Tag Archives: greater sage grouse

Group Seeks Funding for Sage Grouse Planning

sage_grouse-300A coalition of northwest Colorado counties is seeking funding for a project to map greater sage grouse in the region. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is asking the state Department of Local Affairs for a $380,000 grant for the project. The group hopes to receive money that has been made available through a new state law aimed at improving Continue reading

County Receives Form Letter Response from BLM over Sage Grouse Plan

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are upset about a letter they received from the Federal Office of the BLM, regarding the agency’s Sage Grouse Management Plan. The commissioners have said since the BLM and Forest Service revealed their plans, that the agencies dismissed the concerns and ideas of all cooperating agencies Continue reading

Reactions to Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Several organizations and individuals have spoken out about yesterday’s decision by the Interior Department that keeps the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton praised the decision as a measurement of the conservation efforts Continue reading

Greater Sage Grouse Avoids Listing

sage_grouse-300Another win for northwest Colorado, as the Interior Department has found that the Greater Sage Grouse does NOT warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Obama Administration says the decision was made in light of the powerful conservation effort being administered by state and local land managers. A Continue reading

Sage Grouse Announcement Expected Today

sage_grouse-300Land managers, the oil and gas industry, conservation groups, environmentalists and local officials are anticipating a decision today on whether or not the Greater Sage Grouse will be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The bird, which has been thriving in Colorado and Wyoming, is found in 11 states, and Continue reading

Hickenlooper Promotes Grouse Conservation Program

sage_grouse-300Governor John Hickenlooper, in partnership with conservation groups, industry representatives, and agriculture leaders, has requested recognition by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management to establish the Colorado Habitat Exchange – initially focused on the greater sage-grouse. Hickenlooper Continue reading

Fish and Wildlife Offer Grants for Grouse Preservation

sage_grouse-300The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced about $828,000 in grants to preserve habitat for dwindling species including the greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse in Washington state and Colorado. The grants announced Thursday were among $37.2 million for 44 projects to help endangered or threatened species Continue reading

Commissioners Set to Submit Protest Over Sage Grouse Plans

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are applying the final touches to their protest of federal plans to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service were supposed to be working with local and state partners, when coming up with their plans, however, none of the cooperating Continue reading

Meeting Tonight Will Focus on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

bears-ears-tea-party-300The Bear’s Ears Tea Party Patriots will hold a meeting tonight to talk about the latest federal issues facing Moffat County. Those include the situation at ColoWyo Coal Mine and federal land management plans that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. ColoWyo is in the midst of an Continue reading

Meetings in Craig this Week Focused on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

coloyowbears-ears-tea-party-300Two meetings will be held in Craig this week to talk about plans the federal government has for Northwest Colorado. Wednesday, Continue reading

Meeting to Discuss Sage Grouse Plans Scheduled for Craig

sage_grouse-300Moffat County land owners are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss recently released federal land management plans. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service have introduced their federal land use plans that they hope will keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The plans have been met with scorn Continue reading

Federal Plans Draw Negative Response

sage_grouse-300Lawmakers and others are speaking out against the plans submitted by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Congressman Scott Tipton, Senator Cory Gardner, and Western Energy Alliance all issued statements regarding the plans yesterday Continue reading