My Thoughts About The Year

This year in Media Production was one of the best classes I’ve ever taken, we learned quite a lot in this class about how to create media. My three favorite things about this class are learning how to edit, being on the announcements (plus not having the emotion of a plank of wood), and being part of/creating skits for the commercials.

Editing is one of the best skills a person can learn when it comes to the film industry. It allows you to take any recording you have and make something great out of it, whether the thing you want to make is epic, terrifying, or just plain funny, editing allows you to create something amazing out of some vary basic footage. However, depending on how creative or crazy you want the final product to be, recording can be a bit awkward and/or time consuming (for example if you want to edit a picture into the final product and point at it, during the recording you’ll be pointing at nothing.

Being on the announcement crew is an amazing experience. What we do is we create a script (or if both you and your partner are willing, your script could just have some notes of what you need to mention and you could improvise the rest), review it and make sure it sounds natural, and then you record (hopefully you don’t sound like a plank of wood), it’s that simple yet it’s rather fun to do.

The last thing i’m going to talk about in this piece of writing or whatever you want to call it is creating skits for our I.R.O.A.R commercials. What we did for this is we would go to a board that has our IROAR definitions and a bunch of general examples for each letter and we would create a skit that shows how to act in that situation.

My year in Media Production was an amazing one and i’m really looking forward to doing this again next year. To anyone whose thinking about whether to join the Media crew next year, I have to say DO IT.

Media Productions Final

Media productions final

            Throughout this semester I learned multiple things in this class, but there are three skills that I learned that I feel like I can use throughout my life. But first the reason that I wanted to be in this class is because my step dad is the owner of snob productions the largest production company that specializes in lighting, audio, video company, and ever since he has come into my life it has interest me to learn how to do the things that he does with his company that is growing at a fast rate.

One of the skills that I learned is how to edit audio and video on a basic level that will at least get me started in that field of work. Thither things I could use that for is I can do small projects on hunting and fishing videos as side projects because that is a huge part of my life I am constantly doing things up in the mountains and I want to show my experiences with others and this class showed me how to add pictures into videos and put music along with it which could be an important skill in my future carrier.

The second skill I learned was how to blog even though I am not very good at it is still something that could come in handy for advertising and getting the word out of my family’s company’s and learn how to put stuff on the web to show what experiences I will be going through in the future.

The most important skill that I learned is how to edit photos and that is because I am interested in photos in the outdoors and I eventually want to continue my brothers and friends small hunting clothing line and do everything I can to get it on a big scale so where we could actually be making a huge prophet out of it and the reason I feel like I need this skill is I want to take our personal hunting experiences and advertise our brand and the animals that we hunt and to do that I need to learn how to put our brand on those photos I take and go and remake our logo out of one of the pictures that I took.

In conclusion I feel like these three skills are the best for me to learn and take out of this class along with the many others that I have learned. These skills are going to help me in my carrier choice no matter what I do I will need to know how to run this software and the computer so I just want to thank Mr. Decker for showing me these skills and teaching me not to be camera shy and to push me to work harder.

 

 

Video Media Productions Final

Video Media Final

Throughout school I’ve asked the same question many times, “When am I ever going to use this in my life.” This question usually pertains to math or science, because I’m never going to have to use the Pythagorean theorem to figure out how much to tip a waiter,(there’s a calculator on my phone,) and there’s no way I’m smart enough to be any sort of scientist. Even though most things I’ve learned in school won’t matter in a few years, I feel that I’ve learned very valuable skilled in the Video Media Productions class.

The first valuable skill I learned was how to video edit and how to add audio to make mini movies and commercials. In today’s world, technology is vastly used to advertise products being sold and to entertain people all over the world. By learning how to edit videos, there’s many things I could do when I go into the work force. I could start designing my own products and make commercials for them using the skills I’ve learned. I could start making entertaining videos and posting them on the internet. I could make videos on awareness of a topic that I feel needs attention. The amount of things I could do just from learning how to video edit is almost endless. Especially right now, with technology being how many people are reached throughout the world.

Another valuable skill I learned was how to use Photoshop. Like I said in the last paragraph, many people are reached through technology and advertisements. By knowing how to Photoshop, I could design billboards or flyers for a company trying to promote their product. I could also design sports teams’ logos or a company’s custom logos. I could design book cover for authors, make poster of famous people that kids hang in their room. The amount of knowledge I’ve gained using Photoshop and the wide use it was in today’s world could really help me when I decide what career I want to pursue on the future.

