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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 (448)
There are 448 resources serving San Luis Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Sage Grouse Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving San Luis Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Alan Carpenter, PhD
Land Stewardship Consulting, Inc. - Boulder, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Bob Hix
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Aurora, CO
Chris Pague
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Senior Conservation Ecologist - Denver, CO
Colorado Wildlife Science, LLC
Jonathan Lowsky - Principal Ecologist - Basalt, CO
David McGillivary
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - Chief - Lakewood, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Gillian Bee
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies - Stewardship Director - Fort Collins, CO
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lisa Tasker
EM Ecological, LLC - Principal Ecologist - Aspen, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Matt Tobler
Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting, LLC - Natural Resource Specialist/Director - Fort Collins, CO
Riverbend Engineering, LLC.
Chris Philips, MS, PE, CFM - Owner and Senior Scientist - Albuquerque, NM
Roe Ecological Services, LLC
Chris and Kelly Roe - Logan, KS
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Seth Gallagher
Sage Grouse Initiative - Field Capacity and Delivery Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Stephen R. Wenger
- Glade Park, CO
Steve Boyle
BIO-Logic, Inc. - Principal & Senior Biologist - Montrose, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO
Tim Malloy
TG Malloy Consulting, LLC - Land Planner - Glenwood Springs, CO
Ty Woodward
Private Lands Wildlife Biologist - Woodland Park, CO
West Elks Ecological Consulting
Dawn Barton - Owner, Founder of West Elks, and Principal Biologist - Carbondale, CO
Conservation Districts
Center Conservation District
Brenda Anderson - District Manager - Center, CO
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
Sharon Pattee - Executive Director, Secretary/Treasurer - Fountain, CO
Conejos County Conservation District
Kristi Huffaker - District Manager - La Jara, CO
Costilla County Conservation District
Lydia Benton - District Manager - San Luis, CO
Gunnison Conservation District
Kim Antonucci - District Manager - Gunnison, CO
Mosca-Hooper Conservation District
Kelley Baily - District Manager - Alamosa, CO
Rio Grande Conservation District
Brenda Anderson - District Manager - Monte Vista, CO
Conservation Groups and Associations
Access Fund
Jim Chase - Operations Director - Boulder, CO
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Transforming Food & Ag Policy - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Farm Bureau Federation
- Washington, DC
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
Eric Sprague - Director of Forest Conservation - Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Biobased Maine
- Portland, ME
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
- Brighton, CO
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Collaborative Conservation
Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chris Pague
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Senior Conservation Ecologist - Denver, CO
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation
Brooke S. Fox - President/CEO - Castle Rock, CO
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
Sarah Smith - Marketing & Communications Director - Arvada, CO
Colorado Mountain Club
Scott Robson - Executive Director - Golden, CO
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Renny Fagan - President and CEO - Denver, CO
Colorado Pheasants Forever
Bob Hix - Regional Representative for Colorado & Wyoming - Aurora, CO
Colorado State Land Board
- Denver, CO
Colorado Watershed Assembly
Casey Davenhill - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Community for Sustainable Energy
Fred Kirsch - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Colorado
Beka WilsonCO
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Environment Colorado
Kim Stevens - State Director - Denver, CO
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Denise O’Meara, PLA - Director of Education - Lexington, KY
Family Farm Alliance
Dan Keppen - Executive Director - Klamath Falls, OR
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center)
- Bartlesville, OK
Great Outdoors Colorado
- Denver, CO
Institute for Environmental Solutions
- Denver, CO
Intermountain West Joint Venture
- Missoula, MT
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Journey North
- Madison, WI
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Monarch Joint Venture
- St. Paul, MN
Mule Deer Foundation
- Salt Lake City, UT
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
- Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Rocky Mountain Regional Office
Chris West - Director - Denver, CO
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - College Station, TX
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wild Turkey Federation - Colorado State Chapter
Crystal Adams - Regional DirectorCO
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
No-till on the Plains
- Berryton, KS
Paige Lewis
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director, Forest Health and Fire Initiative in Colorado - Denver, CO
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Partners for Western Conservation
