Local Pikas Provide Clues For Climate Impacts

By: Elizabeth Stewart-Severy, Aspen Public Radio August 26, 2018 For nearly a decade, biologists with the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Wild and the Denver Zoo have studied pikas on the Front Range; this summer, that work is expanding to the White River National Fo...

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Latest Trump overhaul on public lands would undo endangered species protections in Colorado

By: Alex Burness, The Colorado Independent July 31, 2018 If you’ve ever marveled at the sight of a bald eagle or a lynx or a black-footed ferret in Colorado, thank the Endangered Species Act. The 1973 law is credited with staving off the extinction of thousa...

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Colorado County and Conservation Groups Sue Trump Administration Again Over Southwest Colorado Oil and Gas Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2018 San Miguel County, Rocky Mountain Wild, the San Juan Citizens’ Alliance, and Conservation Colorado filed another lawsuit against the Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the agency’s decision to ...

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RMW responds to draft land management plan aimed at making changes to the greater sage-grouse conservation plan

RMW responds to draft land management plan aimed at making changes to the greater sage-grouse conservation plan

By: Megan Mueller, Rocky Mountain Wild May 4, 2018 Today the Department of the Interior released draft land management plans aimed at making changes to a 2015 greater sage-grouse conservation plan that protected habitat in Colorado and across the West. Here is...

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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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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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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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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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