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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PRESS RELEASE: Colorado County and Conservation Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Southwest Colorado Oil and Gas Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2017 Media Contacts: Megan Mueller, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-7 04-9760 Hilary Cooper, San Miguel Co. Commissioner, 970-728-3844 Jimbo Buickerood, San Juan Citizens Alliance, 970-259-3583 Jessica Goad, Conservation Colorado, 7...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 6

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 6

What Could Be Lost By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild June 8, 2017 After setting up camp I took the boys for a hike to explore the area. The petroglyphs at the site had piqued my interest. We began searching the cliff walls, alcoves, and caves for signs of ...

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Creating “Last Chance to Dance”

Creating “Last Chance to Dance”

By: Erica Prather, Campaign Assistant, Rocky Mountain Wild On January 26 Rocky Mountain Wild hosted a premier showing of Last Chance to Dance, a short film about the plight of the Gunnison sage-grouse. Since that time the film has been viewed over 500 times on...

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Gunnison Sage-Grouse Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment – Public Meeting Talking Points

By: Megan Mueller, Senior Conservation Biologist The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting three meetings on the Gunnison Sage-grouse Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, starting tonight! The meetings are scheduled...

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Gunnison grouse plan comes up short, groups say

Gunnison grouse plan comes up short, groups say

By: Dennis Webb, The Daily Sentinel August 20, 2016 Conservation groups are contending a draft federal plan would do too little to protect the Gunnison sage-grouse, while others including the oil and gas industry and Mesa County are continuing to analyze the p...

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Press Release: Proposed Plan for Gunnison Sage-Grouse Habitat Falls Short

Press Release: Proposed Plan for Gunnison Sage-Grouse Habitat Falls Short

For Immediate Release Contacts: Megan Mueller, Wildlife Biologist, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-704-9760 Juli Slivka, Planning Specialist, The Wilderness Society, 303-241-9431 Luke Schafer, West Slope Advocacy Director, Conservation Colorado, 970-756-5854 Improved...

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Press Release: BLM Agrees to Consider Protecting 64,720 Acres of Habitat for Rare Wildflowers

Press Release: BLM Agrees to Consider Protecting 64,720 Acres of Habitat for Rare Wildflowers

For Immediate Release Contact: Megan Mueller, Senior Conservation Biologist, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-704-9760 Habitat for critically imperiled plants will be considered for permanent protection through designation as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern M...

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Wild Connections: Mapping Potential Wilderness Areas

Wild Connections: Mapping Potential Wilderness Areas

Up the East Gulch from its confluence with the Arkansas River, a few miles east of Texas Creek in Fremont County, is Echo Canyon. Further up the gulch, Table Mountain looms to the southwest, past Bull Ridge. Surrounding this mountain, gulch and canyon are 32,0...

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