Fort Carson

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Fort Carson

Colorado Springs, CO


Fort Carson was established in 1942 as an infantry training center. It is now part of U.S. Army Forces Command and is NOT open to the general public. Habitats include Great Plains grasslands, foothill shrublands, montane woodlands of pinion-juniper, oak, and Ponderosa Pine, over 100 wetland sites, and miles of ribbon riparian forests. Fort Carson is home to endangered species including the Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, Mexican Spotted Owl, and the Greenback Cutthroat Trout and is the northern range limit of the Curve-billed Thrasher, Black-throated Sparrow, and Hepatic Tanager.


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