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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 (482)
There are 482 resources serving NW Colorado Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Sage Grouse Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving NW Colorado Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Alan Carpenter, PhD
Land Stewardship Consulting, Inc. - Boulder, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Becky Jones
Private Lands Wildlife Biologist - Steamboat Springs NRCS Field Office - Steamboat Springs, CO
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
Donn Slusher
NRCS Field Office - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies - Kremmling, 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
Kelly Colfer
Western Bionomics, Inc. - President - Steamboat Springs, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lisa Tasker
EM Ecological, LLC - Principal Ecologist - Aspen, CO
Marcella Tarantino
SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team - Farm Bill Biologist - Montrose, 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
Rebecca Burton
SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team - Farm Bill Biologist - Craig, 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
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
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
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
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Lesser Prairie-Chicken
Sean Kyle - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Conservation Districts
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
- Lamar, CO
Colorado First Conservation District
- Craig, CO
Douglas Creek Conservation District
- Meeker, CO
Middle Park Conservation District
- KREMMLING, CO
North Park Conservation District
- Walden, CO
Routt County Conservation District
- Steamboat Springs, CO
White River Conservation District
- Meeker, CO
Conservation Groups and Associations
Access Fund
- Boulder, CO
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- 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 Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
Deep Roots
- Kansas City, MO
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Environment Colorado
Kim Stevens - State Director - Denver, CO
Equine Land Conservation Resource
- Lexington, KY
Family Farm Alliance
Dan Keppen - Executive Director - Klamath Falls, OR
Farmers For Monarchs
Franklin Holley - Keystone, CO
Forest Stewards Guild
- Santa Fe, NM
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
Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development
Gail Nosek - Communications Director - Minneapolis, MN
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
Keep It Colorado (formerly Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts)
Melissa Daruna - Exeuctive Director - Golden, CO
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Mad Agriculture
- Boulder, CO
Metro Blooms
Becky Rice - Executive Director - Minneapolis, MN
Monarch Collaborative
Keystone Policy Center - Keystone, CO
Monarch Joint Venture
- St. Paul, MN
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
- Madison, WI
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 Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
- 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
No-till on the Plains
- Berryton, KS
Paige Lewis
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director, Forest Health and Fire Initiative in Colorado - Denver, CO
Parks for Pollinators
National Recreation and Park Association - Ashburn, VA
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
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
Robert R Bryan
Forest Synthesis - President/Habitat Conservation Forester - Harpswell , ME
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
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
Susan Lohr
Lohr Associates - Grand Junction, CO
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
- La Canada, CA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
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
- London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
- 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
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Ed Self - Founder and Executive Director - Boulder, CO
Wildlife Research Institute
- Helena, MT
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
CSU Extension
Colorado State Forest Service Nursery
- Fort Collins, CO
Grand County Extension
Caroline Smith - Administrative Assistant - Kremmling, CO
Jackson County Extension
- Walden, CO
Moffat County Extension
Jackie Goodnow - Administrative Supervisor - Craig, CO
Rio Blanco County Extension
Bill Ekstrom - Extension Agent - Meeker, CO
Rio Blanco Extension (Branch Office)
Bill Ekstrom - Extension Agent - Meeker, CO
Routt County Extension
Suzanne Hope - Steamboat Springs, 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
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
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
Foresters
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, 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 Fort Collins
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Granby Field Office
- Granby, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Steamboat Springs Field Office
- Steamboat Springs, CO
Council of Western State Foresters
Sara Goodwin - Communications Director - Edgewater, CO
Focused on the Forest, LLC
Don Ewy & Jenifer Morrissey - Walden, CO
Forest Stewardship Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Grand Junction Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service
- Grand Junction, 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
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
Northwest Management, Inc.
Vincent P. Corrao - President - Moscow, ID
Southwestern Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Sedona, AZ
TigerTree Land Management
Franz Lani - Laramie, WY
William Hutton
Conservation Partners LLP - Of Council - Oakland, CA
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Association pour la protection de l'environnement du lac Saint-Charles (APEL)
Jean-claude Valliere - Quebec, QC
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust
Erik Glenn - Executive Director - Arvada, CO
Colorado Headwaters Land Trust
- Granby, 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
Foundation pour la conservation du Mont Yamaska
- Beloeil, QC
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Keep It Colorado (formerly Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts)
Melissa Daruna - Exeuctive Director - Golden, CO
L'Ile du marais inc.
Angela Losito - Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, QC
Lake Fork Valley Conservancy
Camille Richard - Executive Director - Lake City, CO
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Legacy Land Trust
- Fort Collins, CO
Margo Heekin
- Land Trust Consultant - Fort Bragg, CA
North American Land Trust
- Chadds Ford, PA
Orono Crown Lands Trust
June Smith - Orono, ON
Peter D. Nichols
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Rick Lofaro - Executive Director - Basalt, CO
Robert R Bryan
Forest Synthesis - President/Habitat Conservation Forester - Harpswell , ME
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sage Advisors
Stephen Thor Johnson - Principal/Owner - West Chester, PA
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust Fund
- Moose Jaw, SK
Societe de Protection Fonciere de Saint-Adele
Jean-Louis Poirier - President - Saint-Adele, QC
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
The Greenlands Reserve
- Frisco, CO
The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Field Office
- 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
Yampa Valley Land Trust
Susan Dorsey - Executive Director - Steamboat Springs, CO
Local Working Groups
Keep It Colorado (formerly Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts)
Melissa Daruna - Exeuctive Director - Golden, CO
Middle Park Sage Grouse Committee
Michelle Cowardin - Conservation Biologist - Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
North Park Sage Grouse Working Group
Liza Rossi - Conservation Biologist - Steamboat Springs, CO
Northern Eagle - Southern Routt Work Group
Liza Rossi - Conservation Biologist - Steamboat Springs, CO
Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Working Group
Brian Holmes - Conservation Biologist - Meeker, CO
Parachute-Piceance-Roan Greater Sage-Grouse Work Group
Dan Neubaum - Conservation Biologist - Grand Junction, CO
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
Finger Rock Preserve, LLC.
Ren Martyn - Steamboat Springs, CO
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
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
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 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
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
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
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 - CEO/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 Granby Field Office
- Granby, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Steamboat Springs Field Office
- Steamboat Springs, 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
Grand Junction Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service
- Grand Junction, 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
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
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
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
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Moffat County Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Valeen Jacobs - County Executive Director - Craig, CO
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
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
Colorado Conservation Stewardship Program
Eugene Backhaus - State Resource Conservationist - Denver, CO
Colorado Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Debra M Molinaro - FA Program Manager - Denver, CO
Colorado Grassland Reserve Program
- Denver, CO
Conservation Blueprint
Peter Berthelsen - President - St. Paul, NE
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
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
Farmland Preservation Act
- Frankfort, KY
Georgia Conservation Stewardship Program
GA
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
Kentucky Conservation Stewardship Program
KY
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center
Bernadette Cooney - PMC Manager - Los Lunas, NM
Manhattan Plant Materials Center
Fred Cummings - PMC Manager - Manhattan, KS
Massachusetts Conservation Stewardship Program
Michael Downey - Program Coordinator, DCR - Clinton, MA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
Dee Carlson
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)
Lisa McCauley - Program Manager - 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
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
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
- Bozeman, MT
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Becky Jones
Private Lands Wildlife Biologist - Steamboat Springs NRCS Field Office - Steamboat Springs, CO
Conservation Science Partners - Colorado Headquarters
Brett Dickson, PhD - President & Chief Scientist - Fort Collins, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Donn Slusher
NRCS Field Office - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies - Kremmling, 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
Kelly Colfer
Western Bionomics, Inc. - President - Steamboat Springs, 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
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
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
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Lesser Prairie-Chicken
Sean Kyle - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS

