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Media Advisory: Media Invited to Observe Small Unmanned Aircraft System in Action
sUAS Recently Evaluated for Wildlife Management Applications
Released: 4/11/2013 12:37:25 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communications and Publishing
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119
Reston, VA 20192
Heidi  Koontz 1-click interview
Phone: 303-202-4763

Mike Porras
Phone: 970-210-3768

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Geological Survey will work together to evaluate whether a small unmanned aircraft can save state wildlife managers time, money and offer a safer and enhanced alternative to gather greater sage-grouse data.

During the media-only event, a USGS crew will field launch the aircraft and media will have the opportunity to take photos, video and get a first-hand look at the system. 

Representatives from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the USGS, and the Bureau of Land Management will be available for interviews.

When:          Friday, April 12 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Please be punctual)

Where:           Kremmling, Colo.  

General map from Denver 

  • From the intersection of Hwy 9 and Hwy 40, travel north towards Steamboat Springs for approximately 10 miles.
  • At the intersection of Grand County Road 25 and Hwy 40, north of Wolford Reservoir, look for a Colorado Parks and Wildlife vehicle parked on the right side of the road. Receive further instructions from there.

Please consider:

  • Access and event will take place along a dirt road.
  • Dress for variable weather.
  • Restroom facilities are not available.
  • Bring food, water and other supplies.
  • Proper operation of the sUAS requires concentration from the flight crew. Please follow instructions given on-site at all times.

How to participate: By 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11, please confirm your attendance with one of the Media Points of Contact:

If confirming by email, please include your contact information. If the demonstration is cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Additional information about the USGS sUAS program, including video of the aircraft in flight, can be found at online.

For more information about greater sage-grouse, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website on greater sage-grouse studies.





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