User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Habitat Loss
Last updated: Nov 22 2016 06:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Latest: Feds plan sagebrush survey 21.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The data could provide a blueprint for science-based decisions.
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Letter: Don't build houses in Red Cliff Desert Reserve 7.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
In 1996, Washington County (St. George), along with federal and state agencies, created the Red Cliff Desert Reserve. A Habitat Conservation Plan was developed to protect primarily the desert tortoise as well as other sensitive species of wildlife and their habitats. Now a developer wants to build 700 homes in the area, and build a road through the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. I wonder if the Habitat Conservation Plan says developers are allowed to have access to build roads through the Red Cliff... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Clock is ticking on Emigration Canyon's 'Owl Meadow' 1.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The campaign to save Emigration Canyon’s “Owl Meadow” is now in the hands of the Salt Lake County Council, which is set Tuesday to consider a $250,000 grant request tapping the county’s Open Space Trust Fund. The nonprofit Utah Open Lands has until Nov. 7 to raise $700,000 to acquire the 4.6-acre parcel straddling Emigration Creek, dubbed Owl Meadow because of the various raptor species seen nesting there. This highly visible piece of bird habitat, just upstream from Ruth’s Diner, will most like... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Proposed road approved on part of Mojave Desert Tortoise reserve 30.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
St. George • A proposed road that would cut through part of a southern Utah reserve for the Mojave Desert Tortoise — considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act — has earned initial approval despite objections from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The road through a corner of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve would lead to a possible development of 700 homes, the Spectrum reported. An agreement says developer Kirk Willey would swap 20 acres for the ability to build the road, which is requ...
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Proposed road OK'd on part of Mojave Desert Tortoise reserve 30.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
St. George • A proposed road that would cut through part of a southern Utah reserve for the Mojave Desert Tortoise — considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act — has earned initial approval despite objections from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The road through a corner of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve would lead to a possible development of 700 homes, the Spectrum reported. An agreement says developer Kirk Willey would swap 20 acres for the ability to build the road, which is requi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Colorado’s wild places: Deer today, gone tomorrow? 30.10.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Building the housing needed for Colorado's growing population has converted millions of acres of wildlife habitat, agricultural lands and open spaces.
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Feds to spend $211 million to cement teamwork for saving greater sage grouse 21.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal wildlife officials will spend at least $211 million more to spur states, landowners and developers to save the imperiled greater sage grouse voluntarily across a sagebrush steppe area spanning 11 western states.
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Habitat for Humanity plans its biggest Boulder build 13.9.2016 Denver Post: Local
Flatirons Habitat for Humanity is planning to build 19 units of affordable housing on just more than an acre in north Boulder in what would be the organization's biggest project ever in the city.
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Denver’s affordable housing plan is a fair start with the power to do more 8.9.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Denver consistently tops "best places to live” lists, but it is getting harder and harder to afford to live here. Our city is at tipping point and we face an affordable housing crisis.
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In praise of a wild West 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western public lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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Why our relationship to the public lands must evolve 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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Grouse habitat conserved with former Acord Ranch hay meadow 25.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted May 24 to approve the expenditure of $239,050 in property tax dollars dedicated to conserving open lands through the Purchase of Development Rights, or PDR, dedicated to place a conservation easement on a 724-acre portion of a South Routt ranch on Routt County Road 7A. The approval will protect important sage grouse habitat from development, while helping a new ranching family carry on at a ranch formerly operated by the Acord family. Ted and Kristi Stites, of Stillwater Land and Livestock, purchased the former Acord II Ranch from Duane and Leigh Acord, of Yampa, for $1.6 million in 2015. Ted Stites is a member of a fifth-generation ranching family who also has a tech career, and Kristi Stites is a certified veterinary technician. The easement will be held by the Yampa Valley Land Trust , and PDR Board Chairwoman Claire Sollars told commissioners that Great Outdoors Colorado is contributing $214,050, or 35.7 percent, of the value to the $600,000 appraised ...
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Energy industry sues feds over sage grouse plans 13.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Yet another lawsuit has been filed over federal land use plans revisions that kept greater sage grouse off the endangered species list, this time from an oil and gas trade association that claims that the public was excluded from the process and that the plans rely on faulty science. In papers filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in North Dakota, the Western Energy Alliance alleges the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service violated federal administrative rule-making procedures ...
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Letter: Think about nature, prison-site developers 12.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Though I’m unfamiliar with mudswallows as a species, much less their status as being endangered, Sherelynn Gray makes an excellent point about the opportunity that awaits the developers of the prison site (“Who will tend the flocks when the prison moves?” April 10). They might give consideration to habitat restoration and perhaps create habitat as part of their development. In addition to benefiting wildlife, there’s plenty of research that supports the mental and physical benefits of human inte...
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Space tourism projects at a glance 15.2.2016 Durango Herald
Space tourism companies employing designs including winged vehicles, vertical rockets with capsules and high-altitude balloons
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Habitat for Humanity home a blessing for Durango family 22.11.2015 Durango Herald
Carla Wood never thought she would be able to own a home again, but Habitat for Humanity is making that possible for her this fall. “I got extremely lucky to get this Habitat house,” Wood said. Her home was dedicated Saturday, and in a few weeks, Wood, her daughter, Jamie, and her grand-daughter, Zoe, will all...
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Nevada neighborhood first to feel sting of sage-grouse rules 15.11.2015 Durango Herald
SUN VALLEY, Nev. – One of the first, actual on-the-ground disruptions caused by new U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage-grouse isn’t on a cattle ranch in Oregon or an oil field in Colorado.It’s in the backyard of a residential neighborhood north of Reno, Nevada, where plans to acquire federal land to build a...
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Jimmy Carter to participate in Memphis home-building project 31.10.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter will participate in a Habitat for Humanity build on Monday in Memphis after the cancellation of an international project featuring the former president.
BLM mulls energy development in sage grouse habitat 30.10.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Feds may restrict hardrock mining and put oil and gas leases on auction block.
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Grouse not endangered, feds rely on state-led rescue across West 22.9.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The federal government has decided not to list the greater sage grouse as endangered, relying instead on state-led voluntary efforts to stop extinction across long-neglected expanses of Western sagebrush steppe.
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