 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.

 

A talk with Carter Smith of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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Watch and listen to a talk with Carter Smith the Executive Director and Tom Harvey the Deputy Director of Communications of the Texas Parks ...

 

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.

 

 Wildlife Conservation Strategy

   
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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.

 

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

 

 

 Local News Stories about Wildlife

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CPW seeks volunteers to plant trees, collect trash in State Wildlife Areas east of Colorado Springs area
1/22/2021 5:54:42 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Bill Vogrin Southeast Region Public Information Officer 719-466-3927 / bill.vogrin@state.co.us CPW seeks volunteers to plant trees, help clean up State Wildlife Areas east of Colorado Springs area Volunteers stand among rows of trees the planted in a State Wildlife Area. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife Jan. 21, 2021 CPW seeks volunteers to plant trees, help clean up State Wildlife Areas COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Volunteers are being sought by Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region to help plant trees and clean State Wildlife Areas east of Colorado Springs. CPW relies heavily on volunteers to perform a variety of important tasks at its 42 parks and 350 wildlife areas. Volunteers also make major contributions to efforts of biologists working with aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. “In 2020, 2,703 volunteers contributed 273,350 hours, which was the equivalent of 131 full-time employees,” said Jeanette Lara, volunteer coordinator for CPW’s Southeast Region. “CPW calculated the value of the 2020 work at $8 million. We couldn’t do nearly as much as an agency without the valuable contribution of our volunteers.” As the 2021 volunteer season begins, anyone interested is encouraged to contact Lara by email at: Jeanette.lara@state.co.us . The first project involves planting trees, courtesy a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant to pay for volunteer projects to improve habitat or help wildlife. The Kinney Lake Tree Planting Project is scheduled Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Kinney Lake State Wildlife Area. Volunteers will plant cottonwood trees and install protective tree guards. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions, comfortable closed toed shoes, gloves, mask, and sunscreen. Volunteers should bring water and sunscreen. Additional items volunteers could bring include shovels, fence pliers and T-post drivers. Lunch will be provided for pre-registered volunteers working on the tree planting project. Besides the Kinney Lake tree planting, here is a list of scheduled cleanup days: Flagler SWA Cleanup Day, April 3 Kinney Lake SWA Cleanup Day, April 17 Karval SWA Cleanup Day, May 1 Hugo SWA Cleanup Day, May 15 Ramah SWA Cleanup Day, May 29 Each cleanup day is scheduled 8 a.m. to noon. Crews will walk roadsides and comb the SWAs for trash. In addition to appropriate clothing, water and snacks, volunteers are encouraged to bring reflective vests, trash pickers and five-gallon buckets, if they have them. Appropriate COVID precautions will be followed. 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 © 2021 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 1/22/2021 3:51 PM

