ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
In 1988 Wendy Shattil and Bob Rozinski were hired by the Department of Justice to document the wildlife at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, an EPA Superfund Site at the edge of Denver. Prior to determining the future of the property and its wildlife, they were contracted by the US Fish & Wildlife Service to photograph the Arsenal over seven years. In addition to their personal outreach to the community, they provided images for local, national and international media. Their images influenced public support for preserving the Arsenal as a National Wildlife Refuge.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal Aerial of Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado. (RMA006) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Cottonwood Trees. (Scenic121) Burrowing Owl Babies Burrowing owl babies. (Owl046) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Aerial of Rocky Mountain Arsenal. (Scenic381) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Fishermen family. (People040) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Ferruginous hawk confrontation. (Raptor022) American White Pelican American white pelicans in feeding pod. (WhitePelican034) Black-tailed Prairie Dog Black-tailed prairie dog eating blue mustard plants. (PrairieDog050) Rocky Mountain Arsenal American badger. (SmallMammal062) Rocky Mountain Arsenal White pelicans searching for food. (WhitePelican039) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Bobwhite quail on detour sign. (GroundBird073) White Pelicans White pelicans backlit at sunset. (WhitePelicans044) Canada Geese Canada goose family. (CanGeese023) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Calling ring-necked pheasant. (GroundBird048) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Ring-necked pheasant in snow. (GroundBird051) Lark Bunting Colorado state bird, lark bunting. (140614-3613) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Aerial of Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado. (Scenic388) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Fisherman bringing in bass. (People050) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Birds at sunset. (141130-4119) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Prescribed burn at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Denver, Colorado. (130401-4960) Mule Deer and skyline Herd of mule deer against Denver skyline from Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Denver, Colorado. (Deer-Skyline-130115-2-2) Black-tailed Prairie Dog Prairie dog pals. (PrairieDog027) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Nature watchers. (People020) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Sunrise on the prairie, eastern Colorado, "Golden Sunrise". (CanGeese001) Mule Deer Mule deer migration. (140615-3737) Bison Bison rolling in the dirt. (140625-4190) Black-tailed Jackrabbit Backlit jackrabbit. (Lagomorph043) Mule Deer Mule deer buck at Rocky Mountain Arsenal. (Deer013) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Rocky Mountain Arsenal in winter. (140403-0981) Submerged Quench Incinerator Submerged qench incinerator at the Arsenal. (Scenic378) Black-tailed Prairie Dog Young prairie dogs. (PrairieDog026) White-tailed Deer Stags fighting for doe's attention. (140824-6094) Burrowing Owl Affectionate burrowing owls. (Owl024) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Aerial view of the Arsenal. (120728-0485) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Biologist researcher banding burrowing owl. (Owl053) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Ferruginous hawk defending prairie dog kill from redtail hawk. (Raptor095) Western Meadowlark Western meadowlark perched on U.S. Army sign. (Birds195) Bald Eagles Bald eagles perched in winter tree. (BaldEagle056) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Area where South Plant used to stand. (120728-0449) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Rocky Mountain National Arsenal, Colorado. Before bio-remediation. (RMA055) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Flock of white pelicans fishing in unison. (WhitePelican038) Mule Deer Backlit mule deer buck in velvet at sunset. (Deer007) Hawk and Magpie Ferruginous Hawk with kill as black-billed magpie looks on. (Raptor038 American White Pelican Dancing Pelican. (WhitePelican026) Western Meadowlark Western meadowlark singing. (Birds188) Canada Geese Canada geese en route to swimming pool. (CanGeese024) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Danger sign posted at the Arsenal. (Urban051) Cattle Egret Cattle egret perched on bison's back. (140809-2049) Bison Bison in front of Denver skyline. (130516-5805) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Immature bald eagle in flight. (BaldEagle062) Black-tailed Jackrabbit Black-tailed jackrabbit cleaning a muddy foot. (Lagomorph069) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Moonset over Lake Ladora. (Scenic325) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Congresswoman Pat Schroeder holding bald eagle at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver, Colorado. (BaldEagle053) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Sign at abondoned chemical production site on a military installation. (Scenic294) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Buildings at the Arsenal. (RMA003) Mule Deer Mule deer next to building. (RMA041) White-tailed Deer Running white-tailed deer. (WhitetailDeer018) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Burrowing owl caught in live trap by biologist. (Owl063) Coyote Coyote at the Arsenal. (RMA040) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Rocky Mountain National Arsenal before bio-remediation. (RMA056) Burrowing Owl Sleepy burrowing owl. (Owl045) Rabbit and Tire Eastern Cottontail Rabbit grooms next to a truck tire in Denver. Sunlight reflecting off the tire provided warmth on a cold winter day. (Urban050) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Personnel releasing deer into the wild. (Deer063) Coyote Coyote in snow. (Coyote015) Bison Bison in traffic. (130424-0290) Mule Deer Mule deer at sunset. (Deer003) Mule Deer Mule deer fawn curious about bird riding on doe's back. (Deer058) Coyote Coyote pups on edge of road. (Coyote044) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Cub scouts helping out at Rocky Mountain Arsenal. (People010) Mule Deer Mule Deer doe with twin fawns, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado. (Deer039) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Incinerator at the Arsenal, Colorado. (Scenic324)