OSHR 1876 - Colorado's Wildlife History

  • Noncredit
  • Off-Campus

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

As people settled the landscape that would become known as "Colorado," wildlife presented itself as both a blessing and a curse.

Great herds of bison, deer, elk, and pronghorn fed the hungry laborers of the mines and railroads; but great swarms of Rocky Mountain locusts destroyed fledgling farms, Buffalo- grass and blue grama once anchored in the Great Plains soil; but plowed under they couldn’t anchor anything. Somehow people endured and learned. They changed the lifescape in that place where land meets sky. And somehow, nature, too, endured.

This is the story of the human battle with nature and of the wins and losses on both sides.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Important Information

The start date for this class has been changed by one week to October 1, 2012 due to a conflict with the instructor. The start date was originally published as September 24, 2012.