Tag Archives: habitat

USDA Provides Sage Grouse Funding

sage_grouse-300USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a four-year strategy to invest more that $200 million in greater sage-grouse conservation efforts. According to USDA, the strategy, known as Sage Grouse Initiative 2.0, will build on successful public and private conservation efforts to improve sage-grouse habitat. The new Continue reading

Feds Exclude Sage Grouse Species from Protection

sage_grouse-300The Interior Department’s decision not to add a type of sage grouse found only in Nevada and California to the Endangered Species List is a reassuring sign that strong efforts by Colorado and other Western states to conserve larger populations of the greater sage grouse can pay off. That’s according to the Colorado Wildlife Continue reading

CPW Auditing Landowner Preference Program

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will be conduct an audit of registered properties in the Landowner Preference Program, this year. Landowners will receive letters to clarify or confirm details of their registered properties. If issues are found the registrations will be corrected or removed from participation. As announced in an earlier press Continue reading

Mule Deer Foundation Banquet in Craig Tomorrow

MULE DEERThe Mule Deer Foundation is having their banquet in Craig tomorrow night. The night includes dinner, and live and silent auctions. The money raised will benefit the local mule deer herd and its habitat. Seating is limited. Those that would like to attend should RSVP by calling 629-1760. The banquet will be held tomorrow Continue reading

Groups Notify Feds of Intent to Sue Over Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project have given notice of their intent to sue the federal government over the Gunnison Sage Grouse listing. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior, announced that they would be listing the Gunnison Sage Grouse as a Continue reading

Congressmen Ask for More Public Comment Time for Cuckoo Plan

ybcRepresentatives from several Western states, including U.S. Representative Scott Tipton, are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue taking comment on the status of the Western yellow-billed cuckoo and its habitat through December 14th. The federal agency is scheduled to close public comment on the proposal on October 14th. In their letter to Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe, the representatives wrote that the Continue reading

Moffat County Submits Public Comments on Two Issues

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have signed off on public comments regarding two key issues in Northwest Colorado. Jeff Comstock from the county’s Natural Resources Department presented the commissioners first with comments regarding U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s proposal to list the Yellow Billed Cuckoo as a threatened species. Continue reading

Yellow Billed Cuckoo the Next Threatened Species?

ybcThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking at yet another species to protect in Northwest Colorado. The feds say the Yellow Billed Cuckoo is declining in numbers and needs protection. How much protection is what is being determined. The Moffat County Commissioners say the agency is looking at an area in Northwest Colorado that would provide ideal habitat for the bird, which can be found throughout the Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned Near Seedhouse Campground

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn in early October southwest of the Seedhouse Campground in northern Routt County. The burn will take place on Forest Service lands managed by the Hahns Continue reading

Change to Hunter Preference Point System

colorado parksColorado Senate Bill 13-188, changed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Priority Landowner Preference Program to the Landowner Preference Program (LPP) effective July 1st of this year. The LPP replaces all previous landowner preference systems. The LPP was created to give landowners a preference for Continue reading

Wilderness Society Wants Compromise on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The Wilderness Society says they would like to work with the oil and gas industry to come up with a compromise on drilling in states home to the sage grouse. The group sent a letter to Western Energy Alliance that offers to compromise on the issue, suggesting a multi-use approach that would encourage Continue reading

Wolverines Withdrawn from Possible Endangered Species Listing

wolverineThe United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced on August 12th, that it has withdrawn the proposed rule to list wolverine as threatened in the contiguous Continue reading