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Up In Smoke: Fire and Invasives on Western Rangelands
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Sagebrush rangelands once covered nearly 250 million acres in western North America. Today, this landscape has been reduced to half its original size and is rapidly shrinking.

 

Using Existing Tools to Expand Cooperative Conservation for Candidate Species Across Federal and Non-Federal Lands
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For many years the Service has worked with partners to help them develop Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCAs). CCAs primarily have been developed by Federal agencies to cover Federal lands, and several have resulted in conservation efforts that made listing unnecessary.

 

Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Elk A Western Landowners’ Guide
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This guide has been produced by and for landowners and practitioners constructively engaged in one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time—how to share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife.

 

Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative
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The Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Gov.

 

Greater Sage Grouse - Colorado Synthesis Report
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is poised to propose a listing decision for the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act by 2015.

 

Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan - Appendices
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Appendices for the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan (CCP). The purpose of the CCP is to facilitate the conservation of greater sage-grouse (GrSG) and their habitats in Colorado.

 

Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan - Conservation Strategy
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Conservation strategy for the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan (CCP). The purpose of the CCP is to facilitate the conservation of greater sage-grouse (GrSG) and their habitats in Colorado.

 

Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan - Analysis
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Analysis for the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan (CCP). The purpose of the CCP is to facilitate the conservation of greater sage-grouse (GrSG) and their habitats in Colorado.

 

Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan - Issues
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Issues section of the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan (CCP). The purpose of the CCP is to facilitate the conservation of greater sage-grouse (GrSG) and their habitats in Colorado.

 

Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan - Conservation Assessment
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Conservation assessment for the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan (CCP). The purpose of the CCP is to facilitate the conservation of greater sage-grouse (GrSG) and their habitats in Colorado.

 

Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan - Executive Summary
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Executive summary for the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan (CCP). The purpose of the CCP is to facilitate the conservation of greater sage-grouse (GrSG) and their habitats in Colorado.

 

Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan - Table of Contents
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Table of Contents for the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan (CCP). The purpose of the CCP is to facilitate the conservation of greater sage-grouse (GrSG) and their habitats in Colorado.

 

Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan - Introduction
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The purpose of the Colorado Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plan (CCP) is to facilitate the conservation of greater sage-grouse (GrSG) and their habitats in Colorado.

 

Greater Sage-Grouse Range-Wide Mitigation Framework
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The purpose of this document is to help states, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other partners develop and implement coordinated and robust mitigation processes across the range to reduce threats and the potential need to list the species under the Endangered Species Act.

 

Gunnison Sage Grouse Rangewide Conservation Plan
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This Rangewide Conservation Plan is intended to supplement local plans, and to offer a rangewide perspective, so as to ensure that the cumulative result of conserving local populations is conservation of the species.

 

Safe Harbor - Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

Adverse Impact Reduction Handbook
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Reducing Onshore Natural Gas and Oil Exploration and Production Impacts Using a Broad-Based Stakeholder Approach

 

Weed Management for Small Rural Acreages
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A CSU Extension Fact Sheet with information on prevention, eradication, and control of common weeds found in Colorado.

 

Sage Grouse Initiative Web Map Application

The SGI Interactive Web Map Application is free and available to the public, presenting cutting-edge geospatial data covering 100 million acres. The Sage Grouse Initiative science team has developed an easy-to-use web application that helps visualize, distribute, and interact with information about the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem.

All of the information can be easily visualized on top of physical maps or the latest satellite imagery. Users can quickly identify and compare areas of concern, evaluating potential restoration or prevention opportunities. Data can be imported from the web application directly into GIS software, which allows the public to customize the information for land management or conservation purposes. Data for individual counties can be downloaded using these simple instructions.

 

Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment
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This Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment (ARMPA) is the result of the March 2010 US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 12-Month Finding for Petitions to List the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as Threatened or Endangered (75 Federal  Register 13910, March 23, 2010;USFWS 2010).

 

Pocket Guide to Sagebrush Birds
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This Guide was created by staffs at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and at PRBO Conservation Science, describes 40 of the most common bird species in sagebrush habitats.& ...

 

Pocket Guide to Sagebrush
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This Guide provides identifying characteristics and range maps for 18 species of sagebrush, encompassing 27 different kinds (including subspecies and hybrids).

 

Greater Sage-grouse Comprehensive Conservation Strategy
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This Strategy outlines the critical need to develop the associations among local, state, provincial, tribal, and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individual citizens to design and implement cooperative actions to support robust populations of sage-grouse and the landscapes and habitats upon which they depend.

 

Summary of Science, Activities, Programs, and Policies That Influence the Rangewide Conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)
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Sage Grouse Initiative - Success on the Range
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The Sage Grouse Initiative launched in 2010 and five years later is a primary catalyst for sage-steppe conservation, conserving 4.4 million acres across 11 western states.

 

Science to Solutions - Private Lands Vital to Conserving Wet Areas for Sage Grouse Summer Habitat
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A recent groundbreaking study reveals a strong link between sites, which are essential summer habitat for sage grouse to raise their broods, and the distribution of sage grouse breeding areas or leks.

 

BLM Fire and Aviation - Sage Grouse Efforts
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Fire is an important part of the ecology of sagebrush habitats. It’s not possible to eliminate all fire from sagebrush, nor is it advisable.

 

Trial by Fire - Improving Our Ability to Reduce Wildfire Impacts to Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush Ecosystems Through Accelerated Partner Collaboration
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Wildfire and subsequent invasion by exotic annual grasses in the Great Basin challenge land managers and impede the success of conservation practices designed to improve habitat quality for sage-grouse.

 

Birds in a sagebrush sea - managing sagebrush habitats for bird communities
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The purpose of this document is to help anyone who is a steward of sagebrush shrublands include management practices that help support a thriving community of wild birds.

 

Science to Solutions - Conifer Removal Restores Sage Grouse Habitat
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The invasion of juniper and other conifers into sagebrush rangelands degrades habitat for sage grouse. The most effective approach is to target early encroachment stands, completely removing small trees, and thereby sustaining the existing sagebrush community.

 

Livestock Water Tanks and Sage-grouse - A Landowners Guide
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Watering tanks installed for livestock are often used by wildlife as well, with unintended consequences. Sage-grouse are known to drown in livestock water tanks that do not have escape ramps.

 

Science to Solutions - Marking High-Risk Fences Saves Sage Grouse
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Marking fences for visibility can dramatically reduce sage grouse collisions. A new mapping tool can help managers and landowners target those fences that pose the highest risk for grouse strikes: fences close to leks and in flat or rolling terrain.

 

Who’s on the Lek A Guide to Players
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Document describes some of the key entities in the conservation of sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystems.

 

Interagency Sage-grouse Conservation Implementation MOU
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MOU provides for cooperation among the participating State and federal land, wildlife management and science agencies in the conservation and management of Greater sage-grouse, sagebrush habitats and other sagebrush-dependent wildlife throughout the Western United States and Canada.

 

Overview of Greater Sage-grouse and Endangered Species Act Activities
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The Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a game bird managed under State authorities. Summarizes petitions to USFWS to list the species under ESA, the Services conclusions and litigation status.

