Tag Archives: conservation

Comment On Sage Grouse Conservation

The U.S. Forest Service announced they are asking for public comments on the sage-grouse plan amendments that were adopted in 2015. After two years of implementing the sage-grouse plans, the Forest Service is seeking public comment on how well plans are working and how they may be Continue reading

Mead and Hickenlooper Issue Warning to Trump

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, both warned the Trump administration against making large scale changes to Greater-Sage Grouse Protection plans, at a joint appearance this week at Colorado State University. Both were concerned that reworking the plans Continue reading

Sage Grouse Conservation Meetings In Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming will host two open-house meetings on Greater Sage-grouse habitat management next week. The first meeting will be held from 4 to 7 Tuesday, at the Little America Hotel and Conference Center in Cheyenne. The second meeting will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, at the BLM’s Pinedale Continue reading

Tipton Advocates For Local Sage Grouse Control

Congressman Scott Tipton advocated for local sage grouse management control during a Natural Resources Committee hearing this week. During the meeting, Tipton questioned three expert witnesses about the success of Western sage grouse management plans.  He emphasized the need for continued coordination between federal, state and local partners. The Obama Administration issued Resource Plan Continue reading

Elkhead Fishing Tournament Numbers Grow

The number of fisherman and fish caught during this year’s Elkhead Reservoir fishing classic far exceeded the numbers from the previous year. In the second year of the tournament, 332 anglers caught more than 1,340 fish, including 963 small-mouth bass and 396 northern pike, two non native species at the reservoir. This compared to the 56 anglers and Continue reading

Steamboat To Lift Water Restrictions

Water restrictions that were instituted in May in Steamboat will be lifted this weekend. The restrictions will be removed Saturday, but residents are still being asked to conserve water around their homes and property.  Summer water usage data indicates that, under the mandatory stage 2 Continue reading

Fishing Limits Removed At Harvey Gap Reservoir

Anglers are invited to take part in an emergency fish salvage starting Friday at Harvey Gap Reservoir, north of Silt. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has removed minimum size, bag, and possession limits Continue reading

Meetings To Talk Wyoming Conservation Projects

Local Project Development Teams for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative will host meetings this week in Carbon and Sweetwater County. The meetings will include updates on existing conservation projects, as well as an overview of project budgets and Continue reading

Submit Forest Legacy Proposals To Protect Land

Colorado land owners can now submit Forest Legacy Program proposals to the Colorado State Forest Service. The program allows the land owner to sell their private forest land to the Colorado State Forest Service or the USDA forest service through a permanent conservation easement. A permanent conservation easement is a voluntary, legally binding agreement that limits certain types of uses or prevents Continue reading

Trump Admin Looks At Sage Grouse Conservation

According to multiple reports, the Interior Department under the Trump administration is considering changes to federal greater sage grouse protection. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is said to be thinking about changing the conservation for sage grouse management in the U.S. from focusing on Continue reading

Conservation Project Meetings In Wyoming

The Local Project Development Teams for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative with host meetings this week in south central Wyoming.  The development team will provide updates on existing conservation projects and will make a presentation on the projects planned for 2018. All  landowners, project proponents and Continue reading

New Coal Development To Keep Millions In NW Colorado

Tri-State Generation has received approval from the United States Department of Interior to proceed with their plans to mine the Collom development at ColoWyo Mine.  The decision to move forward with the project was made following an extensive environmental review by the Office of Continue reading