User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
Last updated: Sep 22 2016 07:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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BYU football: Receivers need to get open faster, coaches say 22.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Somewhat surprisingly, BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer said Wednesday that the Cougars’ makeshift offensive line — now missing three-year starter Ului Lapuaho in addition to camp no-shows Kyle Johnson and Brad Wilcox — “actually played pretty well” in the 17-14 loss to UCLA. Detmer said quarterback Taysom Hill also isn’t to blame for the offense’s woes, defending the senior’s play by saying “you are only as good as the guys that are playing around you, at times.” You can read more about tha... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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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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Report: Staff shortages hamper US wildlife refuges 21.9.2016 Durango Herald
A new report from a nonprofit alliance of public employees, law enforcement and land managers says rampant staff shortages at the nation's system of federal wildlife refuges are preventing them from doing their mission to preserve wildlife
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Border triptych 19.9.2016 Current Issue
Three poems for the Borderlands.
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APNewsBreak: Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears 17.9.2016 Durango Herald
The U.S. Forest Service is apologizing after it ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider the land sacred
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Someone cut this hawk's wings, making the bird flightless, Utah authorities say 16.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A young Cooper’s hawk whose wings had been clipped illegally is recovering at a Utah wildlife rescue facility. It was discovered weakened and flightless Monday in an affluent hillside subdivision above Bountiful. The male bird, dubbed Edward by its rescuers, is expected to survive, but it may never be able to be returned to the wild, according to HawkWatch International’s Joseph Dane. “The hawk’s flight feathers will eventually regrow, but not in time to make its migration to its wintering groun...
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Hawk found in Utah likely had its wings clipped 16.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A young Cooper’s hawk whose wings had been clipped illegally is recovering at a Utah wildlife rescue facility. It was discovered weakened and flightless Monday in an affluent hillside subdivision above Bountiful. The male bird, dubbed Edward by its rescuers, is expected to survive, but it may never be able to be returned to the wild, according to HawkWatch International’s Joseph Dane. “The hawk’s flight feathers will eventually regrow, but not in time to make its migration to its wintering groun... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Environmental group Open Lands seeks $700,000 -- now -- to buy owl preserve 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
This meadow may be for the birds, but it would also benefit the public if it remains undeveloped as open space just outside Salt Lake City, according to land preservationists. Utah Open Lands has until Nov. 7 to raise $700,000 required to acquire the 4.6-acre owl habitat spanning Emigration Creek just upstream from Ruth’s Diner. The land is zoned for residential development with up to one unit per acre possible. The property’s owner, whose identity is confidential outside of the potential transa...
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Environmental groups rekindle battle over lesser prairie chicken 13.9.2016 Denver Post: Local
Four months after the federal government gave up a court fight to keep the lesser prairie chicken on the endangered species list, environmentalists say there's new evidence that warrants listing the bird again.
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Oregon trial latest in long-running Western land dispute 13.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
BC-US--Ranching Standoff, 1st Ld-Writethru,628 Oregon trial latest in long-running Western land dispute AP Photo PDX104, PDX105, PDX106, PDX107, PDX108, PDX109, PDX110, PDX101 Eds: Updates with detail, context, quotes. Will be updated from 9 a.m. PDT hearing. With AP Photos. By STEVEN DUBOIS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. • The armed protesters who occupied a remote bird sanctuary in Oregon’s high desert earlier this year did so to protest federal land policy, which has been a point of contenti...
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Horizon Pharma to pay $800M for rare disease firm 12.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Horizon Pharma will spend about $800 million to buy Raptor Pharmaceutical and expand its portfolio of rare disease treatments, a growing area of focus for drugmakers. The Ireland-based drug developer said Monday that the deal will strengthen its business in the United States and provide a platform to expand in Europe and other international markets. Raptor’s portfolio includes Procysbi, which treats a rare metabolic disorder, and Quinsair, approved for managing a chronic pulmonary infection in a...