 

Sage-grouse Mapping and Priority Habitats
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This primer displays the historic and current range of sage-grouse, sage-grouse management zones, and the breeding bird density map.

 

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Findings for Petitions to List the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as Threatened or Endangered
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Fish and Wildlife Service’s March 2010 status review provides a detailed description of seasonal habitats, sage-grouse natural history and population trend analyses.

 

Beginner’s Guide to Greater Sage-Grouse
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Introductory guide provides key points for a basic understanding of the greater sage-grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus and  its habitats.

 

Near Term Sage-Grouse Conservation Action Plan
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Plan presented to Greater Sage-grouse Executive Oversight Committee & Sage-Grouse Task Force, September 11, 2012.

 

Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Conservation Objectives - Final Report
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February 2013 report delineates reasonable objectives, based upon the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of its release, for the conservation and survival of greater sage-grouse.

 

Conserving Wildlife and Crucial Habitat in the West
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Policy Resolution 13-04: Western Governors direct the Western Governors’ Wildlife Council to continue its guidance in the development, management and implementation with partners of the state and West-wide CHATs.

 

Sage-Grouse Initiative - Conservation Beyond Boundaries
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2012 Progress Report describes the need, goals, and results/outcomes of the Initiative.

 

Two Win-Win Initiatives with Common Recovery Goals Lesser Prairie-Chicken and Greater Sage-Grouse
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Lesser prairie-chickens and greater sage-grouse depend on large prairie and steppe landscapes shared by agricultural producers, primarily ranching operations.

 

Sage Grouse Initiative - Tracking Success
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) launched the Sage Grouse Initiative in 2010, applying the power of the Farm Bill to target lands where habitats are intact and sage grouse numbers are highest.

 

Applying the Sage-Grouse Fence Collision Risk Tool to Reduce Bird Strikes
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A Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences - How to Build Fence with Wildlife in Mind
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A Landowner's Guide to Fences and Wildlife - Practical Tips to Make Your Fences Wildlife Friendly
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Wyoming Edition  

 

Influences of Livestock Grazing on Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat - Context and Management
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Greater Sage-Grouse Field Indicator Guide
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This brochure is offered to the public to further outreach and education about sage-grouse; a species being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Program.

 

Native Plants - A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Working Lands for Wildlife Predictability FAQs
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Working Lands for Wildlife Implementation Process
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Working Lands for Wildlife Greater Sage-Grouse
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FAQs Including CCAA and SGI Comparison

 

Inventory of State and Local Governments’ Conservation Initiatives for Sage-Grouse
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The 2014 Sage-Grouse Appendix identifies all sage-grouse conservation initiatives reported by states and counties between 2011 and 2014. &n ...

 

Sage-Grouse Inventory - 2014 Conservation Initiatives
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The fourth annual inventory produced by the Governors, through the Western Governors' Association, has expanded its focus from previous years.

 

Conservation Assessment of Greater Sage-grouse and Sagebrush Habitats
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In this report, the authors assessed the ecological status and potential factors that influenced greater sage-grouse and sagebrush habitats across their entire distribution.& ...

 