- Arvada, CO
Partners in the Sage
- Missoula, MT
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)
- Lafayette, CO
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
RiversEdge West
- Grand Junction, CO
Sage Grouse Initiative
Tim Griffiths - Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team
Dave Smith - Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) Coordinator - Missoula, MT
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Stay The Trail Colorado
Dan Gourley - Program CoordinatorCO
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
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Three Rivers Alliance
Don Andrews - Chairman - Kirk, CO
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
- Portland, OR
Western Landowners Alliance
Lesli Allison - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Western Native Trout Initiative
Therese Thompson - Project Coordinator - Lakewood, CO
Western Resource Advocates
Jon Goldin-Dubois - President - Boulder, CO
Western Rivers Conservancy
Sue Doroff - President - Portland, OR
Western Water Project
Scott Yates - Director - Bozeman, MT
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Ed Self - Founder and Executive Director - Boulder, CO
Wildlife Research Institute
- Helena, MT
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
CSU Extension
Colorado State Forest Service Nursery
- Fort Collins, CO
San Luis Valley Area Extension
- Monte Vista, CO
San Luis Valley Research Center
Tyler Thompson - Manager - Center, CO
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Ecological Services Program - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Colorado Ecological Service Field Office - USFWS
- Denver, CO
Colorado Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office
Gregory Gerlich - FAC Assistant Regional Director - Denver, CO
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Region 6 - Mountain Prairie - Lakewood, CO
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Mountain-Prairie Region
Bill Rice - Fish Passage Coordinator - Denver, CO
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Yvette Converse - GNLCC Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
- Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Colorado
Dominic Barrett  - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  - Lakewood, CO
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Kevin Johnson, SRLCC Coordinator - Fish Wildlife Service - Lakewood, CO
Sport Fish Restoration Program
Karen Big Crow - Fiscal and Grants Management Specialist - Lakewood, CO
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
Samantha Brooke - Coastal Program Team Lead - Falls Church, VA
Western Colorado Field Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Grand Junction, CO
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
Foresters
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Bjorn M. Dahl, ACF
Dahl Environment Services LLC - President - Golden, CO
Bruce Short
Short Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Mancos, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Alamosa Field Office
- Alamosa, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Fort Collins
- Fort Collins, CO
Council of Western State Foresters
Sara Goodwin - Communications Director - Edgewater, CO
Forest Stewardship Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Greenleaf Forestry and Wood Products, Inc.
Len Lankford - President and CEO - Westcliffe, CO
Gretchen Cross
Buell Environmental LLC - Forester - Encampment, WY
James E. Ficke, ACF
Natural Resource Consultants - President - Steamboat Springs, CO
James Webb
Forest Stewardship Concepts, Ltd. - Certified Forester - Monte Vista, CO
Jim McGannon
Forestry/Landscape Consultant - Golden, CO
Joe Reddan, ACF
Flexilis Forestry - Principal - Durango, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lawton Grinter
Rocky Mountain Forestry LLC - Certified Forester - Wheat Ridge, CO
Mark Rasmussen
Mason Bruce & Girard Inc. - Forester Planner & Economist - Portland, OR
Markit! Forestry Management
- Colorado Springs, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Southwestern Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Sedona, AZ
TigerTree Land Management
Franz Lani - Laramie, WY
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Central Colorado Conservancy
- Salida, CO
Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust
Erik Glenn - Executive Director - Arvada, CO
Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts
Amanda Barker - Exeuctive Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Open Lands
Tony Caligiuri - President and CEO - Lakewood, CO
Colorado Trail Foundation
Bill Manning - Executive Director - Golden, CO
Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Matthew Hudson - Executive Director - Denver, CO
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Lake Fork Valley Conservancy
Camille Richard - Executive Director - Lake City, CO
Margo Heekin
- Land Trust Consultant - Fort Bragg, CA
North American Land Trust
Monica McQuail - Communications & Stewardship Assistant - Chadds Ford, PA
Orient Land Trust
Douglas Bishop - Executive Director - Villa Grove, CO
Peter D. Nichols
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust
Nancy Butler - Director - del Norte, CO
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Rick Lofaro - Executive Director - Basalt, CO
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sage Advisors
Stephen Thor Johnson - Principal/Owner - West Chester, PA
