User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
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Southwest Metro chapter of Ducks Unlimited among top for raising funds 17.4.2014 Denver Post: Outdoors
The Littleton-based chapter of a nonprofit national organization dedicated to preserving wetlands and waterfowl habitat has been named among the top 100 chapters in the country for its fundraising efforts.
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Berkshire to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Warren Buffett fiesta ducks 15.4.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will sell rubber ducks of Chairman Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charles Munger wearing Mexican-themed outfits at the company's annual meeting, which falls two days before Cinco de Mayo.
Letter: Cats kill songbirds, but mostly nuisance birds, rodents 14.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Re the April 9 Public Forum article, “Cat kills in the billions”: The author put word spin in her letter that a master politician would be proud of. She wrote that the number of cat kills per year were “2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals.” In order to demonize cats, she failed to mention that the bird kill was not exclusively songbirds. The 2.4 billion number also includes starlings, pigeons, crows and more, considered by many to be nuisances. Of the 12.3 mammals, an overwhelming majo...
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Beach closures to protect rare birds 13.4.2014 Denver Post: Local
LAMAR - Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking visitors to John Martin, Adobe Creek and Nee Gronda Reservoirs for help in protecting two rare shorebirds that nest in ...
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Save sagebrush, and good things happen 12.4.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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Steamboat briefs: City of Steamboat offers tips to prepare for runoff 12.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The city of Steamboat Springs has released its annual tip sheet to help property owners prepare for the potential of high water this spring from area rivers and streams. In a news release, city officials said the current forecast from the National Resource Conservation Service forecast calls for above average river flows in Colorado from April through July. Butcherknife Creek and other low lying areas in Steamboat already may be entering peak runoff, officials wrote. To prepare for potential high water, the city advises property owners to: ■ Remove outdoor furniture, firewood, landscape debris, branches that might have fallen during the October 2013 snow storm, construction materials, etc., from the vicinity of the waterway to prevent blockages of culverts and drainages. ■ Check your property’s floodplain or floodplain status. ■ Review Routt County’s high water preparedness guide. ■ Follow weather forecasts and take additional precautions during heavy spring storms. Rain or snow events and warm ...
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Op-ed: Will sage grouse go the way of the lesser prairie-chicken 12.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As wildlife biologists, hunters, and conservationists, we watched closely as the fate of the lesser prairie-chicken unfolded on March 27 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the medium-sized game bird as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. The fact that a once widely distributed and extensively hunted game bird would be considered for an ESA listing is unfortunate, and the USFWS decision disappointed many. But the lesser prairie-chicken can be restored and event...
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Groups work to restore bird habitat 11.4.2014 Telluride: News
Members of the Arizona Conservation Corps were in the West End of San Miguel County this week, working to create a more suitable home for the Gunnison sage-grouse.
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Conservationists seek more protection for grouse (Cached) 11.4.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER x2013 Conservation groups say they will go to court to force the Obama administration to do more to save the lesser prairie chicken, arguing a recent federal ruling doesnx2019t stop the energy industry from killing the grouse or encroaching on its habitats in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Defenders of...
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Letter: Cats are killing billions of birds, mammals each year 9.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Our great state of Utah can no longer turn a blind eye to the cause of death of 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals per year in the United States. The research on killing by domestic cats was done by scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Let’s stop enabling so many outdoor and feral cats. Thank you for caring about the nation’s songbird population. Nancy von Allmen Salt Lake City
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Warming shifts wildflower bloom in Colorado, 40 years of data show 4.4.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
You may have noticed the change in your backyard or along your favorite hike. Snow might be melting a little earlier than in the past, and flowers are poking their heads through the soil a little sooner.
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Willoughby: Our winter may benefit our wildlife 30.3.2014 Denver Post: Outdoors
The winter of 2013-14 was a tough one nationwide. But in the snow country of Colorado, we prefer to think of it as "above average" as in above average snowpack, above average skiing and quite likely an above average spring runoff.