Show Sage Grouse Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals (525)
There are 525 resources serving Eastern Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Sage Grouse Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving Eastern Plains Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Alan Carpenter, PhD
Land Stewardship Consulting, Inc. - Boulder, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Bob Hix
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Aurora, CO
Chris Pague
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Senior Conservation Ecologist - Denver, CO
Colorado Wildlife Science, LLC
Jonathan Lowsky - Principal Ecologist - Basalt, CO
David McGillivary
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - Chief - Lakewood, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Gillian Bee
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies - Stewardship Director - Fort Collins, CO
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Kelsea Holloway
Private Lands Wildlife Biologist - Greeley, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lisa Tasker
EM Ecological, LLC - Principal Ecologist - Aspen, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Matt Tobler
Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting, LLC - Natural Resource Specialist/Director - Fort Collins, CO
Patty Knupp
Area Biologist - USDA-NRCS Area Three Office - Pueblo, CO
Riverbend Engineering, LLC.
Chris Philips, MS, PE, CFM - Owner and Senior Scientist - Albuquerque, NM
Roe Ecological Services, LLC
Chris and Kelly Roe - Logan, KS
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Seth Gallagher
Sage Grouse Initiative - Field Capacity and Delivery Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Shannon Bowling
Pheasants Forever - Farm Bill Biologist - Bethune, CO
Stephen R. Wenger
- Glade Park, CO
Steve Boyle
BIO-Logic, Inc. - Principal & Senior Biologist - Montrose, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO
Tim Malloy
TG Malloy Consulting, LLC - Land Planner - Glenwood Springs, CO
Ty Woodward
Private Lands Wildlife Biologist - Woodland Park, CO
West Elks Ecological Consulting
Dawn Barton - Owner, Founder of West Elks, and Principal Biologist - Carbondale, CO
Conservation Districts
Agate Conservation District
Andrea Richardson - District Manager - Simla, CO
Baca County Conservation District
Amanda McEndree-Saunders - District Manager - Springfield, CO
Bent County Conservation District
Betty Lawrence - District Manager - Las Animas, CO
Branson-Trinchera Conservation District
Jonnalea Tortorelli - District Manager - Trinidad, CO
Burlington Conservation District
Jennifer McCasland - District Manager - Burlington, CO
Centennial Conservation District
Katy Barkley - District Manager - Sterling, CO
Cheyenne Conservation District
- Cheyenne Wells, CO
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
Sharon Pattee - Executive Director, Secretary/Treasurer - Fountain, CO
Cope Conservation District
Carolyn Payne - District Manager - Flagler, CO
Custer County Conservation District
- Westcliffe, CO
Double El Conservation District
Heather Cross - District Manager - Simla, CO
East Otero Conservation District
Nancy Aschermann - District Manager - Rocky Ford, CO
Flagler Conservation District
Jim King - District Manager - Flagler, CO
Haxtun Conservation District
Connie Ferguson - District Manager - Holyoke, CO
High Plains Conservation District
Joy Johnson - District Manager - Hugo, CO
Kiowa Conservation District
Susan Hare - District Manager - Franktown, CO
Kiowa Conservation District
- Franktown, CO
Kiowa County Conservation District
Shawn Kelley - District Manager - Eads, CO
Longmont Conservation District
Liz Northrup - Conservation District Manager - Longmont, CO
Morgan Conservation District
Angela Woerner - District Manager - Fort Morgan, CO
Northeast Prowers Conservation District
Dana Barth - CD Manager - Holly, CO
Prairie Conservation District
Joy Johnson - District Manager - Hugo, CO
Prowers Conservation District
Susan Hansen - District Conservationist - Lamar, CO
Sedgwick County Conservation District
Jessica Harrington - District Manager - Julesburg, CO
South Pueblo County Conservation District
Jeanne Segars - District Manager - Pueblo, CO
Southeast Weld Conservation District
- Keenesburg, CO
Spanish Peaks-Purgatoire River Conservation District
Jonnalea Tortorelli - District Manager - Trinidad, CO
Turkey Creek Conservation District
Jeanne Segars - District Manager - Pueblo, CO
Upper Huerfano Conservation District
Jennifer Lopez - District Manager - Walsenburg, CO
Washington County Conservation District
Carolyn Payne - District Manager - Akron, CO
West Greeley Conservation District
Kandee Nourse - Office Administrator - Greeley, CO
West Otero Timpas Conservation
Nancy Aschermann - District Manager - Rocky Ford, CO
Yuma Conservation District
- Yuma, CO
Yuma County Conservation District
Sheila Brophy - District Manager - Wray, CO
Conservation Groups and Associations
Access Fund
Jim Chase - Operations Director - Boulder, CO
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Transforming Food & Ag Policy - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Farm Bureau Federation
- Washington, DC
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
Eric Sprague - Director of Forest Conservation - Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Biobased Maine
- Portland, ME
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
- Brighton, CO
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Collaborative Conservation
Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chris Pague
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Senior Conservation Ecologist - Denver, CO
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation
Brooke S. Fox - President/CEO - Castle Rock, CO
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
Sarah Smith - Marketing & Communications Director - Arvada, CO
Colorado Mountain Club
Scott Robson - Executive Director - Golden, CO
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Renny Fagan - President and CEO - Denver, CO
Colorado Pheasants Forever
Bob Hix - Regional Representative for Colorado & Wyoming - Aurora, CO
Colorado State Land Board
- Denver, CO
Colorado Watershed Assembly
Casey Davenhill - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Community for Sustainable Energy
Fred Kirsch - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Colorado
Beka WilsonCO
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Environment Colorado
Kim Stevens - State Director - Denver, CO
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Denise O’Meara, PLA - Director of Education - Lexington, KY
Family Farm Alliance
Dan Keppen - Executive Director - Klamath Falls, OR
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center)
- Bartlesville, OK
Great Outdoors Colorado
- Denver, CO
Institute for Environmental Solutions
- Denver, CO
Intermountain West Joint Venture
- Missoula, MT
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Journey North
- Madison, WI
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Monarch Joint Venture
- St. Paul, MN
Mule Deer Foundation
- Salt Lake City, UT
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
- Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Rocky Mountain Regional Office
Chris West - Director - Denver, CO
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - College Station, TX
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wild Turkey Federation - Colorado State Chapter
Crystal Adams - Regional DirectorCO
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
No-till on the Plains
- Berryton, KS
Paige Lewis
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director, Forest Health and Fire Initiative in Colorado - Denver, CO
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Partners for Western Conservation
- Arvada, CO
Partners in the Sage
- Missoula, MT
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)
- Lafayette, CO
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Poudre Valley Community Farms
Seth Jansen - President - Laporte, CO
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
RiversEdge West
- Grand Junction, CO
Sage Grouse Initiative
Tim Griffiths - Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team
Dave Smith - Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) Coordinator - Missoula, MT
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Stay The Trail Colorado
Dan Gourley - Program CoordinatorCO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Berthoud, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Three Rivers Alliance
Don Andrews - Chairman - Kirk, CO
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
- Portland, OR
Western Landowners Alliance
Lesli Allison - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Western Native Trout Initiative
Therese Thompson - Project Coordinator - Lakewood, CO
Western Resource Advocates
Jon Goldin-Dubois - President - Boulder, CO
Western Rivers Conservancy
Sue Doroff - President - Portland, OR
Western Water Project
Scott Yates - Director - Bozeman, MT
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Ed Self - Founder and Executive Director - Boulder, CO
Wildlife Research Institute
- Helena, MT
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
CSU Extension
Baca County Extension
- Springfield, CO
Bent County Extension
Kaye Kasza - Extension Agent - Las Animas, CO
Cheyenne County Extension
Vickie Nestor - Administrative Assistant - Cheyenne Wells, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Nursery
- Fort Collins, CO
Crowley County Extension
Bruce Fickenscher - Extension Agent - Range & Livestock - Ordway, CO
Custer County Extension
Beverly Goertz - Office Manager - Westcliffe, CO
Elbert County Extension
Trena Smith - County Office Manager - Kiowa, CO
Huerfano County Extension
- Walsenburg, CO
Kiowa County Extension
Heather Burk - Administrative Assistant - Eads, CO
Kit Carson Extension
Karen Dusatko - Support Staff - Burlington, CO
Las Animas County Extension
Dean Oatman - Extension Agent - Trinidad, CO
Lincoln County Extension
Amy Solomon - Extension Program Assistant - Hugo, CO
Logan County Extension
- Sterling, CO
Morgan County Extension
- Fort Morgan, CO
Otero County Extension
- Rocky Ford, CO
Phillips County Extension
Carrie Anderson - Secretary - Holyoke, CO
Prowers County Extension
Alicia Downing - Administrative Assistant - Lamar, CO
Pueblo County Extension
Valerie Billings - Office Manager - Pueblo, CO
Sedgwick County Extension
Bev Hollingsworth - Office Administrator - Julesburg, CO
Washington County Extension
Jeannie Lambertson - Administrative Assistant - Akron, CO
Weld County Extension
Keith Maxey - County Director - Greeley, CO
Yuma County Extension
Autumn Conde - Support Staff - Wray, CO
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Ecological Services Program - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Colorado Ecological Service Field Office - USFWS
- Denver, CO
Colorado Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office
Gregory Gerlich - FAC Assistant Regional Director - Denver, CO
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Region 6 - Mountain Prairie - Lakewood, CO
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Mountain-Prairie Region
Bill Rice - Fish Passage Coordinator - Denver, CO
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Yvette Converse - GNLCC Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
- Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Colorado
Dominic Barrett  - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  - Lakewood, CO
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Kevin Johnson, SRLCC Coordinator - Fish Wildlife Service - Lakewood, CO
Sport Fish Restoration Program
Karen Big Crow - Fiscal and Grants Management Specialist - Lakewood, CO
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
Samantha Brooke - Coastal Program Team Lead - Falls Church, VA
Western Colorado Field Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Grand Junction, CO
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
Foresters
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
BD Timber
Ben Fournier - Longmont, CO
Bjorn M. Dahl, ACF
Dahl Environment Services LLC - President - Golden, CO
Bruce Short
Short Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Mancos, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Cañon City Field Office
- Cañon City, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Fort Collins
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Fort Collins Field Office
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Franktown Field Office
- Franktown, CO
Colorado State Forest Service La Junta Field Office
- La Junta, CO
Colorado State Forest Service La Veta Field Office
- La Veta, CO
Council of Western State Foresters
Sara Goodwin - Communications Director - Edgewater, CO
Forest Stewardship Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Greenleaf Forestry and Wood Products, Inc.
Len Lankford - President and CEO - Westcliffe, CO
Gretchen Cross
Buell Environmental LLC - Forester - Encampment, WY
James E. Ficke, ACF
Natural Resource Consultants - President - Steamboat Springs, CO
James Webb
Forest Stewardship Concepts, Ltd. - Certified Forester - Monte Vista, CO
Jim McGannon
Forestry/Landscape Consultant - Golden, CO
Joe Reddan, ACF
Flexilis Forestry - Principal - Durango, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lawton Grinter
Rocky Mountain Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Wheat Ridge, CO
Mark Rasmussen
Mason Bruce & Girard Inc. - Forester Planner & Economist - Portland, OR
Markit! Forestry Management
- Colorado Springs, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Oettel Enterprises, LLC
- Windsor, CO
Schulhoff Tree & Lawn Care, Inc.
- Golden, CO
Southwestern Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Sedona, AZ
TigerTree Land Management
Franz Lani - Laramie, WY
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust
Erik Glenn - Executive Director - Arvada, CO
Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts
Amanda Barker - Exeuctive Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Open Lands
Tony Caligiuri - President and CEO - Lakewood, CO
Colorado Trail Foundation
Bill Manning - Executive Director - Golden, CO
Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Matthew Hudson - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Douglas Land Conservancy
