2023 Habitat Hero Workshop

Habitat Hero Photo

9th Annual Habitat Hero Workshop: Saturday, February 4th, 2023

Landscaping for Water Realities on the High Plains:

Learn how native plants can help us adapt to a drier future and support pollinators

The 9th Annual Habitat Hero Workshop was held at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in the Clay Pathfinder Building (Rooms 108/109).  LCCC is located at 1400 E. College Drive, Cheyenne Wyoming 82007.  The workshop began at 8:00 a.m.  There were 79 registrants in-person with 228 joining through Zoom.  

Did you miss us?  No worries – the program was recorded!  Habitat Hero Workshop Recording      Passcode: cM.ip.0J

HPEC https://suburbitat.org/     (Jim Tolstrup’s Handout)                                                                                                Suburbitat

USGS Fact Sheet https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3106/

Native Prairie Island Project https://cheyenneaudubon.org/build-your-native-prairie-island/


  • A Prairie Reconciliation: Jim Tolstrup, Director of the High Plains Environmental Center
  • Groundwater Essentials: Cheryl Miller, Hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey
  • Native Prairie Islands: Rex Lockman, Wildlife and Range Specialist for the Laramie County Conservation District
  • Lunch at 11:45
  • Urban Strategies For Caching Water In The Soil: Nancy Loomis, Local Master Gardener
  • Habitat Hero Pollinator Monitoring: Zach Hutchinson, Community Science Coordinator, Audubon Rockies

Afternoon breakout sessions:

  • Winter Sowing
  • Prairie Seeding Program
  • Ground Water Education
  • Jim Tolstrup Q & A

Sponsored by the Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies.