State wildlife officials warn Crestone on drilling impacts to numerous species

Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants construction done on timeline that protects nesting seasons, habitat By: Amelia Arvesen, Boulder Daily Camera January 21, 2018 Should Crestone Peak Resources be allowed to develop minerals under eastern Boulder County, burrowi...

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Wildlife officials say the Canada Lynx doesn’t need endangered listing, conservationists disagree

By: Deepan Dutta, Summit Daily News January 13, 2018 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday, Jan. 11, that the Canada lynx is in recovery and no longer requires Endangered Species Act designation. The announcement was met with opposition from wi...

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U.S. rejects federal protection for white-tailed prairie dogs

By: Laura Zuckerman, Reuters December 5, 2017 PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) – The white-tailed prairie dog will not be declared an endangered or threatened species after the U.S. government deemed on Tuesday there was no danger despite declines in its populat...

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Highway overpasses successful at curbing wildlife/vehicle collisions

By: Christie Greene, Canyon Courier November 30, 4:40 pm The sun was warm as we gathered on Vail Pass last July. Paige Singer, a biologist for Rocky Mountain Wild, and Lisi Lohre, Citizen Science intern for the Denver Zoo, handed out hardhats and bright orange...

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Forest Service appeals federal judge’s decision on Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service appeals federal judge’s decision on Village at Wolf Creek

By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald November 14, 2017 The U.S. Forest Service is challenging a federal judge’s ruling from earlier this year that its Rio Grande office’s approval of the Village at Wolf Creek was steeped in “predictive bias” and was ...

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Groups Battle Over Threatened Jumping Mouse

Groups Battle Over Threatened Jumping Mouse

By: Cooper McKim, Wyoming Public Media November 13, 2017 The Center for Biological Diversity and Rocky Mountain Wild, both conservation groups, filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue protections of the Preble’s Meadow Jumping...

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County joins suit against BLM

Gunnison sage-grouse protection a concern By: Jessica Kutz, Telluride Daily Planet October 18, 2017 The San Miguel Board of County Commissioners and three environmental organizations filed a lawsuit on Oct. 10 against the federal Bureau of Land Management. The...

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Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Lawsuit alleges lack of environmental studies invalidates lease sales By: Jim Mimiaga, The Durango Herald October 16, 2017 Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper ap...

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Village at Wolf Creek appeals decision blocking access

Village at Wolf Creek appeals decision blocking access

Opponents say Forest Service skirted its duties By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald October 16, 2017 The would-be developers of the controversial Village at Wolf Creek are not ready to give up. Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture – spearheaded by Texas billiona...

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Judge deals yet another blow to Red McCombs’ plan for Village at Wolf Creek resort

By: Jason Blevins, Denver Post September 18, 2017 Texas billionaire B.J. “Red” McCombs has won few battles in his 30-year push to build as many as 1,700 homes and a resort village atop Wolf Creek Pass. Last week the 89-year-old businessman lost yet another...

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