Patti Hostetler - Executive Director - Castle Rock, CO
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Lake Fork Valley Conservancy
Camille Richard - Executive Director - Lake City, CO
Legacy Land Trust
- Fort Collins, CO
Margo Heekin
- Land Trust Consultant - Fort Bragg, CA
North American Land Trust
Monica McQuail - Communications & Stewardship Assistant - Chadds Ford, PA
Palmer Land Trust
Stephanie Thomas - Director of Land Stewardship - Colorado Springs, CO
Peter D. Nichols
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust
Nancy Butler - Director - del Norte, CO
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Rick Lofaro - Executive Director - Basalt, CO
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sage Advisors
Stephen Thor Johnson - Principal/Owner - West Chester, PA
San Isabel Land Protection Trust
Ben Lenth - Executive Director - Westcliffe, CO
Southern Plains Land Trust
- Centennial, CO
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
The Greenlands Reserve
- Frisco, CO
The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Field Office
Nancy Fishbein - Director of Land Conservation - Boulder, CO
The Wilderness Land Trust
Brad Borst - President - Bainbridge Island, WA
Trust for Public Land, Colorado Office
- Denver, CO
Trust for Public Land, Washington State Office
- Seattle, WA
Watershed Land Trust
Frank Austenfeld, J.D. - Executive Director - Belton, MO
Mitigation Banks
Bio-Logical Capital
Grant McCargo - Managing Director, Founder and CEO - Denver, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Front Range Umbrella Mitigation Bank
Restoration Systems, LLC - Ray Holz - Raleigh, NC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Westervelt Ecological Services
Lucy Harrington - Rocky Mountain Regional Manager - Centennial, CO
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Alison E. Wente
Holland & Hart LLP - Associate - Aspen, CO
Allan Beezley
Allan C. Beezley, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Amanda Hemmerich
Burns, Figa & Will - Associate - Greenwood Village, CO
Blair Schilling
Fishman Haygood, LLP - Attorney - New Orleans, LA
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Bradley Switzer
Law Offices of Bradley N. Switzer - Montrose, CO
Brandon L. Jensen
Budd–Falen Law Offices, LLC - Senior Associate - Cheyenne, WY
Cameron A. Grant
Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak & Grant PC - Longmont, CO
Christina R. Sloan
The Sloan Law Firm, PLLC - Moab, UT
Christopher G. Hayes
The Hayes Law Firm LLC - Denver, CO
Christopher R. Stork
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Conservation Law Center
- Bloomington, IN
Daniel F. Fitzgerald
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Danielle L. Van Arsdale
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
David C. Conley, PC
- Colorado Springs, CO
David F. Bower
Johnson & Repucci LLP - Louisville, CO
David L. Kuosman
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
David Lawrence Kueter
Holsinger Law, LLC - Attorney - Denver, CO
David P. Claiborne
Sawtooth Law Offices, PLLC - Principal - Boise, ID
Debra A. Conroy
Keller Law, LLC - Craig, CO
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Ernie F. Fazekas
Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, P.C. - Castle Rock, CO
Ezekiel (Zeke) J. Williams
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, PC - Denver, CO
Franklin J. Falen
Budd-Falen Law Offices, L.L.C. - Cheyenne, WY
Gabriella Stockmayer
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Gary L. Greer
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Gregory A. Vallin
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP - Denver, CO
Gregory J Cucrola
Law Offices of Gregory J Cucarola - Sterling, CO
Gregory K. Hoskin
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Harvey W. Curtis
Harvey W. Curtis & Associates - Englewood, CO
Jack D. Palma, II
Holland & Hart LLP - Of Counsel - Cheyenne, WY
James M. Ash
Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City, MO
James P. Moorhead
Moorhead Law Group, LLC - Founder and Principal - Chicago, IL
Jason M. Groves
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Jenifer E. Scoggin
Holland & Hart LLP - Of Counsel - Cheyenne, WY
Jenna H. Keller
Keller Law, LLC - Craig, CO
Jessica E. Jay
Conservation Law, P.C - Attorney at Law - Evergreen, CO
John H. Birkeland
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
John P. Justus
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Karl F. Kumli III
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Kate Ryan
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti - Attorney - Boulder, CO
Kellie Nelson Fetter
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Kent Holsinger
Holsinger Law, LLC - Denver, CO
Kevin L. Patrick
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Waterlaw - Aspen, CO
L. Richard (Dick) Bratton
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, Professional Corporation - Gunnison, CO
Laurie A. Cahill
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Lawrence Kueter
The Law Office of Lawrence R. Kueter - Attorney - Denver, CO
Leah K. Martinsson
Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP - Special Counsel - Boulder, CO
Lee Fanyo
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C. - Denver, CO
Lori Potter
Kaplan, Kirsch, Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Mark D. Detsky
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Meghan N. Winokur
Holland & Hart LLP - Associate - Aspen, CO
Melinda Beck
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C. - Denver, CO
Misti Schmidt
Conservation Partners LLP - Partner - Oakland, CA
Mountain States Legal Foundation
William Perry Pendley - President and COO - Lakewood, CO
Murray D. Feldman
Holland & Hart - Partner - Boise, ID
Nicholas G. Muller
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Paul L. Noto
Patrick, Miller aned Noto - Basalt, CO
Paul M. Seby
Holland & Hart - Partner - Denver, CO
Paul Sachs P.C.
- Attorney at Law - Steamboat Springs, CO
Pete F. Michaelson
Law Office of Peter F. Michaelson, P.C. - Westcliffe, CO
Peter D. Nichols
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Peter G. Koclanes
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Peter Thomas, Esq
Praxidice Law - Principal and Founder - Aspen, CO
Polly Jessen
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Rebecca Hall
Packard and Dierking, LLC - Boulder, CO
Richard L. Emmett
- Durango, CO
Richard L. Reichstei
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Robert Noone
Noone Law Firm - Glenwood Springs, CO
Ronald M. Eddy
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Sandra A. Snodgrass
Holland & Hart LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Sara J Streight LLC
Attorney - Fort Collins, CO
Sarah Rockwell
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Scott C. Miller
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Scott Clark
Burns, Figa & Will - Shareholder - Greenwood Village, CO
Star L. Waring
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Steven J. Bushong
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Steven K. Imig
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese - Denver, CO
Steven P. Jeffers
Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak & Grant PC - Longmont, CO
Thomas J Ragonetti
Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti PC - Shareholder - Denver, CO
Tim Whitsitt
Whitsitt & Gross PC - Carbondale, CO
W. Alan Schroeder
Schroeder Law - Lawyer/owner - Boise, ID
William A. Hillhouse II
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
William G. Myers III
Holland & Hart - Partner - Boise, ID
William H. Caile
Holland & Hart - Of Counsel - Denver, CO
William Hutton
Conservation Partners LLP - Of Council - Oakland, CA
William Myers III
Holland & Hart - Boise, ID
William Silberstein
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell - Partner - Denver, CO
Willis V. Carpenter
Carpenter & Klatskin, P.C. - Denver, CO
State Funding / Technical Resources
Colorado Building Farmers
Project Director - Dawn Thilmany - Longmont, CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Joseph A. Duda - Dupty State Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Products Program
Kristina Hughes - Program Administrator - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Natural Heritage Program
David Anderson - Director and Chief Scientist - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
- Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Cañon City Field Office
- Cañon City, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Fort Collins Field Office
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Franktown Field Office
- Franktown, CO
Colorado State Forest Service La Junta Field Office
- La Junta, CO
Colorado State Forest Service La Veta Field Office
- La Veta, CO
Colorado Tree Farm Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wetlands for Wildlife Program
Brian Sullivan - Wetlands Program Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program
Amanda Nims - Denver, CO
Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Services Division - Colorado Department of Agriculture
Cindy Lair - State Conservation Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program (CHIP)
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Forest Agricultural Classification Program
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Forest Stewardship Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Game Damage Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Habitat Partnership Program
Pat Tucker - Colorado Parks & Wildlife, State Coordinator - Grand Junction, CO
Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program
Todd Schmidt, Hunter Education Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Improvement Program (LPCHIP)
Colorado Parks and WildlifeCO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Boise, ID
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
- Denver, CO
Pheasant Habitat Improvement Program
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Sterling, CO
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Recovery & Conservation Plans
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
The Conservation Plan for Grassland Species
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Walk-in Access Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program
Brian Sullivan, Wetlands Program Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
USDA - FSA Programs
Baca County Farm Service Agency
Mickaela Noe - County Executive Director - Springfield, CO
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Bent County Farm Service Agency
Natalie Bond - County Executive Director - Las Animas, CO
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Cheyenne County Farm Service Agency
Lynne Smith - County Executive Director - Cheyenne Wells, CO
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Crowley County Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Charles Hanagan - County Executive Director - Rocky Ford, CO
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Kiowa County Farm Service Agency (FSA)
- Eads, CO
Lincoln County Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Brenda Toft - County Executive Director - Hugo, CO
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Logan County Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Sherry Lederhos - County Executive Director - Sterling, CO
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Phillips County Farm Service Agency (FSA)
- Holyoke, CO
Prowers County Farm Service Agency
Natalie Bond - County Executive Director - Lamar, CO
Sedgwick County Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Michael Smith - County Executive Director - Julesburg, CO
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Clarice Navarro - Denver, CO
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Colorado Conservation Stewardship Program
Eugene Backhaus - State Resource Conservationist - Denver, CO
Colorado Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Sarah Brooks - FA Program Manager - Denver, CO
Colorado Grassland Reserve Program
- Denver, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
Dawn Jackson - NRCS Colorado Assistant State Conservationist - Denver, CO
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center
Brandon Carr - PMC Manager - Knox City, TX
Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative- Colorado
USDA-NRCSCO
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center
Bernadette Cooney - PMC Manager - Los Lunas, NM
Manhattan Plant Materials Center
Fred Cummings - PMC Manager - Manhattan, KS
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Ogallala Aquifer Initiative
Barry Frantz - Coordinator - Washington, DC
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
- Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
USDA-NRCS - Marysville, KS
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA-NRCS Colorado
Clint Evans - State Conservationist (STC) - Denver, CO
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Kansas City, MO
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Conservation Science Partners - Colorado Headquarters
Brett Dickson, PhD - President & Chief Scientist - Fort Collins, CO
Dan Prenzlow
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Southeast Region Manager - Colorado Springs, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
ESCO Associates Inc.
David Buckner, PhD - Boulder, CO
Frederick Environmental Consulting, LLC
David Frederick - Pagosa Springs, CO
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center)
- Bartlesville, OK
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Headwaters Partners, LLC
Travis Morse - Denver, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Patty Knupp
Area Biologist - USDA-NRCS Area Three Office - Pueblo, CO
Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)
- Lafayette, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Roe Ecological Services, LLC
Chris and Kelly Roe - Logan, KS
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Seth Gallagher
Sage Grouse Initiative - Field Capacity and Delivery Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
Steve Boyle
BIO-Logic, Inc. - Principal & Senior Biologist - Montrose, CO
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO

 Wildlife Best Management Practices

   
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Mowing and Management: Best Practices for Monarchs
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Understanding when monarchs are present allows land managers to time management practices like burning, mowing, grazing, or targeted pesticide application when they are least likely to harm monarchs.

 

Better Grazing Through Burning
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“The prairie has to have fire or it’s going to be gone—we’re going to lose it to the encroachment of trees.” Those are the words of rancher Ed Koger of southwest Kansas.

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Elk A Western Landowners’ Guide
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This guide has been produced by and for landowners and practitioners constructively engaged in one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time—how to share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife.

 

Integrating Bird Conservation into Range Management

This manual is designed to assist resource professionals with integrating birds and their habitat needs into range management and monitoring, and to train landowners and land managers to do the same.& ...

 

Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife
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This third edition of this manual (formerly entitled Sharing Your Land With Shortgrass Prairie Birds) is about how to help birds and other wildlife make a living from the land while you do the same.

 

Best Management Practices for Shortgrass Prairie Birds
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The information in this guide is designed to guide you in creating and maintaining habitat for 13 bird species of the shortgrass prairie, birds that are in need of conservation efforts.

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

Bird Conservation in Private Ponderosa Pine Forests

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), in cooperation with the American Forest Foundation, Forest Restoration Partnership, and several other partners, is working with private landowners to implement bird conservation  measures in ponderosa pine habitat throughout the western United States.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

CP 33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds

CP-33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds is available under the United States Department of Agriculture Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP).

 

Greater Sage-grouse Comprehensive Conservation Strategy
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This Strategy outlines the critical need to develop the associations among local, state, provincial, tribal, and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individual citizens to design and implement cooperative actions to support robust populations of sage-grouse and the landscapes and habitats upon which they depend.

 

Watering Facility Wildlife Escape Ladder Design

 

Recommendations for Responsible Oil and Gas Development
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This report outlines sportsmen’s recommendations for responsible energy development in the Rocky Mountain West—a platform and prescription for development that accommodates our energy needs without sacrificing our Western heritage.

 

Conserving lands and prosperity - Seeking a proper balance between conservation and development in the Rocky Mountain West
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More than half of the land in the Western United states is managed by state and federal governments (Jackson, 1995). Public lands in the seven Rocky Mountain States alone cover an area roughly 7.5 ...

 

A Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences - How to Build Fence with Wildlife in Mind
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A Landowner's Guide to Fences and Wildlife - Practical Tips to Make Your Fences Wildlife Friendly
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Wyoming Edition  

 

Conservation Assessment of Greater Sage-grouse and Sagebrush Habitats
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In this report, the authors assessed the ecological status and potential factors that influenced greater sage-grouse and sagebrush habitats across their entire distribution.& ...