CPW issues reminder that shed-antler collecting is prohibited through April 30
1/21/2021 4:49:41 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Joe Lewandowski Southwest Region Public Information Officer 970-759-9590 / joe.lewandowski@state.co.us Collection of shed antlers on public lands west of I-25 is prohibited through April 30. CPW issues reminder that shed-antler collecting is prohibited through April 30   DURANGO, Colo. – To protect wintering big-game animals and sage grouse species, collection of shed antlers on all public lands west of I-25 is prohibited from Jan. 1 through April 30.   “The purpose of the closures is to reduce disturbance of wintering wildlife during the time of year they are most vulnerable,” said Scott Wait, senior terrestrial biologist for the Southwest Region of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.   Big game and sage grouse species live in a basic survival mode during the winter when food is scarce. If forced to move and burn calories unnecessarily, wildlife can lose the energy they need to make it through the winter.   In addition to the statewide restrictions, additional special regulations are also in place for the Gunnison Basin. In Game Management Units 54, 55, 66, 67 and 551, it is illegal to search for or possess antlers and horns on public lands between legal sunset and 10 a.m. from May 1 through May 15.   Shed antler collecting has become very popular. The interest in personal and commercial collection has led to a substantial increase in the number of people searching for antlers across big-game winter range in western Colorado. The seasonal prohibition applies to both commercial and personal collectors.    Violating these regulations can be costly, said Brandon Diamond, area wildlife manager in the Gunnison area. The act of antler hunting during the closure qualifies as one violation and possession of each individual antler is a separate violation. The fine for each offense is $100 plus five license-suspension points. If an individual accumulates 20 points, his or her hunting privileges could be suspended.   “These regulations will be most effective and have the greatest positive impact to our wintering wildlife when we work together within our communities to monitor and enforce them. Don’t tolerate the behavior of those that would cheat,” Diamond advised. “Let’s make sure we are all doing what’s best for wildlife and help give them a break during their toughest time of year.”   Anyone witnessing violations of the shed-antler hunting regulations should call the nearest CPW office or Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648.   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 © 2021 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 1/21/2021 2:48 PM

Latest Colorado Outdoors podcast episode discusses backcountry winter safety
1/21/2021 9:04:41 AM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Jason Clay Northeast Region Public Information Officer 303-291-7234 / jason.clay@state.co.us   @CPW_NE Latest Colorado Outdoors podcast episode discusses backcountry winter safety Photos by Bridget Kochel/CPW DENVER - Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s latest podcast episode discusses how to get in front of backcountry danger in the winter.  Click here to listen to this episode. All episodes of Colorado Outdoors can also be found on your favorite podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , iHeartRadio , Spotify , Pandora and more . Outdoor agencies across Colorado have seen an increase in park visitation and off-grid winter recreation. Recreating in the backcountry requires certain precautions and equipment to ensure a safe outdoor experience. Podcast host Mark Johnson talks with two CPW experts on winter backcountry recreation. Ben Plankis is the trails coordinator for the northeast region of the agency and Michael Haskins is a park ranger at Chatfield State Park who assist backcountry search and rescue teams with rescue missions. For more information on backcountry winter safety courses, visit colorado.com/WinterBackcountrySafety and take the Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety Pledge .   TOPIC LIST: 2:40 - what do people need to consider when they head up into the high country 3:56 - know before you go - Check Avalanche and Weather Forecast at colorado.gov/avalanche   4:37 - equipment to keep you safe should you be caught in an avalanche 5:40 - avalanche awareness classes 6:38 - what to know if new to Colorado 7:28 - what should you look for when in potential avalanche terrain 8:05 - advice for experienced backcountry visitors 9:40 - snow conditions this year and more people venturing out in the backcountry 10:10 - guidelines for heading up into the backcountry 11:38 - easy access into the backcountry can lead people into a false sense of security 12:30 - what to do/know/have if you need help 15:20 - COTREX trails app and cell phone GPS capabilities 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 © 2021 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 1/21/2021 7:03 AM

2020 Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Awards will support rehabilitation efforts across Colorado
1/19/2021 3:14:41 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Travis Duncan Statewide Public Information Officer 720-595-8294 / travis.duncan @state.co.us 2020 Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Awards will support rehabilitation efforts across Colorado These great horned owl chicks went to the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program for rehab after their nest tree was cut down. DENVER – Ten recipients of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s third annual Wildlife Rehabilitation Grants have been announced. The grants are offered by CPW to support wildlife rehabilitation efforts across the state. “These ten grants reach across the state,” said CPW Director Dan Prenzlow. “They include investments to expand rehabilitation facilities for the long-term and funding to help keep existing facilities open to meet public demand.”   “We had more than $48,000 in funding requests but only $16,200 in funding available,” said Jim Guthrie, Program Coordinator for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Grants Program. “There’s a big need out there. A lot of Colorado rehabbers run on shoestring budgets. They put in tremendous personal effort for the love of helping animals recover from accidents or injury.” “The rehabilitation of Colorado's wildlife species often happens quietly, by a relatively few number of qualified and licensed professionals around the state,” said John Gale, Chair of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Grants Board. “They provide critical services across a diversity of species - large and small - often at great personal expense. Colorado’s grant program provides important support to wildlife rehabilitators, increasing resources and allowing them to help more animals.” The work supported through this year’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Grants includes: Flight cages and equipment to overwinter bats at the Colorado BatCREW facility in Conifer Continued construction of a new rehabilitation facility at the SonFlower Ranch in Brighton Food and medical supplies at the Rocky Mountain WildHeart center in Colorado Springs Veterinary and medical expenses at the Rocky Mountain Raptor center in Fort Collins The grant program was created through House Bill 17-1250 . Funding for the grant program comes primarily from the nongame tax check-off program, along with fines from nongame wildlife-based offenses and interest income. For the first $250,000 raised annually, 10 percent is allocated to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Program, which aims to provide funding specifically for wildlife rehabilitation centers. For many rehabbers, this kind of funding fills a critical gap. “On behalf of my fellow committee members and Colorado Parks and Wildlife professionals,” said Gale, “I want to extend our appreciation to Colorado taxpayers for their generous donations and continued investment in this highly successful grant program.” Applications for Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Awards are due each year in early November. For more information on the grant program and application materials, please visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Grants page. 2020 Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Awards Rocky Mountain WildHeart – Colorado Springs Food, supplies, medical supplies Grant Award: $2,000 Lynette Carson – Beulah Raccoon enclosure Grant Award: $3,000 Colorado BatCREW - Conifer Flight cages and equipment to overwinter bats Grant Award: $2,000 Emily Davenport - Sedalia Lead testing equipment Grant Award: $2,000 North Park Wildlife Rehabilitation Food, medical supplies, veterinary services, travel, caging materials Grant Award: $1,200 Wild Bird Rescue – Englewood Facility operations – rent, food, medical supplies Grant Award: $2,000 Shellee Lawson – Bailey Food and supplies Grant Award: $1,000 Rocky Mountain Raptor Program – Fort Collins Veterinary and medical supply expenses Grant Award: $1,000 SonFlower Ranch Wildlife Rehabilitation - Brighton Concrete floors for caging and new building Grant Award: $1,000 Bill Main – Colorado Springs Food, medical supplies, veterinary services Grant Award: $1,000 Total grant awards: $16,200 Caption for photos below: This red-tailed hawk was struck by a vehicle and had severe spinal and head trauma when it was brought to the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program for rehab. With time and care it was released back to the wild again.     ### 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 © 2021 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 1/19/2021 1:12 PM