The last skill I’m going to mention, and it’s as vital as the two before, is working in a group. I’m going to work in groups my whole life, so to have already been exposed to it, and learning how to do it will benefit me, when I have occupations that involve group work. Several jobs, well, almost every job requires some type of group work on some portion of the project. If you “can’t” work with other people, the likeliness of the project being subpar is high because few ideas are being shared and listened to and eventually no one will want to work on the project. Being able to work in groups can help you do things more precisely than if you’re working by yourself. Being able to work adequately with a team or a group of people is an easy skill to obtain. If you learn how to do it, it will help you with future tasks.

Overall, being in Video Media Productions was a great experience where I learned several valuable skills that I will one day use. I would recommend this class to anyone who has an interest in technology, broadcasting, commercials, or video creating. Video Media production was a useful class and helpful class. I learned a lot from it that will benefit me as I move through life.

Mr. Steve Cooper

High school can be very mundane at times, but one teacher who always makes everything a little bit more exciting, while adding humor by using his favorite word, “Pinhead” is Mr. Steve Cooper.

Mr. Cooper is currently sixty years old, and is a physical education teacher at the Fruita 8/9, in Fruita, Colorado. Although he lives there now, Mr. Cooper, or “Coop” as some people call him, was born in Rifle, Colorado in 1957. Growing up, he went to Rifle Junior High and then Rifle High School where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He described himself as an average student, “Dead center average,” is what he told me. He graduated from Rifle High in 1975, and went to many colleges prior to his graduation.

After Mr. Cooper graduated from high school, he attended several colleges, including Colorado State University, Abilene University, and Colorado Mesa University, formally known as Mesa State. He majored in selective studies, with a physical education emphasis. He minored in history and taught social studies, before physical education.

Throughout Coop’s life, he’s had many interesting jobs outside of teaching. He worked for the city rec department in Rifle, the trash service in Rifle, he worked on an oil shell, and was also the JV football coach at Rifle high.

Even though Coop is older than most people still in the work force, he still finds time outside of work to do things he’s passionate about. Hunting, fishing, gardening and shooting are the main things he likes to do in his off time. Coop is married, and has one twelve year old son.

Mr. Steve Cooper is a great person to be around, always making jokes that make everyone laugh, calling that kids who never listens a pinhead, waving hello to you in the morning as you’re walking down the hallway. He’s very old school and likes to keep his classes strict, but still allow the freedom to have fun. You definitely want to stay on his good side, or one day you might hear, “Hey pinhead,” and think, crap he’s talking to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The future of Adidas, the Yeezy Boost

From being a strictly soccer related company developed by 2 German brothers, to releasing iconic shoe silhouettes such as the Adidas Superstar, and the iconic Stan Smith, Adidas has always been a great brand. However it wasn’t until 2013-2014 until the brand shocked the World and generated the best revenue ever by signing Kanye West from Nike and releasing their best shoes ever. The Yeezy 750, Yeezy 350, and Yeezy 350 Version 2. The most coveted sneakers in every sneaker heads collection, with resell value (Value being resold after buying from a retail store, Yeezys gain at least 400$ after buying for retail, shoes gain value if they are deadstock, or an old release). People are lucky to get any real Yeezy’s as they are often counterfeited and remade. In all, the world has been shocked by the ongoing releases of Yeezy’s, and the sneaker market has gained over 1 billion dollars because of it, becoming a crucial part of many people’s lives.

The first Yeezy that Kanye released after his signing with Adidas was the Yeezy 750 Boost. The Yeezy 750 boost is a high top shoe with boost cushioning, and in a variety of colors. The first colorway that released was a grey top with white bottom, followed with 3 other releases. The least popular Yeezy to wear, but often the most highly priced, the main reason people get them is just to collect. With resell value sometimes as high as $3000, Yeezy 750’s are the most expensive Yeezys because they were the first to come out. Almost impossible to buy nowadays due to their rarity and crazy price point. In all, the Yeezy 750 was one of the most iconic shoes ever because it was one of the first shoes with boosttechnology, and Kanye’s first shoe with Adidas.  Yeezy 750 Gray and White

 

The next Yeezy that came out was the equally popular and expensive Yeezy 350. This Yeezy gained more attention because it was an even more popular silhouette due to the fact that it was a low top, and came in more desirable colors. The first to release was the Yeezy 350 Pirate Black, and the Yeezy 350 Turtle Dove. They both sold out in seconds and the only people who got them from a retail store were the people who won the raffles. The people who were lucky enough to still get a pair were often either scammed by fake sellers or forced to pay an incredibly high resell price of up to 200$. The other shoes that followed included a pair called, Oxford Tans, and Moonrocks. These are the most popular Yeezys that have ever came out and revolutionized the market by using mesh upper with and Adidas Boost bottom. These two combined to make a comfortable and stylish shoe that is worn by millions, and stashed by many as well. They were way more popular than the Yeezy 750, and are viewed as the best shoe of the last 10 years.

