Tag Archives: habitat

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

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

Habitat Improvement Grants Available

colorado parksColorado parks and wildlife is accepting applications for Habitat Improvement Grants through their Habitat Partnership Program. $500,000 in funds is currently available for large scale habitat projects in the state. The program is intended to reduce big game damage to forage and fences, so proposals should focus on reducing conflicts between big game 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

Group Sues to Stop Wild Horse Roundups

wild horsesAn animal-advocacy organization is suing to halt any future gathers of wild horses in northwest Colorado. Friends of Animals, a Connecticut-based international advocacy organization, sued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., saying horse roundups threaten the well-being of horses that are driven 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

Recent Study Shows how Energy and Wildlife Officials Work Together

colorado parksA recently released study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado State University describing the effects of energy development on mule deer in the Piceance Basin, has prompted public discussion and media reports about energy companies and wildlife, and whether the two can coexist. Several companies are currently active Continue reading

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