User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Habitat Loss
Last updated: Aug 19 2015 24:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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New research on how drilling affects deer in northwest Colorado 18.8.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Landscape-level planning could help mule deer cope with the impacts of oil and gas.
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Greeley habitat almost out of land for homes 27.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Lots in Greeley are becoming hard to come by.
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Managing the future of Hermosa Creek 25.7.2015 Durango Herald
Campsites, roads, wildlife habitat and all the other aspects of the Hermosa Creek area are getting special scrutiny this year as part of an extended planning project.Congress designated the Hermosa Creek Wilderness and Special Management Area in December. Now, as part of the law that created the management area, the San Juan...
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Habitat in flames — How the Forest Service is fighting to save big game with fire 19.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
June 7, 2015: Opportunity to object The project would implement four treatment methods, which span a 24,759-acre analysis area selected with regard to the Wildland Urban Interface, geography and big game locations and concentrations. These methods include: ● Mastication (Mx), 602 acres: using machinery to shred or chew mountain shrub vegetation ● Prescribed Burning and Mastication (Rx/Mx), 4,380 acres ● Lodgepole pine removal, 927 acres: silvicultural treatments including salvage harvest, cutting, piling and burning, and cutting and felling ● Legal closure of 11,792 acres of critical winter range areas from Dec. 1 through April 15 The legal closure of the critical winter range areas directly promotes the dispersal of big game through winter range areas, providing them with more land area, per-capita. The fuels treatments serves more of a dual-purpose. “The fuels part of this project is to compliment the wildlife part,” said Sam Duerksen, fire zone management officer for Medicine-Bow National Forest. “By ...
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Steamboat briefs: Upcoming seminar to deal with pond construction 14.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A seminar outlining the do’s and don’ts of pond construction is set for 7:30 to 9 a.m. today at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. Speakers will include representatives from Colorado Division of Water Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Colorado State Land Board, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service. The event is hosted by the Community Agriculture Alliance, the Colorado Division of Water Resources and the Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basing Round Table. Coffee and pastries will be served. BookTrails adds two new camps to summer offerings Due to high demand, BookTrails has added two new camps to their Reading on Ranches 2015 camp season. Lego Camp will be held Monday through July 24 and another session of Camp Splash will be offered July 27 to July 31. Lego Camp is all about building. Students will read a building-related book and learn how different animals build their habitats in nature. Campers can expect to learn how to build survival ...
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Where the sage grouse roam: The future of conservation and development on the Western landscape 28.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Though the imminent threat of an endangered species listing is off the table, this September, a decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will mark the culmination of years — even decades — of conservation work that is changing the face of the West. At the root of it all is a puffy, quixotic bird known as the greater sage grouse, an ancient ground bird that takes up residence exclusively in the sagebrush. The bird has caused much consternation throughout Washington, D.C. and 11 western home states, including Colorado. Ranchers and energy and mining industry representatives have come to the table with scientists and local, state and federal government officials to figure out how to protect the bird and its disappearing habitat. The motivation behind the unprecedented collaboration across agencies, states and cultural boundaries (aside from pure conservation interests) is to keep the bird from landing on the endangered species list. A listing would put control of the bird’s fate — and the 165 ...
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Grouseonomics: The imperiled greater sage grouse, by the numbers 25.6.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Economic and ecological impacts of the bird in Western states.
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The sage grouse two-step 22.6.2015 Current Issue
Massive federal sage grouse conservation plans strike a delicate balance.
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Cruz Misses Mark on Endangered Species 19.6.2015 FactCheck
Ted Cruz said that "one of the worst things that can happen to a species is to be listed on the Endangered Species Act." But the ESA has led to recovery of a number of species, and there is little evidence that listing harms animals and plants.
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Affordable housing effort for flood victims founders in Lyons 8.6.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
trustees vote down PROPOSED HABITAT FOR humanity RESOLUTION
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Local Briefs 5.6.2015 Durango Herald
U.S. 160 work near Bayfield on scheduleWork is progressing on schedule for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s project to improve U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Yellow Jacket Pass (mile marker 103 east to mile marker 117). CDOT contractor Old Castle SW Inc., expects to complete the project by mid-August.
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Sec. Jewell unveils feds' grouse plans aimed at preventing listing 28.5.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday morning unveiled plans for protecting greater sage grouse on 66 million acres of federally managed public lands in Colorado and nine other ...
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Hickenlooper issues executive order aimed at sage grouse protection 16.5.2015 Denver Post: Local
The state of Colorado, through executive order issued Friday by Gov. John Hickenlooper, is taking greater measures to protect the greater sage grouse in hopes of avoiding a federal ...
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Local Briefs 27.4.2015 Durango Herald
Cash in on Habitat ReStore trainingCashier training for volunteers will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 12 at the Habitat ReStore, 120 Girard St. in Bodo Industrial Park.Many volunteer jobs are available at the Habitat ReStore, including display, pricing, sales, organizing, repairs and more. No experience is...
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HawkWatch birders on Dinosaur Ridge continue to track hawk highway 13.4.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
As traffic flies by on C-470 below, dozens of hawks hurriedly head north, part of the avian spring migration documented by a string of local volunteers armed with binoculars, charts and enthusiasm.
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Feds, states spar in push to create 165 million acre safe zone for grouse 12.4.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Blooping sounds, chest-puffing and ruffling of feathers in a sunrise-mating dance mark the latest survival struggles of greater sage grouse, iconic birds at the center of a storm that may put unprecedented limits on people across a Texas-sized area of the ...
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Denver groups partner on Mariposa townhomes to add to low-income stock 27.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Leo Hermosillo got to spend his Thursday building his new home with some help from the Denver Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity of Metro ...
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Guest Commentary: Protecting greater sage grouse will help the West 18.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Before too long, and after much debate and public input, the Obama administration will issue recommendations for the management of approximately 50 million acres of sagebrush habitat.
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Boulder considers land transfer for affordable housing 16.2.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder may transfer a 3.2-acre parcel the city owns in an unincorporated enclave in north Boulder to Boulder Housing Partners so that it can be developed for affordable housing, perhaps as many as 44 units.
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ReStore in Aurora joins Habitat for Humanity retail outlets in metro Denver 12.2.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has opened its fourth home improvement ReStore, and already there are plans to expand the Aurora location.
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