User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
Last updated: Feb 21 2015 12:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Steamboat briefs: WWFM 91.1 to present classical music Friday 21.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Please tune in to WWFM 91.1 on your radio dial at 10 a.m. Friday for Live from Steamboat, classical music from our own Strings Music Festival concerts, part of WWFM’s “Celebrating Our Musical Community” program.  This broadcast will feature music from our 2013 concerts, Sergi Prokofiev’s Sonata in C Major for cello and piano, and  Paul Coletti’s From My Heart and Circus.   We will also hear  portions of a 2012 concert titled Baroque, Tangos & Jazz,  with selections by composers Alejandro Scarpino, Juan Caldarella, Astor Piazzolla and Jacobo Gade.  These broadcasts are brought to Steamboat by the team of WWFM in Trenton, NJ, Strings Music Festival, and West Slope FM.  They are featured only once a month, on the last Friday of the month, so don’t miss this one. Ski area taking entries for Go-Pro photo, video contest Steamboat Ski Area is accepting entries for its season-long GoPro photo and video contest. The contest asks entrants to share their Steamboat story through a still photo or video edit captured ...
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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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Steamboat briefs: Business owners lobby governor about sage grouse 17.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A letter signed by 17 Routt County outdoor industry and local small businesses was hand delivered to Governor John Hicklenlooper on Wednesday. According to Kent Vertrees, co-owner Steamboat Powdercats, the letter calls on the state to carry out meaningful conservation measures to ensure the greater sage grouse is not listed under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in September. “We want to make sure that Governor Hicklenlooper knows how important the iconic greater sage grouse is to our local business community in Routt County,” Vertrees said in a news release. “It’s an important part of our Western heritage and our economy. We want to see the bird protected, but we don’t want to see it listed under the Endangered Species Act.” In a report released by ECONorwest in September, it was estimated visitors to the BLM sagebrush lands in the 11 western states with greater sage grouse habitat spent approximately $623 million within 50 miles of the recreation sites in 2013. “As a ...
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Eagle County fire crews rescue dog that fell through ice while chasing ducks 12.2.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Fire crews in Eagle County on Wednesday rescued a dog that fell through ice covering a small pond in Edwards while chasing ducks.
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Sage grouse open house offers landowners tools to manage habitat 12.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Northwest Colorado ranchers and landowners flocked to the “Ranching for Greater Sage Grouse” workshops hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association in Steamboat Springs and Craig this week. The event brought together organizational leaders and experts from CPW, CCA, the Wildlife Services unit of the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Colorado State University Extension Office and the governor’s office to educate landowners on best practices for preserving habitat for the bird. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to list the greater sage grouse as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Its close cousin, the Gunnison sage grouse, was listed as threatened in November of last year, causing some alarm amongst those who have been working to protect both types of birds for years. “We feel like we’re the ones standing up for the grouse,” said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. “These ...
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Crude tactics worked against the sage grouse 10.2.2015 High Country News Most Recent
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The Latest: Wildlife refuges 2.2.2015 Current Issue
The refuge system finally has a strategy for expansion.
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The Latest: Rio Grande water 2.2.2015 Current Issue
A shortfall in water deliveries may lead to more fighting.
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Good conservation is smart economics 31.1.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Small towns and rural communities in Colorado depend on recreation and tourism for large parts of our economy.
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Foothills wants $1 million from Jeffco Open Space for Clement Park 28.1.2015 Denver Post: Local
The Foothills Park and Recreation District is hoping to secure $1 million from Jefferson County Open Space to pay for improvements at Clement ...
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Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani 26.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat.
Obama administration to propose new wilderness protections in Alaska 26.1.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
The Obama administration will propose setting aside the 1.5 million-acre coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, the White House announced Sunday.
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Gunnison sage grouse battle heats up with two lawsuits filed Tuesday 21.1.2015 Denver Post: Local
A legal storm over Obama administration efforts to save Gunnison sage grouse intensified Tuesday as environment groups — and Colorado's former chief grouse scientist — demanded stricter ...
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Should we put a price on nature? 19.1.2015 Current Issue
A nuanced look at ecosystem services.
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Should nature have standing to sue? 19.1.2015 Current Issue
Even today, the natural world needs a co-plaintiff: us.
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Guest Commentary: Honest value of Colorado conservation easements debated 17.1.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
The value given the conservation easement on the land of Rocky Ford hay farmer Timothy Crow was correct. It was based on the work of Leo Eisel, an employee of the engineering firm of Brown and Caldwell.
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Moffat County gains trump card in Greater sage grouse debate 16.1.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Source: Jeff Comstock, Moffat County natural resource director The other 40 percent came from private donors, including funds collected by the Cattleman's Association. In the easement document, reasons for conserving the land include a desire to preserve Moffat County’s infamous wide-open spaces. More importantly, it preserves thousands of acres of dense Greater sage grouse habitat. Tim Griffiths, national coordinator for the Natural Resources Conservation Services’ Sage Grouse Initiative, said this particular parcel should be able to help conserve about 5,000 Greater sage grouse birds. He also said the biggest threat to the Greater sage grouse species is fragmentation and conserving this piece of land creates a quarter-million acre checkerboard of public and private conserved land woven together. “We just removed the threat of fragmentation in the one place in Colorado that has more birds than anywhere else in the state,” Griffiths said. He said 350 other species rely on sagebrush habitat, and this ...
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Editorial: Suing the federal government over sage grouse 3.1.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
When U.S. Fish & Wildlife director Daniel Ashe was in The Denver Post's offices in November, he was exceedingly confident about his agency's chances of prevailing if the state sued over its decision to list the Gunnison sage grouse as threatened.
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Editorial: Repayment vital in Colorado conservation easement cases 25.12.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
There's no question that some Colorado landowners who were sucked into problematic conservation easement deals a number of years ago are now suffering financially.
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Tanker truck hauling jet fuel catches fire on I-70 near Gypsum 23.12.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Fire crews have knocked down a fire in the cab of a semi-trailer tanker hauling jet fuel and traveling westbound on Interstate 70 near Eagle on Tuesday ...
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