Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 731276 N 4538650|
|Decimal Degrees||40.96626667, -102.25158333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 57.976', W 102° 15.095'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 57' 58.56" N, 102° 15' 5.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||308, 970|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20000-20752 Co Rd 28, Julesburg CO 80737, US|
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