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New Farmington Bay center will improve education experience 12.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
One of the biggest outdoor secrets in northern Utah is the wildlife education center and nature trail at Farmington Bay. Two small buildings offer some literature and interoperation of the area but the treat is the trail that offers a “blind” to view birds, interpretation and a chance to see many types of wildlife. The area is named the Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Center at Farmington Bay after the late Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Wildlife and Conservation Foundation....
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Lawmakers dispute legality of Yosemite park expansion 10.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A U.S. lawmaker accused Yosemite National Park of breaking federal law by adding 400 acres for a wildlife preserve without clearing it through Congress, but federal park officials said Friday that he's misinterpreting the law.
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See red at Flaming Gorge Saturday 10.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Autumn leaves aren’t the only thing that turns red in the fall. Add kokanee salmon to that list. The fish turn a bright red when they spawn in the autumn. The Division of Wildlife Resources will celebrate that fact Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sheep Creek, a tributary to Flaming Gorge located north of Vernal, as it holds its annual free Kokanee Salmon Day. Sheep Creek is located six miles south of Manila on Route 44. Look for signs directing salmon watchers to the site. DWR officials sugge...
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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Kiwanis Club to sponsor election programs 9.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Kiwanis Club will host three election-related programs from 12:25 to 1 p.m. Tuesdays in the American Legion Room of the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. Rex Brice and Mayling Simpson will discuss the pros and cons of Amendment 69 on Tuesday, and Routt County Board of Commissioner candidates Tim Corrigan, Bob Dapper and Doug Monger will speak and answer questions from the floor Sept. 20. On Oct. 4, state representative candidates Diane Mitch-Bush and Michael Cacioppo will speak and answer questions from the floor. Seating is limited so people are encouraged to arrive early. Mongolia takes center stage at local crane festival Yampa Valley Crane Festival’s 2016 keynote speaker is Nyambayar “Nyamba” Batbayar, director of the Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia and a research associate at the International Crane Foundation based in Wisconsin. Since the early 1990s, the International Crane Foundation has been working in a trans-boundary area between Mongolia, Russia ...
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Ag secretary says private investment needed to help grouse 9.9.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced grants on Thursday for a pair of programs that will attempt to use private financing to conserve land across the Western U.S. as part of a sweeping effort to restore the greater sage grouse's habitat.
Steambaot briefs: Steamboat Springs native to host book signing Thursday 8.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Alicia Wright, Steamboat native and current resident of Moab, Utah, will be presenting a reading from her first published book, “Sol Journeys,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Off The Beaten Path in Steamboat Springs. Her work is composed of guided experiences and exercises, which help facilitate relationships with the self and the world. Wright will share some connecting tools presented in “Sol Journeys” and her latest endeavor, Sol Journey Retreats, which applies the exercises of her book into the natural order via a four-day, three-night excursion into the desert. After the presentation, Alicia will sign copies of her book which is available for purchase at Off The Beaten Path. Coffee with Council returns Friday; open to public Coffee with Council will continue from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The goal of these sessions is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with Steamboat Springs City Council members in a relaxed atmosphere and ...
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Climate change blamed for collapse of Hawaiian forest birds 8.9.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Native forest birds on the Hawaiian island of Kauai are rapidly dying off and facing the threat of extinction as climate change heats up their habitat and allows mosquito-borne diseases to thrive, according to a study released Wednesday.
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Defense bill threatens sage grouse survival 7.9.2016 Writers on the Range
A sneaky amendment would block protection under the Endangered Species Act.
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5th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival Thursday through Sunday 6.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Calling all craniacs! The fifth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival returns to locations in Steamboat Springs and Hayden Thursday through Sunday. In addition to the traditional guided crane viewings, workshops and speakers, this year’s festival will offer a broader perspective on the numerous crane species — not only the local sandhill crane — according to Nancy Merrill, an event organizer and president of the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition. What: Fifth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival When: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 8 to 11 Where: Guided tours near Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Bud Werner Memorial Library, other locations More information: coloradocranes.org “We are expanding our focus this year,” said Merrill, who met the event’s keynote speaker, Nyambayar Batbayar, or Nyamba, during a trip to Mongolia. Nyamba is director and research biologist for the Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia and has written a field guide about birds of Mongolia and research papers that have ...
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