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Feds grant 'threatened' status compromise for lesser prairie chickens 28.3.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Feds grant 'threatened' status compromise for lesser prairie chickens
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Steamboat briefs: Help available before health insurance sign-up deadline 27.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Monday is the deadline to register for health insurance, which, for residents of Steamboat Springs, can mean going through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace if you don’t already have coverage. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a free drop-in session from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at LIFT-UP of Routt County. Other events include: ■ Today: Open enrollment session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center Conference Room 1. Bring your own laptop, social security numbers for all members of household, current insurance policy information, driver’s licenses for all members of household, a recent paystub and a household income estimate for 2014. ■ Friday: Free information seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bud Werner Memorial Library. A health coverage guide will attend the meeting for individuals, families and small-business owners interested in learning about their options for health insurance under the new legislation. Call 970-871-7647 for ...
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Ecologist says top predators restore balance to mountain states ecosystems 27.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
George Wuerthner, a prolific author, ecologist and longtime critic of grazing on public lands, came to Steamboat Springs in the midst of Agriculture Week on Tuesday to talk about the role of predators, particularly wolves, in healthy natural ecosystems. Wuerthner said the restoration of populations of top predators, including mountain lions and bears, in an ecosystem can restore its original health and actually provide life-giving support to other mammals and birds in times of critical need. Noting that recent mild winters in Montana have reduced the amount of carrion available to ravens, magpies and wolverines, Wuerthner said wolf packs create carrion year round, which becomes a sometimes critical source of food for other species. “It’s particularly important in late winter and for mother grizzly bears just coming out of the den and looking for their first meal,” he said. Wuerthner’s talk at Library Hall was hosted by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, the Sustainability Studies ...
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Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, March 25 25.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Good morning Steamboat Today readers. • Lettuce growers, an experimental cheese maker and a poultry producer all engaged with the county in the past two years and found out that when it comes to producing food on a commercial basis, there are rules that must be followed. New plan could simplify the Routt County permit process for those seeking to grow and sell food locally • Fire Marshal Jay Muhme said the National Fire Protection Association's recent testing on the sprinkler systems has shown that in some rare cases, the antifreeze can pose a significant safety issue as it did in 2009 when a woman in Truckee, Calif., was killed after such a system intensified a fire on a stove and caused an explosion. City of Steamboat Springs working to ban antifreeze sprinkler systems due to safety concerns • Steamboat Springs native Christopher Finch was named a Churchill Scholar. He'll study ways to bring industrial agriculture and locally and organic grown food closer together. Steamboat's Finch off to ...
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Coast Guard working to reopen shipping channel 25.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Galveston, Texas • As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay on Monday, strong incoming tides kept washing more ashore. Elsewhere, crews lined up miles of oil booms to keep oil away from the shoreline and bird habitats, two days after a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast and shut down one of the nation’s busiest seaports. With cleanup well unde...
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Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel 24.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TEXAS CITY, Texas—A barge that once carried some 900,000 gallons of heavy tar-like oil was cleared of its remaining contents Sunday, a day after the vessel collided with a ship in the busy Houston Ship Channel and leaked about a fifth of its cargo into the waterway.
Kinder decorating: Put these 7 items on your don't-buy list 22.3.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Several months ago I wrote a column about feathers that got readers squawking. I wrote about how they were causing a buzz in in fashion and décor circles. Bird lovers cried "Fowl!" And rightly so.
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Steamboat briefs: Friday is last chance to sign up for Penguin Plunge 21.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Today is the last day to register for the Penguin Plunge on Saturday at the Lake Catamount Pool. This year the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley is holding registration the day before the event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center. At registration, participants can turn in their paperwork and the minimum of $150 they needed to raise in order to take the plunge into the near-freezing water. Alpine Bank is the legacy sponsor for the event, which this year is raising money for a new breast health center at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Teams begin plunging at noon Saturday. Magazine lists Steamboat as top small town to visit Smithsonian magazine’s third annual Best Small Towns To Visit list was announced Thursday and included Steamboat Springs as No. 4. According to its website, Smithsonian says Steamboat is included on the list because of its snow, Western heritage and music and art scenes, citing the Strings Music Festival and MusicFest. The website ...
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