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BLM Amends Management Plan for White River Field Office

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Friday released its Proposed Oil and Gas Amendment to the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin for the next 20 years. The Continue reading

BLM to Perform Prescribed Burn in Western Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning a prescribed fire 30 miles west of Maybell in the Douglas Mountain area on 124 acres of BLM land. Burning is expected to take place today, if weather and ground Continue reading

Wildlife Guide Sentenced for Poaching

POACHING1A wildlife guide has been sentenced to 6 months home confinement, a $5,000 fine, 50 hours of community service and 3 years’ probation for illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats to make hunts easier for clients. Nicholaus Rodgers, of Shady Cove, Oregon, pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the Lacey Act, Continue reading

CPW Offers Turkey Hunt Near Craig

TURKEY-WITH-GUN-300Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering two more young hunters a chance to earn a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land, near Craig. Scheduled to take place the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd, the hunt is made possible with the help and support of local landowners working in partnership with CPW wildlife Continue reading

Steamboat to Step up Leash Law Enforcement

Media Release-08.14.13-Injuries In Dog Death Appear To Have Been Caused By A HumanSteamboat’s Parks and Community Services is increasing enforcement of dog leash laws. Leash laws are intended to help protect wildlife, domesticated animals, and people. In Steamboat, a six foot handheld leash is required in all public spaces in order to keep pets from injuring others and to keep neighboring wildlife from harm. Rita Continue reading

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Purchases Wildlife Area Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the acquisition of 695 acres, most of which is adjacent to the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area, located a few miles west of Meeker. Purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps, the 1.5 million dollar addition increases the Rio Continue reading

Byers Shooting Range Closed for Season

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shooting enthusiasts that the seasonal closure of the Byers Canyon Shooting Range in Hot Sulphur Springs will occur January 8th, spurred by the recent snowfall and the current near zero temperatures in the area. CPW officials in Hot Sulphur Springs close the popular range each Continue reading

Authorities Warn Motorists of Vehicle Vs. Wildlife Potential

deer on road 300The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol are reminding motorists to avoid collisions with wildlife by slowing down. This time of year deer, elk, bears and other wildlife are on the move, deer and elk coming down from the mountains to warmer territory, and bears, foraging for food as they Continue reading

Great Outdoors Colorado Seeking Input from Residents

GOCOGreat Outdoors Colorado, which invests state lottery revenues in outdoor recreation, land conservation and wildlife, is conducting a listening tour Continue reading

Lawmakers Introduce Sage Grouse Protection Legislation

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop, Montana Congressman Steve Daines and Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton introduced the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act. This legislation would prevent the Sage grouse from being Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Reviewing Wildlife Action Plan

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife has begun a comprehensive review of the State Wildlife Action Plan, or SWAP. As updates to the current vision for managing Colorado’s fish, wildlife and natural habitats go forward, agency officials say input from the public and a variety of partner agencies will be critical for the development of Continue reading

Lawmakers Applaud Delay of Gunnison Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Lawmakers from Colorado welcomed a D.C. District Court judge’s decision yesterday to grant the U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service and other litigants a six-month extension of the decision deadline on the proposed Endangered Species Act listing of the Gunnison sage grouse.  The state of Continue reading