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The Castle Rock Prairie Dogs are Gone: Open Letter from an Exile

What follows is an essay from a Deep Green Resistance member. Perhaps this Open Letter serves as an epitaph for the Castle Rock Prairie Dog community, as well as a call to act. We welcome all those who would stand up in defense of the living.   Open Letter From an Exile: I wore this … Continue reading The Castle Rock Prairie Dogs are Gone: Open Letter from an Exile

Sealed Fate of the Crowfoot Valley Prairie Dog Colony

by Deanna Meyer, Deep Green Resistance Colorado When we visited the Crowfoot site to confirm the mass annihilation of the last large colony of prairie dogs in the Castle Rock area, we found that all the burrows were packed hard as concrete. I tried to shovel out the burrows but could not because they were … Continue reading Sealed Fate of the Crowfoot Valley Prairie Dog Colony

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

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

Castle Rock Lets Slip Its “Vampire Sustainability” Plan

Stay in school, kids. Or if not, stay out of government. Because when you misunderstand fundamental notions like ‘sustainability’, you can make stupid decisions. The Castle Rock government’s ignorance of such a basic concept, left unchecked, would wreak damage on the Front Range’s land base in and near the municipality. At the May 5 Town … Continue reading Castle Rock Lets Slip Its “Vampire Sustainability” Plan

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