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Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge sits on land surrounding the famous Rocky Flats Nuclear Reservation that produced nuclear weapons during the Cold War. CREDIT: DAN BOYCE/NPR

Once Making Nuclear Weapons, Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge Now Hosts Migratory Birds

The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge sits on more than 5,000 acres of trees, wetlands and pristine rolling prairie about 16 miles northwest of Denver. It hosts 239 migratory and resident species, from falcons and elk to the threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. It also used to be the site of a federal nuclear weapons facility — and it’s reopening to the public this weekend. Continue Reading Once Making Nuclear Weapons, Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge Now Hosts Migratory Birds

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