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
The Greenlands Reserve
- Frisco, CO
The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Field Office
Nancy Fishbein - Director of Land Conservation - Boulder, CO
The Wilderness Land Trust
Brad Borst - President - Bainbridge Island, WA
Trust for Public Land, Colorado Office
- Denver, CO
Trust for Public Land, Washington State Office
- Seattle, WA
Watershed Land Trust
Frank Austenfeld, J.D. - Executive Director - Belton, MO
Local Working Groups
Gunnison Basin Sage Grouse Working Group
Nathan Seward - Conservation Biologist - Gunnison, CO
Poncha Pass Gunnison Sage Grouse Work Group
Stephanie Ferrero - Conservation Biologist, Colorado Division of Wildlife - Monte Vista, 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
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Westervelt Ecological Services
Lucy Harrington - Rocky Mountain Regional Manager - Centennial, CO
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Alison E. Wente
Holland & Hart LLP - Associate - Aspen, CO
Allan Beezley
Allan C. Beezley, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Amanda Hemmerich
Burns, Figa & Will - Associate - Greenwood Village, CO
Blair Schilling
Fishman Haygood, LLP - Attorney - New Orleans, LA
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Bradley Switzer
Law Offices of Bradley N. Switzer - Montrose, CO
Brandon L. Jensen
Budd–Falen Law Offices, LLC - Senior Associate - Cheyenne, WY
Cameron A. Grant
Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak & Grant PC - Longmont, CO
Christina R. Sloan
The Sloan Law Firm, PLLC - Moab, UT
Christopher G. Hayes
The Hayes Law Firm LLC - Denver, CO
Christopher R. Stork
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Conservation Law Center
- Bloomington, IN
Daniel F. Fitzgerald
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Danielle L. Van Arsdale
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
David F. Bower
Johnson & Repucci LLP - Louisville, CO
David L. Kuosman
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
David Lawrence Kueter
Holsinger Law, LLC - Attorney - Denver, CO
David P. Claiborne
Sawtooth Law Offices, PLLC - Principal - Boise, ID
Debra A. Conroy
Keller Law, LLC - Craig, CO
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Ernie F. Fazekas
Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, P.C. - Castle Rock, CO
Ezekiel (Zeke) J. Williams
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, PC - Denver, CO
Franklin J. Falen
Budd-Falen Law Offices, L.L.C. - Cheyenne, WY
Gabriella Stockmayer
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Gary L. Greer
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Gregory A. Vallin
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP - Denver, CO
Gregory J Cucrola
Law Offices of Gregory J Cucarola - Sterling, CO
Gregory K. Hoskin
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Harvey W. Curtis
Harvey W. Curtis & Associates - Englewood, CO
Jack D. Palma, II
Holland & Hart LLP - Of Counsel - Cheyenne, WY
James M. Ash
Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City, MO
James P. Moorhead
Moorhead Law Group, LLC - Founder and Principal - Chicago, IL
Jason M. Groves
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Jenifer E. Scoggin
Holland & Hart LLP - Of Counsel - Cheyenne, WY
Jenna H. Keller
Keller Law, LLC - Craig, CO
Jessica E. Jay
Conservation Law, P.C - Attorney at Law - Evergreen, CO
John H. Birkeland
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
John P. Justus
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Karl F. Kumli III
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Kate Ryan
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti - Attorney - Boulder, CO
Kellie Nelson Fetter
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Kent Holsinger
Holsinger Law, LLC - Denver, CO
Kevin L. Patrick
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Waterlaw - Aspen, CO
L. Richard (Dick) Bratton
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, Professional Corporation - Gunnison, CO
Laurie A. Cahill
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Lawrence Kueter
The Law Office of Lawrence R. Kueter - Attorney - Denver, CO
Leah K. Martinsson
Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP - Special Counsel - Boulder, CO
Lee Fanyo
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C. - Denver, CO
Lori Potter
Kaplan, Kirsch, Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Mark D. Detsky
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Meghan N. Winokur
Holland & Hart LLP - Associate - Aspen, CO
Melinda Beck
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C. - Denver, CO
Misti Schmidt
Conservation Partners LLP - Partner - Oakland, CA
Mountain States Legal Foundation
William Perry Pendley - President and COO - Lakewood, CO
Murray D. Feldman
Holland & Hart - Partner - Boise, ID
Nicholas G. Muller
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Paul L. Noto
Patrick, Miller aned Noto - Basalt, CO
Paul M. Seby
Holland & Hart - Partner - Denver, CO
Paul Sachs P.C.
- Attorney at Law - Steamboat Springs, CO
Pete F. Michaelson
Law Office of Peter F. Michaelson, P.C. - Westcliffe, CO
Peter D. Nichols
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Peter G. Koclanes
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Peter Thomas, Esq
Praxidice Law - Principal and Founder - Aspen, CO
Polly Jessen
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Rebecca Hall
Packard and Dierking, LLC - Boulder, CO
Richard L. Emmett
- Durango, CO
