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Summer. For Coloradoans, that means river romping, wildflowers, and smoky skies. Wildfires are a natural part of our arid climate in the hot summer months, but lately, the severity and frequency of these fires have exploded. Factors such as climate warming and fire suppression have intensified wildfires. After the Australian bush was engulfed in flames in 2020, many saw a flash of burned koalas and wombats flash across the news. With the season for western fires approaching, you may wonder what you can do for wildlife if one…

Greenwood remains OPEN for wildlife rehabilitation. Our management team is watching the progression of the fires. We are ready with a plan to ensure the safety of our wild patients as well as our staff and volunteers. If you are bringing a wild animal to the center, please check road closures by clicking the link. Stay tuned to Facebook and our website for more updates. For more information on evacuation orders already in place, view this Boulder County Map.

Many concerned community members have been calling us wondering how to help the local wildlife that might be fleeing from wildfires currently burning over 320,000 acres in Colorado. Rightfully so, the large plumes of smoke have been blocking out the sun and raining ash into our neighborhoods, a scary sight indeed. While wildfires undoubtedly have been much larger and more intense than the recent past, wildlife are used to these natural events. Still, there are things we can do to make the journey a little easier on the…