Yeezy 350 pirate black

 

The last iconic Yeezy that came out was the Yeezy version 2. This is the shoe that released last year, and hit the shelves in over 5 colorways. With a very sleek design, it is a very nice looking shoe and is closely looked at like the Yeezy 350. It has a great texture and the boost on the bottom helps it be even more comfortable. The main differences between all the colorways of the Yeezy are the lines on the side. With different colors you can collect them all and wear them with any outfit. The resell value of the Yeezy 350 v2 is not as high, but the shoe is not very old, so you can expect the value to go way up in a few years. The most popular color way that has come out is the Yeezy 350 V2 Zebra edition. In conclusion, the Yeezy 350 V2 while being less expensive is very good sneaker, with many great designs to appeal to a variety of audiences.

Yeezy 350 V2 Zebra

The Yeezy by Kanye and Adidas is arguably the best shoe by Adidas to come out ever. It features a variety of designs and Versions that have something everyone will like. And while it may not be affordable to the average joe, the sneaker head will gladly spend the money to get these coveted silhouettes. From the Yeezy 750, to the Yeezy 350, and all the way to the Yeezy 750 V2, Adidas has gained tremendous popularity and sales by coming out with these quality shoes. Makinbg both bthe sneaker head happy, as well as the brand as the shoes have been a success since day 1. I hoped you learned something, and for mre information, consider checking out the websites in the link below! Have a great day and thanks for reading!

 

Sources:

Wilson, Samantha. “Yeezy Boost 350 V2: 5 Things To Know About Kanye West & Adidas’ Hot New Sneakers.” Hollywood Life. N.p., 11 Feb. 2017. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

“Adidas Yeezy.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 29 Mar. 2017. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

“This Video Shows What the Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Light Grey/Gum” Is Made Of.” HYPEBEAST. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

 

 

 

Disney’s Biggest Secret

 

Chances are you have no idea what club 33 is. You are not alone. Club 33 is a hidden club inside Disneyland on the original side. This club is hidden in plain sight as it is in the middle of New Orleans Square. There is a door with the number 33 next to it. Although this club is unheard of by most the wait list to get in is not a short one. The waiting list is years long and that isn’t accounting for the costly payments you will be paying to maintain a membership.

The 1964 World’s Fair proved to be such an opportunity and Walt decided to not only give investors an incentive to hop on board with Disney but to reward his imagineers. The name club 33 has many explanations, but if you ask a cast member at Disney they will tell you it comes from the address on Royal Street. While Walt Disney was at the world fair, he visited many VIP clubs and lounges for sponsors and valued customers. He loved and enjoyed the idea of a VIP lounge so much that he brought it to Disney land. There are conspiracies that there are hidden lounges spread out through Disney World in Florida, but these conspiracies have not been proven.

Although access to a membership at Club 33 can be extensive and expensive it is worth the cost. Not only do they grant you access to the club but you can request to ride the train, mark twain, and get access to the club at the other park. This exclusive club on the other side of the park is known as club 1901. It is a lounge area where members can order snacks and beverages. It is a cozy, California style hang out area. It is names 1901 after the year Walt Disney was born. These benefits are just the ones we know about. Who knows what else could be hidden away.

I did some research of my own and found something nobody has ever been able to prove. After looking at the Disney website I found that if you look up club 33 one of the results is a club 33 magic band. When you open this link it leads to a step by step process on how to get a club 33 pass. This proves that there must be more than the clubs at Disney Land. First it talks about the process of how you get your special magic band verified to enter club. Only the Disney World in Orlando uses magic bands. This means that there must be a club 33 of sorts located in Disney World.

