Did you know that messy fishing practices can be incredibly dangerous to local wildlife? A fishing line that has not been properly disposed of can entangle or choke wildlife such as waterfowl, birds, turtles, and fish. Similarly, many feathered critters will use discarded fishing line as nest material, which also endangers their chicks. Fishing hooks can be swallowed by wildlife, which can cause immense pain or prevent them from eating. Here at Greenwood, we are no stranger to caring for wildlife that have been injured by fishing line…

One majestic water bird captured the hearts of bird lovers across Colorado, the nation, and Canada. A few weeks ago, as a wildlife photographer zoomed in to snap a picture of a bird floating on Cherry Creek Reservoir, he noticed something troubling. It was a Common Loon tangled in fishing line. The line was visibly wrapped around his beak, but it wasn’t until six days later that anyone would know the full extent of his injuries.  Rescuing diving birds, like this loon, is a difficult task. This species…