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Interior overhauls sage grouse conservation

On a windy morning in September 2015, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell stood at a podium on a patch of scruffy earth at Colorado’s Rocky...

Interior’s new sage grouse recommendations at a glance

Editor's note: Increased development has reduced the national sage grouse population from millions to less than 500,000 birds, currently spread across 10 Western states,...

Homebrew: Hickenlooper bats for embroiled human-services director and sage-grouse alike

Sage man Hickenlooper has pledged relief for the much besmirched greater sage-grouse by bringing oil and gas companies on board to help with conservation efforts....

Colorado hunters rejoice: Sage-grouse variant doesn’t make endangered-species list

The besmirched sage-grouse, a sort-of ugly, sort-of regal bird with breasts like oversized egg yolks and a violently spiky tail, may have no idea...

Sage-Grouse politics heat up after feds list Gunnison bird as ‘threatened’

With the main population of Gunnison sage-grouse somewhat secured by local conservation efforts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the birds "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.

Colorado oil and gas debate more civilized in the wild than...

Stepped-up natural gas drilling in northwestern Colorado can ripple-effect Denver politics, where wrangling over new drilling regulations last week took an ugly turn. But...