User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
Last updated: Aug 27 2015 14:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West 27.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.
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USDA effort adds fuel to sage grouse fight 27.8.2015 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday plans to announce a new round of funding for a program not usually associated with the farm-focused agency: saving the greater sage ...
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Murals in Sunnyside is a family affair for Jaramillo artists in Denver 27.8.2015 Denver Post: Entertainment
Jerry Jaramillo's murals have been a staple in the Sunnyside neighborhood for the past 35 years, but it was the removal of one his pieces that led to his current restoration project.
Norway accused of unfairly taking away immigrant children 26.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — One August day, Airida Pettersen received the news many immigrant mothers have come to dread: School representatives told the Lithuanian that child welfare officials removed her two children from the classroom and placed them in a foster home.
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Eagle police chief delivers baby, his own, on I-70 in Eagle County 26.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A police chief delivered a roadside baby, his own daughter, on Interstate 70 in the mountains Tuesday with the help of a police dispatcher.
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KDNK Radio and HCN editor Jodi Peterson talk sage grouse 23.8.2015 High Country News Most Recent
The greater sage grouse is at the center of the biggest experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act.
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September deadline looms for deciding endangered status of greater sage grouse 20.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
An audience of more than 50 people at Library Hall Tuesday night learned there’s much more to the massive conservation effort to restore populations of greater sage grouse than just one species of bird. The inspiring documentary film “The Sagebrush Sea,” combined with a panel of experts with ties to Northwest Colorado, made the point: Although the vast expanses of high desert covered in sagebrush in the Intermountain West don’t offer the eye candy of a wildflower meadow, they are equally complex and as precariously balanced as any ecosystem in the Rocky Mountains. “The sage grouse are an iconic western species, and it’s an incredible ecosystem,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins said. “It’s incredibly important to protect the bird. Sagebrush isn’t just sage brush, it’s all the stuff that grows beneath sagebrush — it’s (comparable to) the plants and animals that live beneath an aspen forest.” The Craig Daily Press published an in-depth article by reporter Lauren Blair about ...
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Tracking grazing’s impacts on bugs 17.8.2015 Current Issue
A Montana biologist studies how livestock influence a favorite sage grouse food source.
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The Endangered Species Act's biggest experiment 17.8.2015 Current Issue
Will an unprecedented collaborative effort and lots of tax dollars be enough to finally save sage grouse?
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The hammer that never fell 17.8.2015 Current Issue
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Photographs of the sagebrush sea 17.8.2015 Current Issue
Review of ‘Sage Spirit: The American West at a Crossroads’ by Dave Showalter.
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Steamboat briefs: Courthouse/annex offices to be closed Monday 17.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
All the offices in the Historic Routt County Courthouse and Annex will be closed for business Monday due to the USA Pro Challenge events. There will be no access to our parking lot and limited access to the streets around the Courthouse and downtown area. County offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday. Library presents screening of sage grouse documentary Bud Werner Memorial Library, Conservation Colorado and Audubon Rockies will present a free screening of the new documentary film “Sagebrush Sea” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, in Library Hall, along with a discussion about greater sage grouse and the landscape in Northwest Colorado that continues to support these iconic birds. The film follows this increasingly rare bird with an otherworldly display through a year on the North America’s iconic sagebrush steppe, a vast wilderness spanning 250,000 square miles brimming with hardy life. Following the screening, a discussion will focus on the film, the science around this iconic bird and the issues ...
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Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for Pro Challenge biking events 13.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Steamboat Springs is the host of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge overall start and Stage 1 race Monday and Stage 2 start Tuesday and volunteers are needed. To volunteer, visit prochallenge.com/volunteer, fill out the online registration form and select the Steamboat stages. By clicking on “submit,” volunteers are automatically directed to the local Volunteer spot site, where individual jobs, time slots and course locations can be chosen. Volunteering promises close-up views of the race and interaction with the world’s best cyclists. Courthouse, annex closed due to Pro Challenge All the offices in the Historic Routt County Courthouse and Annex will be closed for business on Monday due to the USA Pro Challenge events. There will be no access to our parking lot and limited access to the streets around the Courthouse and downtown area. County offices will reopen for regular business hours Tuesday. Hayden Library reader of the week winner announced Reader of the Week for Hayden Public Library’s summer reading ...
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Sonja Macys leaving Yampatika for Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory 13.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Yampatika executive director and outgoing Steamboat Springs City Council member Sonja Macys has accepted a position with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Macys announced Wednesday she will step down from Yampatika in October in order to become the observatory’s first development director. While RMBO has offices in Fort Collins and Brighton, Macys’ new location-neutral position will allow her to remain in Steamboat Springs. “The opportunity came across my desk, and the job description really seemed to be tailor-made for me,” Macys said. “This is the first really good, location-neutral position I’ve seen in a skillset I’m passionate about.” A RMBO biologist already works remotely from Steamboat Springs. Macys said she’d crossed paths with RMBO a handful of times during her career — including when she was executive director of the Tuscon Audubon Society — prior to coming to Yampatika. Yampatika has chosen not to launch a search for a new executive director, and will instead allow current senior staff ...
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Steamboat briefs: United Way to host ‘Every Gift Matters’ 5 p.m. Wednesday 12.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Routt County United Way will be hosting “Every Gift Matters” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Colorado Mountain College’s Allbright Auditorium. The presentation will feature an engaging panel discussion about how to maximize the impact of donations, no matter the size.    The panel will feature Carrie Morgridge, vice president of the Morgridge Family Foundation and author of “Every Gift Matters,” and Christine Benero, CEO of Mile High United Way. Complementary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will the program in the Neas Dining Center. Deadline Saturday for 2015 crane coloring contest The deadline for the 2015 Yampa Valley Crane Coloring Contest is Saturday. The contest is open to children ages three through 12. There is still time to pick up and drop off the sandhill crane scene to be colored and decorated at one of the following locations: the children’s section of the Bud Werner Memorial Library, the Hayden Library, the entrance booth at Stagecoach State Park, Yampa River State Park headquarters, Circle 7 ...
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Military and enviros align in Arizona's public lands debate 7.8.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Demand for housing, recreation and energy development means military bases could lose essential buffer land.
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Good Earth Briefs 6.8.2015 Durango Herald
Nature Studies offers training for teachersDurango Nature Studies will offer the training titled “Teaching Outside the Classroom: Using the School Yard as a Learning Laboratory for Kindergarten to Fifth-graders” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Nature Center. The cost is $40 for 0.5 continuing...
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Prosecutors start criminal investigation into crane collapse 4.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the dramatic collapse of two cranes onto a row of houses in a central Dutch city that briefly buried one man under rubble.
US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria 28.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.
Duo blazes the way for roads not saddled with signs 27.7.2015 Durango Herald
Having driven recently to surrounding towns such as Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Monticello and Moab, we were bombarded with ubiquitous roadside signs and billboards. Who can we thank for the relative lack of these in Durango and La Plata County? Was legislation passed to ban them? And why do a few still remain here? – Grateful For The Lack of...
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