Mule deer and elk captures underway along the Front Range
1/19/2021 11:14:40 AM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Jason Clay Northeast Region Public Information Officer 303-291-7234 / jason.clay@state.co.us   @CPW_NE Mule deer and elk captures underway along the Front Range A herd of elk in South Park by Reinecker Ridge on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 (photo by Jason Clay/CPW) DENVER - Several studies of mule deer and elk on the Front Range have begun with the deployment of satellite GPS collars on adult does (female deer) and cow (female) elk.  The animals will be captured by a professional capture crew using helicopter net guns as well as by Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel on the ground using immobilization techniques. The goals of the study are to identify mule deer and elk seasonal ranges, migration corridors, habitat use and future habitat improvement projects. Deer and elk will be captured in several project areas on winter range east of the Continental Divide, ranging from the Wyoming border down into South Park. Project areas include private land, state and federal lands as well as Jefferson and Boulder County Open Space properties. You may see low flying aircraft in these areas over the next few weeks as crews work on capturing animals in project areas.   The GPS collars will record the positions of each animal for the next three to five years. Daily position updates will be available to biologists via email notifications throughout the study. If an animal dies during the study, a mortality signal will be sent to the local wildlife biologist who will search for the animal’s carcass, determine the cause of death and collect biological samples.  The studies are the result of many years of planning and a lot of collaboration between CPW, Jefferson and Boulder Counties, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These projects have received generous financial support from collaborative partners listed above, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Department of the Interior Secretarial Order 3362. 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 © 2021 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 1/19/2021 9:11 AM

Blue Mesa Reservoir lake trout tournament kicks off Feb. 1
1/18/2021 2:34:41 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Joe Lewandowski Southwest Region Public Information Officer 970-759-9590 / joe.lewandowski@state.co.us These happy anglers participated in last year's lake trout fishing tournament at Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison. This year's tournament starts Feb. 1. Blue Mesa Reservoir lake trout tournament kicks off Feb. 1   GUNNISON, Colo. – The 2 nd Annual Blue Mesa Reservoir Lake Trout Tournament at Blue Mesa Reservoir with $10,000 in prize money kicks off on Feb. 1. The reservoir is located near Gunnison in western Colorado.   The tournament, sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, is free and no registration is required. The tournament continues through July 31 and everyone who chooses to participate during that time has a chance to win cash prizes. The goal of the tournament is to maintain adequate kokanee fry survival by limiting predation from lake trout; and, in turn, to maintain quality kokanee fishing opportunities.  Abundant kokanee are also the key to maintaining excellent lake trout growth and condition to support trophy lake trout opportunities at the reservoir.   “Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking anglers to be our partners in helping to manage the renowned Blue Mesa Reservoir fishery,” said Dan Brauch, aquatic biologist for CPW in Gunnison. “We know we can have an excellent kokanee fishery and a trophy lake trout fishery, but we need to continue our work for both species and we need the help of Colorado’s anglers.”   Anglers are asked to target and keep lake trout that are up to 24 inches in length.  Last year the 339 anglers who participated caught 4,055 of the target-sized lake trout.   Here’s how the tournament works: Anglers who catch and keep lake trout 24 inches or smaller will remove the heads and place them in a plastic bag provided at one of three boat ramps at the reservoir: Iola, Elk Creek and Lake Fork. Heads can also be turned in at CPW’s offices in Gunnison (300 W. New York Ave.) or Montrose (2300 S. Townsend Ave., U.S. Highway 550).   Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories at the conclusion of the tournament: 1) Anglers catching the most fish: 1 st place, $1,000; 2 nd place, $500; 3 rd place, $250. 2) Anglers will be entered in a raffle for every lake trout head turned in. A total of 20 winners will be selected and each will receive $200. 3) CPW has tagged about 20 fish in the reservoir but anglers won’t know if they’ve caught one. CPW will scan the heads later to check for tags; those who caught tagged fish will receive $250 for each.   Winning anglers will be contacted in early August.   Unchecked lake trout population growth caused significant declines in kokanee abundance in previous decades, Brauch said.  Recently, the number of predatory lake trout has been reduced and kokanee abundance has improved. CPW research shows that smaller lake trout, those 24 inches and smaller, consume the most kokanee. Consequently, the tournament is focused on removing those fish.   “We appreciate angler participation in maintaining balance in the Blue Mesa fishery,” Brauch said. “Working together, we will continue to provide quality opportunities for both kokanee and trophy lake trout.”   Maintaining abundant kokanee supports quality-fishing opportunities for kokanee and provides a source of kokanee eggs for restocking needs at up to 25 waters in Colorado. Abundant kokanee are also essential for maintaining continued growth of trophy lake trout at Blue Mesa Reservoir.   For more information about fishing at Blue Mesa Reservoir, including how to catch lake trout, research studies and management planning go to: https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/BlueMesaReservoirFisheryManagement.aspx .   You may also call the Gunnison wildlife office at: 970-641-7060.   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 © 2021 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 1/18/2021 12:33 PM

