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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PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration denies white-tailed prairie dog Endangered Species Act protection

PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration denies white-tailed prairie dog Endangered Species Act protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2017 Media Contacts: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-579-5162, matt@rockymountainwild.org Megan Mueller, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-704-9760, megan@rockymountainwild.org DENVER, CO— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (...

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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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US Stopped From Giving Forest Land To Colorado Developers

By: Joyce Hanson, Law360.com May 22, 2017 A Colorado federal judge on Friday blocked a public-private land swap that would have let a developer with the U.S. Forest Service’s help build a large, year-round hotel, condo and commercial complex near the remote...

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The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild Canada lynx and ski resorts In late December, we all watched in awe as a Canada lynx lumbered across Purgatory Resort amid astonished skiers in broad daylight. For some, it w...

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Federal court backs protections for rare Utah wildflowers

By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News Utah 10/27/2016 SALT LAKE CITY – A federal court ruled Wednesday that a conservation agreement does not go far enough to protect two rare types of wildflowers that grow only in oil shale formations in Utah and ...

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Judge overrules feds’ refusal to list as endangered Utah wildflowers that grow on oil shale

By: Brian Maffly, The Sale Lake Tribune 10/27/2016 A federal judge intends to vacate a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to not list two rare desert wildflowers whose range overlaps with Utah’s rich oil shale deposits in Uintah County. Denve...

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Federal court rules wildflowers in Colorado and Utah must be protected

The court ruling protects the Graham’s beardtongue and the White River beardtongue By: Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post October 26, 2016 A federal court in Denver has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must reinstate a 2013 proposal to protec...

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Press Release: Court Declares Fish and Wildlife Service Failed to Protect Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil Shale Mining

Press Release: Court Declares Fish and Wildlife Service Failed to Protect Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil Shale Mining

For Immediate Release: 10/27/2016 Contact: Robin Cooley, Earthjustice, (303) 996-9611 Chris Eaton, Earthjustice, (303) 996-9616 Megan Mueller, Rocky Mountain Wild, (303) 704-9760 Taylor McKinnon, Center for Biological Diversity, (801) 300-2414 Laura Welp, West...

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