In conclusion Disney’s club 33 has remained to be Disney’s best kept secret in the park. For all we know there is still more to be discovered about club 33. Although the benefits of the club membership can be very tempting, remember a membership has been said to be up to $10,000 a year. Whether it is worth it or not is up to you although I do not find it worth it unless you have money to throw around, or you are so passionate about the park. The mystery of the locations of the club have yet to be discovered and hopefully will soon be leaked or confirmed one way or another. Until all these facts have been confirmed all club 33 Disney World is, is a myth.

 

Citations

“Club 33.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Mar. 2017. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

“Disneyland Club 33.” Disneyland Club 33. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

“The Official Home for All Things Disney.” Disney Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

The Trek for Star Trek

The Trek for Star Trek

 

Jules Verne is considered the father of science fiction. At a close second: H.G. Wells. There is an abundance of science fiction authors who are deserving of this title; however, Gene Roddenberry (who is rarely mentioned, surprisingly, in the world of sci fi) is by far the most influential of this time. His biggest hit, Star Trek, has changed the world in many outstanding ways.

Roddenberry was born in Texas on August 19th, 1921. Before Star Trek, he survived three plane crashes—most people in the United States have never been in one, let alone three. Shortly after, he began writing screenplays for movies and TV shows. Most of them did not end up making it, but he did not give up. When he came up with the idea for Star Trek, no studio would buy it except for Desilu Studios, which is famous mostly for “I Love Lucy”. At the time, Desilu was suffering greatly, for they had not had a big hit in a long time aside from the previously mentioned series. The first pilot of Star Trek did not go over well with the audience, so another one was made with an entirely different cast—a diverse group of men, women, and various races. This combated the racist and sexist views of the time, and it may have been a leading factor in getting to where America is now. On the bridge of the show’s set they had not only an Asian actor (George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu), but, shockingly, an African-American woman (Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura).

The second pilot episode of Star Trek went much better, but that is not where Roddenberry’s problems with the show ended. Not only was the show gathering poor reviews, but the main character, Captain Kirk (played by William Shatner) wasn’t seen as the main character. Fans seemed to prefer Vulcan first officer Spock, played by Leonard Nimoy. The solution to this issue was recommended by Isaac Asimov, a fellow science fiction author, who suggested Kirk and Spock come in a pair to direct audience more towards the actual main character. The alien/human relationship, paired with the interracial couples on the show opened the minds of many.

Star Trek: The Original Series unfortunately did not make it as big as anyone hoped. They had a very inconvenient time slot that had ratings and views dropping like flies. The show was cancelled after three incredible seasons. It wasn’t until after its cancellation that it really began to pick up. Though it had a fairly large fan base, now it was growing exceptionally. Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in September of 1987, followed by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and then finally, Star Trek: Voyager. There were also 6 Original Series sequel movies, and four Next Gen films to follow. Clearly, Star Trek had exploded all over the world. Each series embraced ever race, gender, type of alien, etc. and showed the world that, in the end, life is a very precious thing—which ever form it may take. Millions upon millions of peoples’ lives were changed by this beautiful idea, and it continues to change more.

 

 

Thanks for reading! (:

 

Works Cited:

http://www.newsweek.com/star-trek-gene-roddenberry-spock-prime-478141

http://nostalgic-g.blogspot.com/2008/11/star-trek-first-contact-look-back.html

http://www.startrek.com/article/10-things-to-know-about-gene-roddenberry

­Carpenter And the Cameo Mines.

Back in 1884, the Great Book Cliff mines were discovered by the late George Smith. In order to supply a growing Colorado, George Smith set his intentions on a mine that would satisfy the people’s needs. Eventually George smith unexpectedly discovered a huge vein of coal in a mine fifteen miles away from the Book Cliff Mountains. The mine granted an amazing amount of resources but without the technology to transport the goods the mine was useless. So this led George Carpenter to create a device known as a minicar, or funicular.  With this simple advancement and the men at his disposal, they could transport the materials across the Grand Valley a lot easier. Eventually a man named Thomas Carpenter, purchased a mine from George Smith. This mine was dubbed Carpenter after Thomas’s last name. The mine then soon became incredibly popular thanks to Thomas’s innovations with the rail road system, providing efficient and fast transportation. As the years went by, the introduction of many useful additions and services were provided. The mine became a well-known tourist spot with people flocking just to see the heart of the mine.  Later on the addition of churches and schools led to a nice community among the mines. As business boomed the resources available slowly depleted, leading to the slow downfall of the mines. Even T. Carpenter at the time grew bored at the now dry mines and decided to leave his mine in the hands of Wyman. Carpenter left to Alaska in the midst of the gold rush. Nearby as the popularity of Carpenter grew, another mine named Cameo came to existence. The town was founded in 1899 at about the same time of the Carpenter mines. Cameo had some great additions that Carpenter wouldn’t have until later on in its life time. At the get go, the same mines had a machine shop as well as schools, churches and about 30 homes available. After the destruction of the Carpenter mines Cameo slowly came to a close. Resources were dwindling and eventually the resources weren’t worth as much. As other booms came to fruition that to let people away and eventually the Carpenter and Cameo mines became ghost towns and a part of our rich history. Even now we can see a hundred years of mining history, in the lonely but fascinating ghost towns, of Colorado.