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approves motion to create adaptive management plan to reintroduce wolves
1/15/2021 6:49:40 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Travis Duncan Statewide Public Information Officer 720-595-8294 / travis.duncan @state.co.us Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approves motion to create adaptive management plan to reintroduce wolves DENVER - At its virtual meeting on January 14, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission provided CPW staff with direction to begin creating a robust, adaptive management plan to reintroduce wolves in Colorado with a 10-1 majority vote.   “We have direction from the voters of Colorado to develop a reintroduction and management plan for gray wolves as transparently and as expeditiously as possible,” said CPW Director Dan Prenzlow. “This authorizes us to move forward in a phased approach that will allow us to be both efficient and flexible as we enact the plan. We will introduce wolves in Colorado no later than Dec. 31, 2023.” CPW Assistant Director for Aquatics, Terrestrial and Natural Resources Reid DeWalt presented a series of action items for the plan in his presentation to the Commission. “Our first steps will be to begin a thorough stakeholder engagement process across Colorado to ensure robust participation and input while working to accomplish the needed steps for a successful reintroduction process,” DeWalt said. “The main objectives of our proposed outreach strategy are: gathering and sharing information to build public awareness and promote engagement across the state, designing and implementing an inclusive and transparent process to meet the requirements outlined in Proposition 114, collaborating with technical experts and diverse stakeholders to share knowledge and draft management and conservation strategies, and fostering commitment and collaboration toward plan implementation.” In addition to public meetings across the state to collect input from the public on their questions and concerns regarding wolf reintroduction, both a Technical Working Group and a Stakeholder Working Group will be created to serve as advisory bodies to the Commission. The Technical Working Group would initially be responsible for: Proposing of conservation objectives and management strategies that CPW will incorporate into its draft plan Developing the details of the damage prevention and compensation program. The Stakeholder Advisory Group will: Support development of draft strategies by representing a range of viewpoints and geographic areas within the state Make substantive contributions for consideration to the plan(s) developed by the Technical Working Group Those interested in applying to participate on the Stakeholder Advisory Group or attending public meetings can stay informed through CPW’s Wolf Management Page , social media channels , and eNews newsletters . All agendas, data, and draft materials for future meetings will be posted to CPW’s website . The Commission will serve as the decision-making body for the development of the plan. This role will include: Considering options for facilitating public involvement and approving the public involvement process to develop the plan Receiving input from CPW staff, the public, stakeholders, and technical experts and providing feedback on draft management concepts and strategies Approving the final plan DeWalt noted that it is within the purview of the Commission to either speed up or slow down the planning process. Before the majority vote to move forward with the proposed process to develop a wolf restoration and management plan, many Commissioners noted that they would like their vote to reflect the desire to enact the will of the voters on a flexible timeline if possible and where appropriate, while still performing the due diligence required of a robust stakeholder engagement process.  Next Steps: Conduct Education & Listening Tour From February through May 2021, CPW will hold virtual meetings to share information with the public and stakeholders and to provide opportunities for public input on wolf conservation/management in 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 © 2021 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 1/15/2021 4:46 PM

CPW Northeast Region to host virtual meeting to offer hunters and anglers updates on important wildlife issues
1/15/2021 4:04:40 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Jason Clay Northeast Region Public Information Officer 303-291-7234 / jason.clay@state.co.us   @CPW_NE CPW Northeast Region to host virtual meeting to offer hunters and anglers updates on important wildlife issues DENVER – Hunters and anglers are invited to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Northeast Region Sportspersons Caucus for updates on a variety of important issues. The caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26 between 6-8 p.m. It will be hosted as a ZOOM webinar with registration required for those who wish to participate and ask questions. Click here to register for the ZOOM webinar.  The meeting will also  be streamed live on CPW’s YouTube page .  The Sportspersons Caucus will feature statewide roundtable representatives plus Northeast Regional Manager Mark Leslie and his staff, who will discuss topics relevant to the region’s hunters and anglers including: Wolf reintroduction.  Preference points. Current and future waterfowl hunting opportunities in the northeast region of Colorado. Status of deer and elk populations across the state and how CPW monitors these populations. Youth hunting opportunities.  State Wildlife Area regulation update.  Work to increase public access for sportspersons. An update on angling and aquatic topics from the region. It’s a great chance for hunters, anglers, trappers and outdoor enthusiasts to engage with Kassi Smith and Brian Soliday, the Northeast Region’s delegates to CPW’s statewide Sportspersons’ Roundtable, as well as Emily Orbanek, a statewide appointed representative. Orbanek, Smith and Soliday represent hunters and anglers in the Northeast Region on the statewide Sportspersons Roundtable.  “The Northeast Region Caucus is an excellent opportunity for the residents of Colorado to interact with CPW staff and voice their thoughts and concerns to their public representatives,” Leslie said. “We want to hear your ideas and answer your questions. We value your input and hope you will come and help inform us.” Who : CPW Northeast Region Sportspersons Caucus What : Online meeting When : Tuesday, Jan. 26 | 6-8 p.m. Where : ZOOM webinar and also a live broadcast on CPW’s YouTube page . Register for the ZOOM webinar to participate in the meeting by clicking here. Info : Call 303-291-7227 for additional information or visit http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Roundtable.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 © 2021 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 1/15/2021 2:02 PM