 

Strategies for Managing the Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Ecosystems

From The Heinz Center, this 2008 lengthy publication is targeted to land managers who practice adaptive management.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

 

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative Unified Strategy to Restore Wild Quail
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Northern Bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) were once common, even abundant, on farms, rangelands and forests across more than 30 states. Bobwhites have declined an average of 3% per year since 1966, and have virtually disappeared from some northern states.

 

Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

 

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Using Existing Tools to Expand Cooperative Conservation for Candidate Species Across Federal and Non-Federal Lands
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For many years the Service has worked with partners to help them develop Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCAs). CCAs primarily have been developed by Federal agencies to cover Federal lands, and several have resulted in conservation efforts that made listing unnecessary.

 

The 2016 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan Annual Progress Report
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In 2014, a new era in wildlife conservation was ushered in with the implementation of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (LPC) Range-wide Conservation Plan (Van Pelt et al.

 

Conserving Wildlife and Crucial Habitat in the West
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Policy Resolution 13-04: Western Governors direct the Western Governors’ Wildlife Council to continue its guidance in the development, management and implementation with partners of the state and West-wide CHATs.

 

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Working Lands for Wildlife Greater Sage-Grouse
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FAQs Including CCAA and SGI Comparison

 

 

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State Bridge Deer Mgmt Plan Virtual Mtg 6/3 6 p.m.
5/29/2020 5:18:26 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Randy Hampton Northwest Region Public Information Officer 970-640-1647 / randy.hampton@state.co.us PUBLIC WEBINAR WED JUNE 3 AT 6 PM FOR STATE BRIDGE DEER HERD PLAN Mule deer in snow GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - Wildlife managers and biologists with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are preparing a long range plan for the deer herd that spans the area from Dotsero to Vail and north to nearly Steamboat Springs. The area, defined by agency biologists as Data Analysis Unit D-8, and commonly known as the State Bridge deer herd, is composed of hunting game management units 15, 35, 36, 45, and 361. The proposed herd management plan will be presented in a public Zoom webinar on Wednesday, June 3 at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the management of the deer in the State Bridge herd can click on the following link to register for the webinar:  https://cpw-state-co.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XJ9JIvWQ-u0ikU6mGvuvg The State Bridge deer herd has seen continued habitat changes since the previous herd management plan was approved in 2009. Continued growth in housing and outdoor recreation have resulted in increased habitat disturbance and fragmentation. In response to the loss of habitat and lowered habitat quality, wildlife managers are proposing to lower the herd population objective range from 13,500-16,500 to 10,000-14,000.  The D-8 Data Analysis Unit covers more than 1,400 square miles and is approximately 80 percent public lands. While summer range is plentiful on those public lands, winter range for the deer is mostly at lower elevations where towns, fences, utilities, and roads are located. The limited and shrinking winter range requires that management approaches shift for these herds. While plentiful, summer range is being impacted by increasing levels of outdoor recreation of all types. Recreation disturbances can stress deer and displace them from their preferred habitats. Colorado Parks and Wildlife sets management objectives for big game herds in Colorado and uses those objectives to set hunting regulations for specific areas. Data Analysis Unit plans, like the one for the State Bridge deer herd, are crafted in consultation with area public lands agencies, affected county commissioners, and the public. Public meetings like the virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 3 at 6 p.m., allow the public to weigh in on proposed management decisions. Herd management plans recommend population objectives as well as guiding the preferred ratio of bucks-to-does in an area.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about big game management or the specifics of the proposed management plan for the State Bridge deer herd, should plan to participate in the Zoom webinar. It is recommended that interested individuals click on the Zoom link prior to the webinar to assure that the simple registration is completed and software is up to date for the webinar. Zoom webinars are available via computer, smartphone, tablet, or via a call in phone number. Details for participating in the webinar will be provided to registrants through the zoom link https://cpw-state-co.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XJ9JIvWQ-u0ikU6mGvuvg ### Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/29/2020 3:13 PM

park ranger. Tips to avoid lonely nights on the sofa, or being the star of a viral video as boating season starts
5/27/2020 5:43:25 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Bill Vogrin Southeast Region Public Information Officer 719-466-3927 / bill.vogrin@state.co.us RANGER STATION Tips to avoid lonely nights on the sofa, or being the star of a viral video as boating season starts A crowded boat ramp, with lots of people waiting to load, is not the time to teach a novice how to back into a lake, says CPW's Darcy Mount. Photo courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife. By Darcy Mount Eleven Mile State Park Manager LAKE GEORGE, Colo. – There are two things you should not learn from a spouse or significant other . . . canoeing and trailer backing. I know there are many other examples but these are my observations from my career as a park ranger and manager.    Want to see couples fight? Hang around at the boat ramp. It won’t be long until an argument erupts as someone is trying to get a boat on or off a trailer. Or as couples are paddling in or out from shore. With boating season upon us, it’s a good time for me to share some things I have seen in hopes you might avoid similar public displays of disaffection and perhaps ruin your day at the lake. Trailer backing This is where you see the most fights, domestic violence, tears, anxiety, damage to boats, trailers, docks, trucks etc. Of course, these incidents always seem to occur on a busy boat ramp with lots of witnesses. It seems that in many cases the person most comfortable backing the trailer is also the person most comfortable driving the boat.  I’ve observed this play out in many ways. Scenario 1. A couple in a boat motors up to the dock and ties up. The boat captain gets out and heads to the parking lot to retrieve the truck and trailer, backs it into the water, gets out of the truck, gets on the boat and loads it onto the trailer, hops back in the truck and drives away. This is normally easy to do, unless the ramp is crowded and people are waiting to load. Then stress levels can rise causing tension as traffic on the ramp backs up. Squabbles can occur. Scenario 2. The person most comfortable driving both the boat and the truck decides it’s time to teach the passenger to back up the truck and trailer. This is generally done by yelling or eventually screaming from the boat, which is still afloat behind the ramp.  As tension builds, the novice trying to back the trailer down the ramp gets frustrated as the trailer jackknifes and you may hear the words “I told you I couldn’t do it” being yelled or eventually screamed at the teacher on the boat. (I use the word “teacher” loosely.) This situation can escalate and the boat driver/teacher may get yelled at by others bobbing in the water, waiting to load. This can happen because the “teacher” is distracted by the fish-taililng trailer on the ramp and lets the boat drift toward the other boats in the queue.  The truck driver may experience a flight response and get out of the truck, walking away and telling the teacher to do it himself. Or the driver may even beg other people to back the trailer in for them. These people may be total strangers, which then causes more yelling from the teacher on the boat.  It should be obvious, but you should never use a busy boat ramp to “teach” another to back a trailer into the water. The results are not pretty.  Scenario 3: This is the reverse of scenario 2 with the novice trying to guide a bobbing boat onto a trailer as impatient strangers stare and even offer unsolicited advice as the “teacher” shouts instructions from behind the wheel of the truck.  Either way, all the yelling is a surefire buzzkill guaranteed to ensure you boat alone in the future. (And probably sleep alone on the couch for a few nights.). Soak your partner This occurs a couple ways and both can result in frayed tempers. The partner backing the trailer down the ramp can get soaked, and the truck stuck and in need of a tow, if the driver ends up too far onto the ramp and the truck sinks in deep water.  This happens if the ramp is long and the water level is low and the ramp suddenly drops off and the truck ends up in deep water. If they back in far enough, they will find out trucks do not float as they watch it slowly sink under water. That is a guaranteed fight.  Most common is the disaster that can occur when one partner forgets to put the plug in the boat and it fills with water as the boat floats off the trailer. A temper fit by the other partner can be avoided if you are lucky enough to quickly steer it back on the trailer and insert the plug. But often couples find themselves too far out from shore before they realize the boat is taking on water. This requires a boat tow and quite a bit of stress and in some extreme cases having to abandon your sinking boat.  Boat ramp boat repairs This occurs often in the spring when we are so excited to get back in the water we forget to make sure the engine runs. You may see people parked in the parking lot trying to make repairs while their partner and friends in the truck wait not-so-patiently. Worse case is you float off your trailer to realize it will not start and need to be pulled back onto your trailer.  If you follow these tips, you will have much more enjoyable boating adventures. And you won’t be the star of a viral video. I would like to say what happened at the boat ramp stays at the boat ramp. But if you search YouTube, you’ll discover that is far from the case. ### PHOTO Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife ### If you have general questions about Colorado Parks and Wildlife, email Darcy at AskARanger @state.co.us . Darcy may answer it in a future column. But if you have an immediate question about wildlife or a state park, please call the nearest CPW office in your community. For CPW office locations and contact information, go to http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/ContactUs.aspx . Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/27/2020 3:42 PM

