Nature Conservancy: Pygmy Rabbit Release, Ephrates Washington

Documented an amazing project in Eastern Washington with The Nature Conservancy and  The Department of Wildlife. The Pygmy Rabbit release program has successfully released over 200 rabbits in the last year and a half. We spent the day gently capturing young rabbits from a custom sanctuary and nursery built by Jo and her team, weighing and documenting the gender of each rabbit, then later releasing about 20 rabbits into sage fields owned and kept wild by The Nature Conservancy. I photographed all aspects of the day, but releasing the young rabbits was an unforgettable experience, knowing that we physically helped a rare species grow in one day.

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