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A Case Study in Activism and Resistance: The Castle Rock Prairie Dog Campaign

The DGR Southwest Coalition recently held their annual Southwest Gathering, sharing skills & good food, strengthening interpersonal bonds, and engaging in many valuable discussions & strategy sessions. As part of the gathering, Deanna Meyer of Deep Green Resistance Colorado joined Brian Ertz of Wildlands Defense to discuss the recent campaign against a Castle Rock mega-mall … Continue reading A Case Study in Activism and Resistance: The Castle Rock Prairie Dog Campaign

Prairie Dog Action Alert! Channel 7 News Mis-reports on Plague

Action Alert! Please let Channel 7 news know that their coverage of this story lacked factual information and was unacceptable. With prairie dogs disappearing across the landscape with populations at less than 1% of their historic numbers, it is more important now than ever that the truth is told and that prairie dogs are not … Continue reading Prairie Dog Action Alert! Channel 7 News Mis-reports on Plague

Learning to Resist: Fighting Development in Castle Rock , CO to Protect Life, Land and Prairie Habitat

by Deanna Meyer Last spring as the grasses started greening up and springing across the landscape, I joyfully drove through one of the most magnificent prairie dog colonies left along Colorado’s Front Range. Almost two hundred acres were packed full of the cozy little families all basking in the sun, rolling on the burrows, kissing and … Continue reading Learning to Resist: Fighting Development in Castle Rock , CO to Protect Life, Land and Prairie Habitat

The Maul at Castle Rock

Readers who have frequented this site no doubt have heard of the massacre of prairie dogs resulting from developers who want to build the Promenade Mall in Castle Rock. Deep Green Resistance is happy to publish a deeper background story on the massacre by freelance journalist Suzanne Grover.   The Maul at Castle Rock by … Continue reading The Maul at Castle Rock

Center for Biological Diversity: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Wildlife Services in 2014

For Immediate Release, April 13, 2015 Contact: Amy Atwood, (503) 504-5660, atwood@biologicaldiversity.org New Data: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Rogue Federal Wildlife Program in 2014 Ignoring Calls for Reform, Agency Shoots, Poisons and Traps Tens of thousands of Coyotes, Bears, Wolves, Foxes WASHINGTON— New data from the highly secretive arm of the U.S. Agriculture Department … Continue reading Center for Biological Diversity: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Wildlife Services in 2014

Fundraiser: systemic change to protect prairie dogs from developers

As we’ve reported here before, members of Deep Green Resistance Colorado, in partnership with Wildlands Defense, have been campaigning to protect a large prairie dog population from developers intent on building the largest mall in America. Many local Castle Rock, CO residents gave near-unanimous testimony on behalf of delaying construction a few months, to at … Continue reading Fundraiser: systemic change to protect prairie dogs from developers

Alberta Development Begins the Assault

After several days of warning signs growing clearer, Peter Cudlip’s Alberta Development agents today began the first of a two-day mass killing of the prairie dogs on the site of the planned Promenade Mall. A Denver television station was on hand for much of the carnage, and Fox31 Denver posted this video: “Poisoning of prairie … Continue reading Alberta Development Begins the Assault

Castle Rock Activists Remain on “High Alert” for Alberta Assault on Prairie Dogs

Deep Green Resistance forwards this message from our friends at Wildlands Defense. (As editors at this site are engaged in this resistance, we may not post much until this initial assault threat is resolved. We’ll update you as soon as we can.) As always, check out http://wildlandsdefense.org for more information. Friends, Today, Tuesday the 10th, we … Continue reading Castle Rock Activists Remain on “High Alert” for Alberta Assault on Prairie Dogs

Is Alberta Development Planning Another Assault on Prairie Dogs?

We in Deep Green Resistance have received reports from the Prairie Dog Liberation Front of Castle Rock that Alberta Development, perpetrators of the Promenade Mall in Castle Rock, are planning the next phase of their extermination of the giant prairie dog colony on the site of the construction. Previously, Alberta resorted to simply ignoring the … Continue reading Is Alberta Development Planning Another Assault on Prairie Dogs?