DNR and CPW share outdoor resources for Memorial Day Weekend 🌄
5/22/2020 4:58:26 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Chris Arend Communications Director 303.866.3311 Ext. 8665 / chris.arend@state.co.us Rebecca Ferrell Public Information and Website Manager 720-595-1449 / rebecca.ferrell@state.co.us Colorado Department of Natural Resources and Colorado Parks and Wildlife share Memorial Day outdoor resources The Colorado Department of Natural Resources and Colorado Parks and Wildlife share resources for outdoor activities this Memorial Day weekend.  DENVER -- As many of us head outdoors for the holiday, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) want to remind Coloradans to recreate responsibly and stay close to home. DNR and CPW continue to provide resources to point Coloradans towards information on open campgrounds, trails, and best practices for recreating over Memorial Day Weekend during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We know Coloradans love spending time outdoors and that getting outside hiking, fishing, biking with close friends and family has been an important release and diversion during COVID-19,” said Dan Gibbs, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources. ”My Department has created some helpful resources for Coloradans as they think about weekend plans, which will most likely be different from previous Memorial Days. We hope Coloradans enjoy a needed three-day break, but remain considerate of our neighbors and communities as we navigate our outdoor activities together during this pandemic.”  “We’re proud to have kept our Colorado State Parks open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and to have reopened camping at nearly all of our state park campgrounds and many state wildlife areas,” said Dan Prenzlow, Director, Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “We encourage everyone to go live life outside this weekend, and if doing that brings you to one of your nearby state parks, please be safe while you’re visiting. We’re glad to get folks out on the trails, on their boats or camping with us. Please know that a few areas remain closed and you may not have access to all of the facilities you are used to. Check our website or call before you go to make your visit as enjoyable and safe as possible.” Here are something things to think about this weekend:  Don’t plan for your typical Memorial Day weekend; being in a pandemic means recreating close to home, keeping your group size small, and maintaining social distancing.   If you do plan to travel use extra caution, minimize interactions and bring everything you need before you go.   To find out the latest on what’s open or not check out DNR”s one-stop-shop. It has connections to all Federal, Tribal, State and Local resources: Outdoor Recreation Resources |​ ​COVID-19   Planning on going for a hike or nearby mountain bike ride?  Check out COTREX , Colorado’s official trails smartphone app and website.  It has the latest COVID-19 related closures and can help you find nearby alternatives if your favorite trailhead is busy: trails.colorado.gov   Scored a campsite at your favorite state park? Check out Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s outdoor etiquette tips before you go.     Late planner but feel a need to camp under the stars this weekend? Go to https://www.cpwshop.com/ and see what is available.   See more good outdoor recreation and camping tips here or our Outdoor Recreation FAQ here . Please note that many Colorado State Parks and National Forest campgrounds have limited facilities, so plan accordingly before you go.  In addition, picnic areas, pavilions, playgrounds and designated swim beaches remain closed under the Governor’s Safer- at-Home order.  Check out our resources to get the latest updates for an enjoyable holiday weekend. Above all else, be kind to others. Remember, we’re all in this together and we all need a bit of stress relief. Keep your distance, be courteous, and perhaps send a wave to your neighbors when you pass them on the sidewalk or trail. You never know how much they may need it!    ###   Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/22/2020 2:55 PM

Durango hatchery takes first spawn from rare cutthroat trout rescued in 416 Fire
5/22/2020 4:33:25 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Joe Lewandowski Southwest Region Public Information Officer 970-759-9590 / joe.lewandowski@state.co.us Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango fish hatchery for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, takes eggs from a rare San Juan cutthroat trout. Durango hatchery takes first spawn from rare cutthroat trout rescued in 416 Fire   DURANGO, Colo. – After nearly a two-year wait, Colorado Parks and Wildlife hatchery staff and biologists in Durango have spawned a new lineage of Colorado River cutthroat trout that were rescued from a remote stream during the 416 Fire in 2018.   This marks a major milestone for CPW’s on-going species conservation work in Colorado, and the result of decades of work by dedicated biologists, researchers and field staff.   Fertilized eggs of the San Juan cutthroats will hatch by mid-summer; some of the fingerlings will be placed in back-country streams in the southwest area of the state and others will be held at the Durango hatchery to start a sustainable brood stock. Now, the hatchery staff and biologists will continue the long-term effort to restore these native trout to their home waters.   “I’m thrilled that we’ve gotten a spawn from these fish, it’s been a long process and we’ve got a lot more work to do,” said Jim White, aquatic biologist for CPW in Durango.   The story of these fish that hold a unique genetic marker goes back nearly 150 years and includes some serious biological detective work. Since the 1970s, CPW aquatic biologists have searched back-country streams looking for isolated populations of cutthroats -- Colorado’s native trout. In southwest Colorado in the 1980s and 1990s, biologists found cutthroat trout that were suspected to have unique characteristics in eight small streams. Back then, however, technology to analyze genetics fully was still being developed. The biologists kept their eyes on the fish and made sure non-native trout were not stocked nearby.   In 2012, researchers from the University of Colorado went to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History looking for preserved specimens of cutthroat trout that had been collected in Colorado. Two of the specimens they found were taken from the San Juan River near Pagosa Springs in 1874.   An analysis showed that the fish had genetic “fingerprints” specific to the San Juan River Basin. CPW researchers then began a similar analysis of the cutthroats they’d found in southwest Colorado. By this time, genetic-analysis technology had advanced and in early 2018 scientists confirmed that the marker in the museum specimens matched the cutthroat trout recently found in the wild.   Biologists and hatchery staff then made a plan to start propagating the fish. The 416 Fire helped push the project along.   When the fire started north of Durango, biologists worried that ash and sediment run-off could kill the cutthroats in the remote streams. So CPW worked with the San Juan National Forest to go into the area to capture the wild trout and bring them to a special isolation hatchery in Durango. Only 54 cutthroat were recovered from the fire area.   White and Durango Hatchery Manager Toby Mourning have been concerned because the fish did not produce any spawn last year and some of the fish died. But the turnaround this year is a major milestone for the restoration effort.   “We’re not getting a lot of eggs, but enough to provide some for a limited amount of stocking and some to start a captive population that will be sustainable,” Mourning said.   In order to protect the fish, CPW is not providing details on stream locations. Biologists hope, however, that in a few years anglers will be able to find this unique cutthroat trout in the wild.   White explained that the work on this native is a significant conservation effort. In 2018, after the genetics of the fish were confirmed, he said: “We always ask ourselves, ‘What if we could go back to the days before mining, pioneer settlement and wide-spread non-native fish stocking to see what we had here? Careful work over the years by biologists, finding those old specimens in the museum and the genetic testing gave us the chance, essentially, to go back in time. Now we have the opportunity to bring this native trout back to southwest Colorado.”     Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/22/2020 2:30 PM

