Protecting Wildlands for Wildlife

Experienced hikers invited to serve as citizen scientists

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - July 24, 2014 - In the News, Newsroom
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Experienced hikers have a unique opportunity to volunteer to help researchers better understand how climate change is affecting the American pika. Pikas are small, furry and very cute mammals that often capture the hearts of wildlife watchers who spend time recreating above timberline. However, pikas may face an uncertain future due to unprecedented changes in climate. The Front Range Pika Project is seeking volunteers to hike to high elevation sites in the Front Range this summer, collecting data that ultimately will aid in the conservation of the American pika and its alpine habitat.

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Report: Local measures won’t save sage grouse

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - July 23, 2014 - In the News, Newsroom
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A new report by conservation biologists suggests that local and state-based measures to protect Gunnison sage-grouse won’t prevent the species from sliding toward extinction.

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BLM begins public scoping on Gunnison Sage-Grouse Environmental Impact Statement

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - July 21, 2014 - Blog
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July 17: As part of a collaborative effort to protect wildlife and promote balanced development on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input to identify conservation measures to protect Gunnison Sage-Grouse within the bird’s habitat on federally-managed lands in Colorado and Utah.

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