Kemp Breeze SWA Aquatic Improvement Project
1/11/2021 5:44:41 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Randy Hampton Northwest Region Public Information Officer 970-640-1647 / randy.hampton@state.co.us KEMP BREEZE SWA AQUATIC HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Kemp Breeze SWA HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. - Anglers who fish the Colorado River near Parshall are getting a chance to weigh in on the planning process for a major river restoration project in the Kemp-Breeze State Wildlife Area. A virtual public meeting is planned for Tuesday, Jan 19 at 6:30 p.m.  The Kemp-Breeze aquatic habitat improvement project is currently in the design phase and still has elements that are open for public input. The goal is to improve river conditions for trout by improving habitat for invertebrates, especially giant stonefly, and for mottled sculpin, as well as enhancing habitat for all life stages of trout. The Kemp-Breeze project is the result of water project agreements between CPW, the Municipal Subdistrict, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Denver Water, and other entities involved in the Windy Gap and Moffat Firming Projects.  The Kemp-Breeze State Wildlife is a popular fishing destination for locals, visitors, and a loyal group of local fishing guides with happy clients in tow.  Anglers and community members interested in hearing more about the proposed changes can attend the Zoom-based public webinar at: https://cpw-state-co.zoom.us/j/86841531694   “We understand the importance of this project to the anglers and the community,” said Jeromy Huntington, Area Wildlife Manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “While we have the knowledge to move forward biologically, we want to include the user groups to make sure the final project meets the public’s needs.” Following the public meeting, the habitat restoration design will be finalized. Construction work is tentatively scheduled to begin late summer 2022, depending on conditions and financing details.  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 © 2021 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 1/11/2021 3:39 PM

CPW aquatic biologists studying Bear Creek after survey shows troubling decline in population of threatened greenback cutthroat, Colorado's state fish
12/22/2020 11:34:43 AM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Bill Vogrin Southeast Region Public Information Officer 719-466-3927 / bill.vogrin@state.co.us CPW aquatic biologists studying Bear Creek after survey reveals troubling decline in population of threatened greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado's state fish  A greenback cutthroat trout caught in Bear Creek near Colorado Springs Photo courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife / Bill Vogrin Dec. 22, 2020 CPW aquatic biologists studying troubling decline in greenback cutthroat population COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Aquatic biologists and researchers at Colorado Parks and Wildlife have launched an intensive review of data on Bear Creek after a routine survey revealed a troubling decline in greenback cutthroat trout populations. “We have looked into several factors that may have contributed to this decline including water quality, temperature, flow, sediment accumulation, disease and the possibility of some unnatural human-caused event,” said Josh Nehring, senior aquatic biologist for CPW’s Southeast Region. “At this point, we cannot say there is one single, definitive cause.” In 2012, CPW confirmed that tiny Bear Creek, on the city’s southwest edge, was home to wild greenback cutthroat trout, which are the Colorado state fish and are native to the South Platte River in the northeast.  For decades the greenback was believed to be extinct. So protecting the 3½-mile stretch of water holding the only known population of naturally reproducing greenbacks became a top priority of CPW aquatic biologists. Today, the greenbacks are listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a threatened species.  In the years since the discovery, CPW has worked to protect and improve the creek habitat and the surrounding watershed and to develop a second brood stock. Brood stock is a small population of fish kept in optimal conditions in a hatchery to maximize breeding and provide a source of fish for the establishment of new populations in suitable habitats. Each spring, CPW spawns the greenbacks on the banks of Bear Creek. The CPW Mount Shavano Hatchery in Salida hatches the fertilized eggs in its Isolation Unit. Extra milt collected from make greenbacks in Bear Creek goes to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Leadville National Fish Hatchery to fertilize eggs from the greenbacks in its brood stock. The eggs are then taken to Salida to be hatched and eventually stocked onto the landscape. At various sizes, the fish are then stocked into creeks and lakes in the South Platte River drainage. CPW hopes these releases will lead to greenbacks being re-established and reproducing in the wild. But that milestone has not yet been documented, making the Bear Creek population critical to the species’ survival. “Since 2008, we have surveyed Bear Creek every three years to assess the size and health of the greenback population,” Nehring said. “We only surveyed every three years to minimize stress on the fish. “This September, we surveyed four reaches of the creek and the results were troubling. They suggested up to an 80 percent decline in the adult population. However, a fairly robust class of immature fish suggests that adults were still common and prolific until recently.” CPW launched an immediate investigation to determine the cause of the decline. Water temperatures appear to be normal over the past three years and CPW’s annual disease inspection on brook trout living in Bear Creek downstream of the greenback population showed they continue to be disease-free. The U.S. Forest Service, which shares jurisdiction over Bear Creek with El Paso County and Colorado Springs, is monitoring sediment accumulation in the creek. And a major restoration project was just completed to improve the habitat, increase pool depth and reduce sediment accumulation in the creek.  The September survey preceded the creek habitat restoration work. CPW biologists do not believe that work, or a recent wildfire that burned within a half mile of the creek, had any impact on the greenback population. Bear Creek is somewhat unusual as it does not typically experience a snowmelt-driven runoff in the spring. Rather, peak flows generally occur during the late summer monsoon season and are precipitated by strong rain events.   “Over the past three years, we have not seen these higher flows that help to scour out the pool habitats,” Nehring said. “Although there has been an increase of sediment in the pool habitats, it doesn’t appear that would have been the sole reason for the decline in the population.” CPW’s investigation into the population decline and search for a solution is ongoing. “We will continue to evaluate and investigate these factors and others, such as possible deliberate human caused events,” Nehring said. “The take or killing of a threatened species is a serious offense and carries significant fines under the Endangered Species Act.  “At the same time, we are intensifying our efforts to broaden our brood stock, accelerate our release of greenbacks into their native waters and look for other ways to preserve this important fish.” #### NEWS EDITORS/PRODUCERS NOTE: Unfortunately, Josh Nehring, senior aquatic biologist for CPW’s Southeast Region, is not available today for interviews. So we have recorded a video interview with Josh discussing the findings on Bear Creek and the status of the greenback cutthroat trout. This B-roll video is available upon request.  To get the YouTube link, please email Bill Vogrin, bill.vogrin@state.co.us. #### PHOTOS All photos Courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife Captions: Greenback cutthroat trout are seen during spawning events on Bear Creek. Josh Nehring, senior aquatic biologist for CPW's Southeast Region, displays a greenback cutthroat trout over a bucket on the banks of Bear Creek during the June 2018 spawning event. Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists are seen electroshocking Bear Creek during the June 2017 spawn. Holding pens sit in Bear Creek and an outdoor lab awaits on the side of the creek during the June 2018 spawn. Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists used electroshock equipment to catch greenback cutthroat trout. They were held into the nets until biologists were ready to spawn them. Signs warn campers, anglers, hikers and bikers of the protected 3 1/2-mile stretch of Bear Creek that is home to the threatened greenback cutthroat trout.   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: 12/22/2020 9:29 AM