The Impact and Importance of Syngas.

Waste is an incredibly large problem in our ever growing world. In fact, the U.S.A alone is one of the biggest contenders for waste and overfilled landfills. Over 250 metric tons of waste is generated each year which is quite startling in all actuality. This amount of trash is equal to 61 billion feet which in turn could reach the moon, a whopping twenty five times! (SaveOnEnergy). Folks that’s an insane amount of garbage, now more than ever, it’s crucial that we manage our waste effectively. Because of this large amount of waste, the U.S is faced with having to maintain over 2000 landfills, and that’s not mentioning the other thousands that aren’t in use anymore. In order to address this issue, many would agree that recycling is the next step forward. Sadly it isn’t too effective, sure recycling is an amazing resource that is guaranteed to cut down on waste! But it’s the question of whether enough people recycle, sure there are large groups and programs that help spread the word of recycling, but not many people listen. Most people waste more paper, plastics and metals then they recycle. Up to four pounds of waste is created per pound of waste recycled. (Melissa Breyer) It’s actually quite startling how the waste we generate will affect us, but there is an effective solution that can drastically mitigate this solution with fruitful results. This process of waste recycling is called plasma gasification.

So, what is plasma gasification? Well in order to understand this term we must understand what plasma exactly is. Plasma to put it simply is the fourth state of matter, and makes up roughly 99 percent of matter in the known universe. Plasma is an ionized gas that is formed when an electrical discharge passes through a gas. We can see examples of Plasma in nature, see lightning. Waste such as metals, plastics, and feedstock are shredded into a simple group of its materials. This waste is put into a cylinder that uses plasma torches to heat up the waste drastically. The temperature inside this cylinder reaches over 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This extreme amount of heat tears apart the chemical bonds of these materials, which converts the materials into a synthesis gas (Syngas). The two elements that are primarily created are carbon and hydrogen, two of the building blocks of most fuels and chemicals. The hazardous material that is generated through this process can be turned into slag which can be used to pave roads, and used for roofing. Fun fact, this process has only been used effectively for about thirty five years, beforehand this process was used to destroy waste and provide tar like substances for use. Syngas is also used for many alcohols and liquid fuels. Methanol and ethanol are common gases that are created from plasma gasification, these gases are a basis for synthesis of other alcohols. Also these alcohols can be converted to other chemicals as well. Now we see some of the benefits of plasma gasification. Not only can we produce electricity, gases, alcohols, and chemicals this process is one of the safest and most effective asset we have. This process will unlock the greatest amount of energy from waste, which we can use. Not only can that but plasma gasification be used with hazardous wastes and biomass materials, effectively giving us many options and fuel sources. This would then provide a decreased use of landfills which is a potent danger in America, and this process is environmentally friendly, for this process does not create methane, a deadly greenhouse gas. Hopefully with this information you are now informed to the effectiveness of plasma gasification. Using tools like this can help mitigate the problems with waste management around the globe, in fact places in Asia like japan are already using this process to create a vast amount of electricity for commercial uses. In order to help keep our planet alive, it is crucial to take the plunge into this process that not only is environmentally friendly but quite effective in the long run.

 

 

Citations

Breyer, Melissa. “Trash by the Numbers: Startling Statistics about US Garbage.” TreeHugger. N.p., 01 July 2016. Web. 01 SFeb. 2017.

“SaveOnEnergy.com.” SaveOnEnergy.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2017.

“The Gasification and Syngas Technologies Council.” Plasma Gasification » GSTC. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb 2017.

