User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
Last updated: Aug 30 2014 13:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Craig briefs: Labor Day is opening of small game seasons

 30.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado Parks & Wildlife encourages celebrating the holiday with any of the small game and waterfowl opportunities that kick off Monday throughout the state, according to a press release. CPW resources for both new and veteran hunters ensure that whether you are on the look out for doves, grouse or geese, the experience in the outdoors will be enjoyable. Find out more at http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/pages/smallgame.aspx . Colorado has more than 23 million acres of public lands, including U.S. National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands. Interested hunters need a current and valid photo ID, proof of residency and social security number, and a Hunter Education card, unless the hunter is born before Jan. 1, 1949, to purchase a license. Licenses also can be purchased on-line at   https://www.co.wildlifelicense.com/start.php , or by phone 1-800-244-5613. Small game hunters are required to have a new Harvest Information Program number. Call 1-866-COLOHIP (265-6447) to begin the online ...
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State’s sage-grouse protections questioned 25.8.2014 Durango Herald
WALDEN – The current level of protection for one of Colorado’s native birds is ruffling the feathers of conservationists.Next year, the federal government is expected to decide whether to list the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act. Several Colorado groups are working to prevent the listing and preserve...
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Images record amazing dance of the sage grouse 22.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Noppadol Paothong, a wildlife photographer who lives in Missouri, for years trained his lens on majestic animals, charismatic creatures that can fill a viewfinder and command attention. But in 2001, as a newspaper photographer, he got an assignment that changed his career — shoot the spring mating ritual of a bird known as the greater prairie chicken down near Golden City in southwest Missouri. “I never knew something so small could inspire me,” said Paothong, who is now staff photographer with ...
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Box of poison 18.8.2014 Current Issue
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"Other" Browns Canyon provides spectacular solitude, needs protection 17.8.2014 Denver Post: Outdoors
There are no marked trails in the Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area, nor are they much needed. The overwhelming majority of visitors to this treasured Chaffee County landscape never set foot on a trail anyway.
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Proposed bird habitat could hurt Arizona mine 16.8.2014 Durango Herald
TUCSON, Ariz. – Conservationists say a new proposal for protected habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo in southern Arizona could impede plans for a mine in that area. Already, the proposed Rosemont copper mine south of Tucson has faced seven years of delays. The mine was dealt another setback in May, when the U.S. Fish and...
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Weekend Express: Oktoberfest begins, butterflies in the park 15.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Oktoberfest at Snowbird • Oktoberfest attracts more than 60,000 visitors with food and drink, live entertainment and yodelers. Information, www.snowbird.com/events/oktoberfest/. When: Noon-6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 12 Where: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon Admission: Fr...
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How much do you pay your QB? 14.8.2014 Durango Herald
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The easiest decision in the NFL is forking over the big bucks to sign Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Peyton Manning to long-term deals. Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick recently signed multi-million dollar contracts from teams trying to lock down their franchise quarterback.Most clubs still are searching...
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How much do you pay your QB? 14.8.2014 Durango Herald
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The easiest decision in the NFL is forking over the big bucks to sign Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Peyton Manning to long-term deals. Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick recently signed multi-million dollar contracts from teams trying to lock down their franchise quarterback.Most clubs still are searching...
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State clears Anschutz-backed plan for Wyoming wind farm 13.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
A wind farm that could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. has received approval from Wyoming regulators but still awaits completion of federal environmental reviews.
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Willoughby: BLM conspicuous by absence at meetings to help mule deer 13.8.2014 Denver Post: Outdoors
Mule deer won't be going the way of the dodo bird anytime soon. Still, the recent dramatic decline in herd numbers around Colorado and the West is cause to take pause.
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Steamboat briefs: Free workshop on service excellence set for Aug. 21 13.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
A free service excellence workshop will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Colorado Mountain College as part of the college’s Success Steps Seminar series. The training session is being offered to help small businesses and individuals improve their customer service and relationship skills. The program will be led by SCORE volunteers Steve Sehnert, Jack Trautman and Randy Rudasics, who have been trained on the ProspeX service excellence program. The seminar is free but registration is required by calling 970-870-4491. The series is sponsored by CMC’s Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Yampa Valley SCORE and the Routt County and Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. REPS holds annual Chickin’ Pickin’ event next week Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will hosts its annual Chickin’ Pickin’ fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Olympian Hall. Tickets are $10 and include barbecue, face painting, music by Jesse Christensen, a silent auction and discount Howler Alpine slide tickets. ...
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Local Briefs 12.8.2014 Durango Herald
Durango launches online platformThe city of Durango has partnered with Peak Democracy to launch Virtual City Hall, an online platform designed to engage city residents in a conversation that will harness their input on city issues.City departments and officials will have the ability to ask questions and read residents’...
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Owl population near Flagstaff at center of debate over thinning 11.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Mormon Mountain is being considered for restorative ...
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Several pairs of owls at center of forest debate 11.8.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Environmentalists are concerned that thinning a forest south of Flagstaff would harm three breeding pairs of Mexican spotted owls that live there.Mormon Mountain was the mountain that officials wanted to thin when Flagstaff voters approved a $10 million project in 2012 aimed at keeping water supplies safe. The...
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Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming 5.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Cheyenne, Wyo. • The total area of federal oil and gas leases deferred in Wyoming to protect the greater sage grouse — ahead of next year’s expected decision on whether the bird is a threatened or endangered species — substantially exceeds the combined size of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, U.S. Bureau of Land Management figures show. In Wyoming, the 2,864 leases deferred in whole or in part to protect sage grouse cover 3.5 million acres, or 5,500 square miles. They include 40 leas...
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Letter: End wildlife’s dependence on hunting licenses 1.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
I attended the Utah Wildlife Board meeting this week, which confirmed that a sport hunt for crows will soon occur in our state. One of the board members told the audience that, actually, the best way to conserve and properly manage any species in Utah is to initiate a hunting season for it. This will ensure an adequate funding stream (though hunter licenses) so the species and its habitat will be a priority for conservation and management. Historically, the majority of funding for western gam...
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Utah’s first crow hunts approved again 30.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Researchers say crows have the capacity to recognize people and scold humans they don’t like. Chances are those opposed to Utah’s first crow hunt will remember John Bair’s face. With vociferous boos echoing in the room and calls for changes to the Utah Wildlife Board, its members narrowly voted Tuesday to uphold a decision they made in June to allow the first sport and depredation crow hunts in the state. Bair made the successful motions in June and again Tuesday to allow the hunts. He said he ...
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Mesa mayoral, council candidates address city issues 29.7.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Mesa mayoral and council candidates answered the question, "What are the two top challenges in either your district or the city, and what would you do about them?" Here's what they ...
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Sage grouse may get protection but not as endangered species 29.7.2014 Durango Herald
The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios office is drafting amendments to its management plan to improve protection of the Gunnison sage grouse habitat.The move is part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife recommendation to adopt additional conservation measures for the rare ground bird. Just 5,000 birds remain on public lands in Dolores, San...
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