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The Colorado valley at stake in Trump's oil boom - High Country News
7/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Colorado valley at stake in Trump's oil boom    High Country News

Wildlife Conservation Strategy News Items
Western Sierra Resource Corporation Announces Funding, Asset, and Management Consolidation Agreement With Global Hemp Group for Implementation of Beneficial Use Projects in Colorado - StreetInsider.com
1/20/2021 9:21:43 AM
Western Sierra Resource Corporation Announces Funding, Asset, and Management Consolidation Agreement With Global Hemp Group for Implementation of Beneficial Use Projects in Colorado    StreetInsider.com

Vaccine Providers In Colorado Required To Have Online & Phone Options To Sign Up - Yahoo News
1/20/2021 12:28:43 AM
Vaccine Providers In Colorado Required To Have Online & Phone Options To Sign Up    Yahoo News

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson: Important lessons learned from last summer’s catastrophic wildfires and their impact on big game, fish and forests - Journal Advocate
1/19/2021 10:27:28 AM
Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson: Important lessons learned from last summer’s catastrophic wildfires and their impact on big game, fish and forests    Journal Advocate

Colorado moves forward with wolf reintroduction - goHUNT.com
1/18/2021 2:12:18 PM
Colorado moves forward with wolf reintroduction    goHUNT.com

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approves motion to create adaptive management plan to reintroduce wolves at virtual meeting - Craig Daily Press
1/15/2021 5:00:00 PM
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approves motion to create adaptive management plan to reintroduce wolves at virtual meeting    Craig Daily Press

FIELD NOTES: Lessons Learned from Colorado Wildfires, Part Two - Pagosa Daily Post
1/15/2021 9:08:54 AM
FIELD NOTES: Lessons Learned from Colorado Wildfires, Part Two    Pagosa Daily Post

Southwest Land Alliance merges with Colorado Open Lands - Pagosa Springs Sun
1/8/2021 3:00:00 AM
Southwest Land Alliance merges with Colorado Open Lands    Pagosa Springs Sun

[WATCH] Biologists spot massive herd of elk while conducting airborne survey - OutThere Colorado
12/30/2020 3:00:00 AM
[WATCH] Biologists spot massive herd of elk while conducting airborne survey    OutThere Colorado

Colorado's Jenny Desmond on "Baby Chimp Rescue," a BBC series - The Know
12/12/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado's Jenny Desmond on "Baby Chimp Rescue," a BBC series    The Know

Colorado wildlife experts take to the air - goHUNT.com
12/10/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wildlife experts take to the air    goHUNT.com

Colorado ranchers adapt for a changing climate — High Country News – Know the West - High Country News
12/10/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado ranchers adapt for a changing climate — High Country News – Know the West    High Country News

In a Historic Vote, Colorado Has Officially Decided to Reintroduce Wolves to the State - Mother Jones
12/8/2020 3:00:00 AM
In a Historic Vote, Colorado Has Officially Decided to Reintroduce Wolves to the State    Mother Jones

Colorado's oil industry has new drilling rules — and plenty of questions - Denver Business Journal
12/4/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado's oil industry has new drilling rules — and plenty of questions    Denver Business Journal

22 Nonprofits to Donate to This Colorado Gives Day - 303 Magazine
12/3/2020 3:00:00 AM
22 Nonprofits to Donate to This Colorado Gives Day    303 Magazine

Colorado Parks and Wildlife on lookout for next state park - Colorado Springs Gazette
11/24/2020 6:50:35 PM
Colorado Parks and Wildlife on lookout for next state park    Colorado Springs Gazette