Conservation of Mule Deer in Colorado

Colorado since the 1800s has been an icon for mule deer as well as many other types of wildlife. Colorado has an incredible amount of sagebrush for elk to browse upon and thanks to the Colorado River the wildlife have had plenty of water to suit their needs for living. However since the mid-1900s Colorado has seen wild dips in the population of many species. Mule deer for example has had an incredible amount of swings in their populace. Wildfires have forever affected Colorado for many decades, thanks to the fires many acres of land have been destroyed; meaning that not only mule deer but other species are losing precious land. Droughts, as well have affected the environment. Lack of precipitation would inevitably lead to wildfires, there we see the problem. With less land and water the mule deer population was greatly affected. With large numbers and less food to browse upon the population decreased drastically. Being in close quarters with each other, the mule deer eventually spread disease and soon a great famine overthrow the vast leftover population. Currently as of 2016, it’s estimated that about 400,000 mule deer are alive and healthy; however this number may be large but it’s a drastic dip from the objective population of 550,000 (CPW).

What this statistic says about our ecosystems, you may be asking. The mule deer population may not be in an endangered zone but the statistic gives serious notions that something is awry. While other species thrive, mainly predators other species are on the decline. Most would think that eliminating predators would then increase other species population, while true in theory this decision would host its own set of problems. You see, predators are incredibly important when talking about sustaining ecosystems. Without the predators other species like mule deer would see a drastic spike in life span and population. “Well doesn’t that solve the issue?” critics may argue but in fact the over saturation of mule deer and other species too would lead to even more problems. An overabundance of mule deer would in fact lead to many negative repercussions. With such an abundance of mule deer they would browse upon incredibly large amounts of plants and sage, leading to an inevitable food shortage. With such great numbers the deer would need to eat whole heartedly to survive with each other. Not only would this lead to a problem with the environment we could also see a potential disease spread from the animal. Living in such close quarters with such rapid numbers would indeed spread disease quickly. So as we see the predator theory leads to too many problems, meaning that new ideas must come to fruition.

In Colorado some mule deer populations live dangerously close to highways and in being so close to towns and cities poaching would become a large issue. First off statistics show in Colorado show that a hundreds of mule deer are hit on highways each year (CPW). It may not be a significant amount but reducing the risk of highway fatalities would indeed lead to a subtle but effective growth in the mule deer population. Next a controversial issue will be discussed. In terms of mule deer fatalities poaching is a major crisis that has faced many species for many decades. In Colorado we have changes in hunting policies, via tags for only female elk or hunting is only allowed in densely populated areas. This however is not going to eliminate poaching all together. In the US it is very easy to obtain a firearm of any kind; especially if you are a born and raised American. With mule deer living so close to big towns and cities it would be easy to sneak into an area that mule deer are likely to be around. Most areas like the monument or the book cliffs aren’t prohibited. They may be limited in what areas you may hike towards but still anyone could find loop holes. While we cannot eliminate poaching all together it is crucial that we keep better management of areas in which mule deer are heavily associated in and lastly keep an open and eye and restrict areas to people that don’t have tags for example.

The final piece in the puzzle of mule deer conservations lies in their environment itself. Colorado has always been known for its coal and gas but also Colorado is known for fracking, or hydraulic fracturing. Fracking may seem environmentally friendly but in fact it is a source of pollutants in our water. All living things depend on water to live and polluting the water does in fact not help out the situation of mule deer’s. Thankfully in the past few decades it has gotten better, see the clean water act approved by the EPA. Eliminating fracking is not the answer for that is too drastic and would lead to financial loss. But in Colorado especially it would be very important to improve and increase the usage of renewable energy sources. Not only would this help with clean air and water it would significantly support a reduction in the annual droughts that we suffer from in the westward states. The droughts have in fact created many wildfires leaving destruction in its wake, by taking a step to reduce these natural disasters a chance for the mule deer populace to grow would indeed begin.

In order to have a stable environment and stable ecosystems Colorado must make many changes. By keeping predators around the ecosystems will stay balanced without an over saturation of one species. By reducing poaching and highway fatalities surely but shortly the population will indeed grow. Also by taking care of our precious environment we will see steady growth not only for the animals but for us humans. While me may not be able to eliminate every issue we can start slow and make changes that can provide steady growth in populations around Colorado, it may be slow and take an incredible amount of time but eventually the changes brought forth will lead to a better and stable environment to which ecosystems flourish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works Cited

“COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE.” Colorado Parks and Wildlife. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.

“EPA in Colorado.” EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, 21 Dec. 2016. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.

EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.

Mule-Deer