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No federal protection for the greater sage grouse

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the greater sage grouse does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act. Once upon a...

Showdown at Wolf Creek Pass

FRISCO, Colo. — Colorado's ski resort development wars may have died down when the real estate bubble burst in 2008, but there was never...

Twelve years of foot-dragging on lynx recovery

  FRISCO — Twelve years is long enough to finalize an endangered species plan for rare lynx in the Rocky Mountains, a federal judge has...

Rare Colorado wildflowers survive 30 years of bureaucratic bumbling

Saving tiny patches of rare plants from extinction is no easy task. In most cases, you can't just put a fence around them and call it good.

BLM sage-grouse guidance ruffles some enviro feathers

Reactions from conservation groups both nationally and on the ground in Colorado have been mixed regarding this week’s U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) guidance for the preservation of habitat for the greater sage grouse.

Endangered Species Act settlement deal could break listing logjam

A federal judge late last week signed off on a deal struck between the WildEarth Guardians environmental group and the U.S. Department of the Interior that would compel the federal government to reach final Endangered Species Act listing decisions on 253 species in the next five years.

Groups serve feds with notice of intent to sue over Arapahoe...

A coalition of environmental and citizen activist groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for...

Groups petition Fish and Wildlife to list Poudre River snowfly as...

If you want a clear indication of just how healthy, or unhealthy, the Cache la Poudre River on Colorado’s northern Front Range is these...

Sage grouse ruling ruffles feathers of Colorado oil and gas industry

Colorado oil and gas industry officials Monday were nervously eyeing Friday’s decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designating the greater sage grouse...

Natural gas drilling regs stirring heated debate on Western Slope

A dustup between politicians and landowners at an oil and gas royalty owners meeting in Grand Junction last weekend underscores the complexity of the new drilling regulations – and the heated emotions they stir in some mineral-rights holders.