The work of The Orianne Society on protecting the Midget Faded Rattlesnake was recently featured in Marian Lyman Kirst’s blog, Snakes on a plain, for High Country News.

The article features Dr. Steven Spear, Assistant Conservation Scientist for The Orianne Society, and Clayton State University researcher Dr. Josh Parker, who has been working with Dr. Spear on this little-known species that’s at the center of the great energy expansion out West.

You can learn more about the Midget Faded Rattlesnake on our website, and be sure to check out the great blog by Marian Lyman Kirst at

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