User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
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Moffat commissioner takes county concerns to Washington 3.7.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid took his concerns about the welter of federal regulations hitting his rural Colorado community to Washington, D.
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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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Moffat County facing fate of the changing West 28.6.2015 Denver Post: Business
CRAIG — This tiny town was built on mining the rolling hills of northwest Colorado that surround it for coal and burning it to make electricity. Now, the community feels both its economic pillars under ...
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Militants storm back after recent losses 26.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Kurdish forces call the attack an attempt by the Islamic extremists to divert attention from setbacks.
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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Colorado's lottery pays $15.6 million for GOCO land-saving projects 24.6.2015 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's lottery-revenue-for-open-space program is paying $15.6 million this year for preservation projects statewide — with an emphasis on habitat for the imperiled greater sage ...
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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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Bershidsky: After tragedy in Tbilisi, all zoos should be shut down 20.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
A crocodile swimming down a city street. A bear hugging an air conditioner outside a second-floor apartment window.
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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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Soaking Wet in Colorado 18.6.2015 Writers on the Range
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Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy 17.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire risks and protect sage grouse and other wildlife across the West.
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The precious common 8.6.2015 High Country News Most Recent
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Guest Commentary: We must do better for greater sage grouse 6.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Vincent Carroll touts recent state efforts to prevent listing of the Gunnison sage grouse, and hopes that similar efforts will
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‘Who pooped in the river?’ 5.6.2015 Durango Herald
On Thursday night, about 20 concerned people gathered at Durango Public Library to hear one woman’s answer to an effortlessly gripping question: “Who pooped in the river?”According to Melissa May – a natural resource specialist for San Juan Soil and Water Conservation District who analyzed microbial source...
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California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer 4.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry.
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CDPHE, EPA to clean toxic North Clear Creek, but town needs trump fish 30.5.2015 Denver Post: Local
They call it North Clear Creek, yet the water is so toxic, there are no fish. After years of delay, state and federal agencies this month confirmed they will clean the water by building a $15 million treatment plant — a project that had the goal of restoring fish ...
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Daily Digest: Theater shooting gunman labeled legally sane, and 9 other stories 29.5.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about on Friday, May 29, ...
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Plan aims to protect bird 29.5.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Federal officials Thursday announced a milestone in efforts to protect the greater sage-grouse, perhaps avoiding a controversial endangered listing.Speaking from a ranch in Wyoming – where the largest population of grouse is located – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell pointed to “targeted...
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Frank Alfone to replace Jay Gallagher after 10 years at helm of Mount Werner Water District 29.5.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The board of directors of Mount Werner Water District in Steamboat Springs didn’t have to look far to find a successor for general manager Jay Gallagher. The board announced Thursday that veteran resort property manager Frank Alfone will replace Gallagher, who is retiring at the end of the month. Alfone, a seven-year resident, has prior experience in water utility management. He spent six years as district manager for the Skyland Metropolitan District and the East River Regional Sanitation District near Crested Butte. “We are very pleased that Frank has accepted this position and look forward to working with him to position the district for the future,” Board President Kathy Connell said. Home gardeners who find it incongruous that summer watering restrictions remain in place in Steamboat Springs in the midst of one of the wettest months of May on record are being asked to continue to abide by weekly limits. Outgoing Mount Werner Water General Manager Jay Gallagher said Thursday he has no immediate ...
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Federal protection plan for sage-grouse 29.5.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Federal officials on Thursday announced a milestone in efforts to protect the greater sage-grouse, perhaps avoiding a controversial endangered listing.Speaking from a ranch in Wyoming – where the largest population of grouse is located – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell pointed to “targeted...
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