Prairie Rattlesnake Surveys at North Boulder Grasslands
Identification of Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) den sites at North Boulder Grasslands – in cooperation with Vernalis Environmental
Prior to trail development, the City provided us with a partnership opportunity attempting to protect visitors and wildlife. Identifying “hot spots” of wildlife activity is important in avoidance management, where visitors and wildlife are safer from potential negative interactions. We shared our expertise in venomous snake safety and applied transmitters to all rattlesnakes, while City staff conducted regular tracking until activity ceased in the fall.