Colorado Targets Oil and Gas - The Wall Street Journal
11/20/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado Targets Oil and Gas    The Wall Street Journal

Colorado Parks and Wildlife to plan restoration efforts for gray wolves - Chaffee County Times
11/13/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado Parks and Wildlife to plan restoration efforts for gray wolves    Chaffee County Times

Will Colorado's vote to bring back wolves be a model for conservationists? - Successful Farming
11/13/2020 3:00:00 AM
Will Colorado's vote to bring back wolves be a model for conservationists?    Successful Farming

Colorado Parks And Wildlife To Plan Restoration Efforts For Gray Wolves In Colorado - Estes Park news
11/10/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado Parks And Wildlife To Plan Restoration Efforts For Gray Wolves In Colorado    Estes Park news

Reintroducing Gray Wolves: Colorado Parks And Wildlife Wants Input From Residents - CBS Denver
11/5/2020 3:00:00 AM
Reintroducing Gray Wolves: Colorado Parks And Wildlife Wants Input From Residents    CBS Denver

Governor Proclaims October 'Colorado Lottery Conservation Month' - The Know
10/8/2020 3:00:00 AM
Governor Proclaims October 'Colorado Lottery Conservation Month'    The Know

Kill fish to save fish: Behind Colorado's effort to revive the Rio Grande cutthroat trout - The Colorado Sun
9/24/2020 3:00:00 AM
Kill fish to save fish: Behind Colorado's effort to revive the Rio Grande cutthroat trout    The Colorado Sun

The Central Colorado Conservancy Annual Fund Drive to Premiere New Documentary at Comanche Theater - by Brooke Gilmore - The Ark Valley Voice
9/15/2020 3:00:00 AM
The Central Colorado Conservancy Annual Fund Drive to Premiere New Documentary at Comanche Theater - by Brooke Gilmore    The Ark Valley Voice

Audubon “Wingspan” Weighs in on Colorado River Lake Powell Pipeline - National Audubon Society
9/9/2020 3:00:00 AM
Audubon “Wingspan” Weighs in on Colorado River Lake Powell Pipeline    National Audubon Society

The Fight to Bring the Gray Wolf Back to Colorado | Westword - Westword
9/8/2020 3:00:00 AM
The Fight to Bring the Gray Wolf Back to Colorado | Westword    Westword

Hunting helps suppress chronic wasting disease in Colorado mule deer herds - Fort Morgan Times
8/24/2020 3:00:00 AM
Hunting helps suppress chronic wasting disease in Colorado mule deer herds    Fort Morgan Times

RMEF helps raise over $2.57 million for Colorado elk and other wildlife - goHUNT.com
8/18/2020 3:00:00 AM
RMEF helps raise over $2.57 million for Colorado elk and other wildlife    goHUNT.com

Colorado wolves — High Country News – Know the West - High Country News
8/1/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wolves — High Country News – Know the West    High Country News

Opinion: Let's create jobs in the outdoors because hard work pays off for all of us - The Colorado Sun
7/22/2020 3:00:00 AM
Opinion: Let's create jobs in the outdoors because hard work pays off for all of us    The Colorado Sun

Alternative plan to Wild and Scenic River designation for upper Colorado River OK'd - Aspen Journalism
7/11/2020 3:00:00 AM
Alternative plan to Wild and Scenic River designation for upper Colorado River OK'd    Aspen Journalism

Sweetwater Lake closer to conservation as Forest Service land - The Colorado Sun
7/1/2020 3:00:00 AM
Sweetwater Lake closer to conservation as Forest Service land    The Colorado Sun

Joe Neguse wants to direct billions to public lands to help Western states recover from coronavirus - The Colorado Sun
6/18/2020 3:00:00 AM
Joe Neguse wants to direct billions to public lands to help Western states recover from coronavirus    The Colorado Sun

GOCO's transition to new grant distribution strategy creates avenue for Colorado coronavirus relief - The Colorado Sun
6/5/2020 3:00:00 AM
GOCO's transition to new grant distribution strategy creates avenue for Colorado coronavirus relief    The Colorado Sun

Colorado wildlife agency’s past research raises questions about mountain lion hunting levels - The Denver Post
5/24/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wildlife agency’s past research raises questions about mountain lion hunting levels    The Denver Post

Colorado throws wolves to the vote (Throwing wolves to the vote ) — High Country News – Know the West - High Country News
3/1/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado throws wolves to the vote (Throwing wolves to the vote ) — High Country News – Know the West    High Country News

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 Parks and Wildlife enters next phase of ‘Live Life Outside’ campaign with ‘Conservation Starts Small’ - Journal Advocate
2/20/2020 3:00:00 AM
Colorado Parks and Wildlife enters next phase of ‘Live Life Outside’ campaign with ‘Conservation Starts Small’    Journal Advocate

Safari Club International raises $140000 to help defeat Colorado wolf ballot initiative - Fence Post
2/13/2020 3:00:00 AM
Safari Club International raises $140000 to help defeat Colorado wolf ballot initiative    Fence Post

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

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

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

Requests sought for Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program with $11 million in grants available - Summit Daily News
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Requests sought for Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program with $11 million in grants available    Summit Daily News

Colorado Parks program offers $11 million in grants to private landowners to protect wildlife - Aspen Times
5/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Colorado Parks program offers $11 million in grants to private landowners to protect wildlife    Aspen Times

Colorado Parks has a whole bunch of money to give landowners who want to help wildlife - The Denver Post
5/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Colorado Parks has a whole bunch of money to give landowners who want to help wildlife    The Denver Post