In January we love to go hiking in the foothills and search for early signs of spring, such as the first blooming Easter daisies, courting foxes, or singing meadowlarks.

But this year a shadow hangs over even these joyful activities. It isn’t just the virus. We see nature under assault both here and around the world and often feel helpless to do much about it.

In Boulder County the number of human visitors to our protected lands has more than doubled as workspaces, restaurants and gyms…

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