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The Colorado valley at stake in Trump's oil boom - High Country News
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Colorado wildlife agency’s past research raises questions about mountain lion hunting levels - The Denver Post
5/24/2020 8:00:00 AM
Colorado wildlife agency’s past research raises questions about mountain lion hunting levels    The Denver Post

April Updates: COVID-19 in Colorado - The Colorado Independent
4/30/2020 3:00:00 AM
April Updates: COVID-19 in Colorado    The Colorado Independent

Colorado throws wolves to the vote - The Colorado Independent
3/4/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado throws wolves to the vote    The Colorado Independent

Water use by Colorado farms remains high despite conservation - Colorado Springs Gazette
3/1/2020 3:00:00 AM
Water use by Colorado farms remains high despite conservation    Colorado Springs Gazette

Wolf reintroduction vote, program becoming emotional issue for some Colorado residents - Aspen Times
2/26/2020 3:00:00 AM
Wolf reintroduction vote, program becoming emotional issue for some Colorado residents    Aspen Times

Colorado voters favor public land protection - Estes Park Trail-Gazette
2/26/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado voters favor public land protection    Estes Park Trail-Gazette

9 lesser-known public gardens in Colorado that are worth a visit - The Know
2/23/2020 3:00:00 AM
9 lesser-known public gardens in Colorado that are worth a visit    The Know

Colorado College poll: Western voters find common ground on environment as priority - Colorado Springs Gazette
2/22/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado College poll: Western voters find common ground on environment as priority    Colorado Springs Gazette

Voters in Colorado and the West prioritize environment and increasingly demand climate action, poll finds - The Denver Post
2/20/2020 3:00:00 AM
Voters in Colorado and the West prioritize environment and increasingly demand climate action, poll finds    The Denver Post

SCI Raises $140,000 to Help Defeat Colorado Wolf Ballot Initiative - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
2/12/2020 3:00:00 AM
SCI Raises $140,000 to Help Defeat Colorado Wolf Ballot Initiative    AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Colorado wildlife officials seek solution as elk herds decline - The Durango Herald
2/9/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wildlife officials seek solution as elk herds decline    The Durango Herald

Colorado launches elk study to determine human recreation effects on herd health - goHUNT.com
1/30/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado launches elk study to determine human recreation effects on herd health    goHUNT.com

Colorado seeks applicants for professional oil and gas panel - Pueblo Chieftain
1/29/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado seeks applicants for professional oil and gas panel    Pueblo Chieftain

Wolves confirmed in Colorado - goHUNT.com
1/28/2020 3:00:00 AM
Wolves confirmed in Colorado    goHUNT.com

Survey shows overwhelming support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado - The Colorado Sun
1/24/2020 3:00:00 AM
Survey shows overwhelming support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado    The Colorado Sun

Survey shows wide support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado - The Journal
1/24/2020 3:00:00 AM
Survey shows wide support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado    The Journal

Analysis | The Energy 202: Colorado voters will decide whether to bring back endangered wolves - The Washington Post
1/14/2020 10:39:47 PM
Analysis | The Energy 202: Colorado voters will decide whether to bring back endangered wolves    The Washington Post

What you need to know about the effort to bring wolves back to Colorado - The Colorado Independent
1/6/2020 3:00:00 AM
What you need to know about the effort to bring wolves back to Colorado    The Colorado Independent

Coyotes figured out how to survive in the city. Can urban Coloradans learn to coexist? - The Colorado Sun
1/6/2020 3:00:00 AM
Coyotes figured out how to survive in the city. Can urban Coloradans learn to coexist?    The Colorado Sun

Former Colorado wildlife commissioner says reintroducing wolves is a bad idea - goHUNT.com
1/6/2020 3:00:00 AM
Former Colorado wildlife commissioner says reintroducing wolves is a bad idea    goHUNT.com

7 things Colorado could get better at in 2020 - OutThere Colorado
1/3/2020 3:00:00 AM
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Colorado wolf ballot may have enough support - goHUNT.com
12/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wolf ballot may have enough support    goHUNT.com

CPW releases 14 endangered black-footed ferrets on Walker Ranch in Pueblo West - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
11/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
CPW releases 14 endangered black-footed ferrets on Walker Ranch in Pueblo West    KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

Federal Plan Endangers Recovery for Dwindling Gunnison Sage Grouse in Colorado, Utah - Center for Biological Diversity
10/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Federal Plan Endangers Recovery for Dwindling Gunnison Sage Grouse in Colorado, Utah    Center for Biological Diversity

Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too - The Know
10/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too    The Know

Trump's "energy dominance" push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say - The Colorado Sun
9/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trump's "energy dominance" push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say    The Colorado Sun

Can hunters help thin bear population in Colorado? - The Durango Herald
9/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Can hunters help thin bear population in Colorado?    The Durango Herald

NYT best-selling author throws BIG money at Colorado wolf ballot proposal - goHUNT.com
9/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
NYT best-selling author throws BIG money at Colorado wolf ballot proposal    goHUNT.com

Key biologist from Yellowstone wolf reintroduction hopes to repeat success in Colorado - The Wildlife News
8/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Key biologist from Yellowstone wolf reintroduction hopes to repeat success in Colorado    The Wildlife News

Are Trails in Colorado Harming Wildlife? - 5280 | The Denver Magazine
8/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Are Trails in Colorado Harming Wildlife?    5280 | The Denver Magazine

Rare trout will be protected in Southwest Colorado creek - The Durango Herald
7/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rare trout will be protected in Southwest Colorado creek    The Durango Herald

Colorado wildlife officials are reluctant to OK gray wolf reintroduction. So advocates want voters to do it. - The Colorado Sun
4/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wildlife officials are reluctant to OK gray wolf reintroduction. So advocates want voters to do it.    The Colorado Sun