Tag Archives: protect

Zinke Sage Grouse Plan Released

Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unveiled his new plan to protect sage grouse this week, which will give Western states more flexibility for managing the birds habitat, and will help encourage economic growth. Zinke believes the federal government and the states can work together to protect sage grouse and its habitat while not affecting the economy and job creation. Zinke said he has received complaints from several Western governors that the Obama Continue reading

Bill Looks To Streamline Sage-Grouse Habitat Protection

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would streamline the approval process for vegetation management projects aimed at protecting or restoring sage-grouse and mule deer habitat in the west. Congressman Scott Tipton was part of the group of congressmen to introduce the Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act. The rapid encroachment of Continue reading

“Respect the Yampa” By Keeping it Clean

With tubing season on the horizon, the City of Steamboat and other river advocates are asking those planning to recreate on the Yampa River, to take steps to keep it clean. The “Respect the Yampa” campaign Continue reading

Areas In Wyoming Closed To Motorized Vehicles

The Steamboat Mountain area in Wyoming northeast of Rock Springs will be closed to motorized vehicles during the months of May and June, to protect sensitive elk calving and dear fawning areas. Signs will be posted throughout this Continue reading

New Oil & Gas Wells Better Protect Water Supply

A study from the University of Colorado shows older vertical oil and gas wells have a higher probability of causing groundwater contamination, than newer horizontal wells. The study looked at the frequency of well integrity issues in the Wattenberg Field in central Colorado. Results showed the majority of Continue reading

Bills Introduced To Protect Public Lands

In a bi-partisan effort to protect public lands, Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have introduced 5 separate bills dealing with public land issues.  Gardner says he is proud to work Continue reading

USDA Revises Farm Program Payments

 

USDA-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday finalized a rule to ensure that farm safety-net payments are issued only to active managers of farms that operate as joint ventures or general partnerships, consistent with the direction and authority provide by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill. The action, which exempts Continue reading

Protect Your Pets From Harsh Weather

snow dogThe cold weather can be just as hard on your pets as it is on you.  A few simple changes in your routine can help to keep your four-legged family members safe and warm this winter.  When walking your dog, keep wind chill in mind as Continue reading