Richard L. Reichstei
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Robert Noone
Noone Law Firm - Glenwood Springs, CO
Ronald M. Eddy
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Sandra A. Snodgrass
Holland & Hart LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Sara J Streight LLC
Attorney - Fort Collins, CO
Sarah Rockwell
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Scott C. Miller
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Scott Clark
Burns, Figa & Will - Shareholder - Greenwood Village, CO
Star L. Waring
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Steven J. Bushong
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Steven K. Imig
Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese - Denver, CO
Steven P. Jeffers
Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak & Grant PC - Longmont, CO
Thomas J Ragonetti
Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti PC - Shareholder - Denver, CO
Tim Whitsitt
Whitsitt & Gross PC - Carbondale, CO
W. Alan Schroeder
Schroeder Law - Lawyer/owner - Boise, ID
William A. Hillhouse II
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
William G. Myers III
Holland & Hart - Partner - Boise, ID
William H. Caile
Holland & Hart - Of Counsel - Denver, CO
William Hutton
Conservation Partners LLP - Of Council - Oakland, CA
William Myers III
Holland & Hart - Boise, ID
William Silberstein
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell - Partner - Denver, CO
Willis V. Carpenter
Carpenter & Klatskin, P.C. - Denver, CO
State Funding / Technical Resources
Colorado Building Farmers
Project Director - Dawn Thilmany - Longmont, CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Joseph A. Duda - Dupty State Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Products Program
Kristina Hughes - Program Administrator - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Natural Heritage Program
David Anderson - Director and Chief Scientist - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
- Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service Alamosa Field Office
- Alamosa, CO
Colorado Tree Farm Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wetlands for Wildlife Program
Brian Sullivan - Wetlands Program Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program
Amanda Nims - Denver, CO
Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Services Division - Colorado Department of Agriculture
Cindy Lair - State Conservation Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program (CHIP)
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Forest Agricultural Classification Program
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Forest Stewardship Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Game Damage Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Habitat Partnership Program
Pat Tucker - Colorado Parks & Wildlife, State Coordinator - Grand Junction, CO
Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program
Todd Schmidt, Hunter Education Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Improvement Program (LPCHIP)
Colorado Parks and WildlifeCO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Boise, ID
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
- Denver, CO
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
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Clarice Navarro - Denver, CO
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Colorado Conservation Stewardship Program
Eugene Backhaus - State Resource Conservationist - Denver, CO
Colorado Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Sarah Brooks - FA Program Manager - Denver, CO
Colorado Grassland Reserve Program
- Denver, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
Dawn Jackson - NRCS Colorado Assistant State Conservationist - Denver, CO
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center
Brandon Carr - PMC Manager - Knox City, TX
Los Lunas Plant Materials Center
Bernadette Cooney - PMC Manager - Los Lunas, NM
Manhattan Plant Materials Center
Fred Cummings - PMC Manager - Manhattan, KS
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Ogallala Aquifer Initiative
Barry Frantz - Coordinator - Washington, DC
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
- Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
USDA-NRCS - Marysville, KS
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA-NRCS Colorado
Clint Evans - State Conservationist (STC) - Denver, CO
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Kansas City, MO
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Conservation Science Partners - Colorado Headquarters
Brett Dickson, PhD - President & Chief Scientist - Fort Collins, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
ESCO Associates Inc.
David Buckner, PhD - Boulder, CO
Frederick Environmental Consulting, LLC
David Frederick - Pagosa Springs, CO
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center)
- Bartlesville, OK
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Headwaters Partners, LLC
Travis Morse - Denver, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)
- Lafayette, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Roe Ecological Services, LLC
Chris and Kelly Roe - Logan, KS
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Seth Gallagher
Sage Grouse Initiative - Field Capacity and Delivery Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
Steve Boyle
BIO-Logic, Inc. - Principal & Senior Biologist - Montrose, CO
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO

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

 

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

 

Fire Effects Information System

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

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

 

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

 

Integrating Bird Conservation into Range Management

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bird Conservation in Private Ponderosa Pine Forests

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

 

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

 

CP 33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds

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

 

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

 

Watering Facility Wildlife Escape Ladder Design

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 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
By:

 

Working Lands for Wildlife Implementation Process
By:

 

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

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

Colorado state park swim areas and beaches remain closed to protect public health
5/21/2020 8:08:31 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Bridget Kochel Statewide Public Information Officer 720-219-2919 / bridget.kochel@state.co.us Colorado state park swim areas and beaches remain closed to protect public health Colorado state park swim and beach areas remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. DENVER - With the warm weather and upcoming holiday weekend, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds all state park visitors that designated swim and beach areas remain closed at Colorado’s state parks to protect public health due to COVID-19.  It is important that everyone respect all posted seasonal, wildlife and COVID-19 related closures, and do their part to provide a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience. Additional areas that discourage social distancing including group picnic areas, group camping, showers and laundry facilities remain closed until further notice per Governor Polis’s Safer at Home order.  Agency officials encourage all park visitors to follow outdoor recreation best practices and recommendations provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to help prevent the community spread of COVID-19.   Until further notice designated swim and beach areas, including those that often open for the season on Memorial Day weekend, remain closed to public use at the following state parks:  Boyd Lake State Park Chatfield State Park Cherry Creek State Park Elkhead Reservoir State Park Highline Lake State Park James M. Robb - Island Acres John Martin Reservoir State Park Lake Pueblo State Park Lathrop State Park North Sterling State Park Ridgway State Park Stagecoach State Park Steamboat Lake State Park Park managers have the discretion to close any areas that become unsafe, which may include overcrowding. Agency officials are monitoring park visitation capacities to reduce overcrowding so people can visit parks responsibly and safely.  “We want people to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but to also do so safely,” said Northeast Region Manager Mark Leslie. “We hope people enjoy and celebrate the holiday responsibly, following public health orders and leave no trace principles .”  CPW remains committed to providing outdoor recreation activities to Coloradans while also ensuring public safety guidelines are met. Visit the CPW website to discover outdoor activities that allow for safe social distancing from others. Learn more about outdoor recreation opportunities across Colorado during COVID-19.  Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/21/2020 6:06 PM

Camping at Julesburg Reservoir (Jumbo) is closed but day fishing and boating is open
5/21/2020 1:13:25 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Bridget Kochel Statewide Public Information Officer 720-219-2919 / bridget.kochel@state.co.us Camping at Julesburg Reservoir (Jumbo) is closed but day fishing and boating is open Camping at Jumbo Reservoir State Wildlife Area is closed but day-use recreation for fishing and boating is open to the public.   Brush, Colo. - As summer approaches, Colorado Parks and Wildlife remains committed to providing outdoor recreation activities to Coloradans while also ensuring everyone stays safe. CPW is gradually reopening campgrounds across the state in a phased approach to ensure that local communities and staff are ready, and visitors are well prepared to camp safely.  Camping at Julesburg Reservoir (Jumbo) State Wildlife Area will remain closed until further notice. People may still visit the Jumbo Reservoir SWA for day-use recreation and take advantage of fishing and boating opportunities in Colorado’s great outdoors.  “We understand people are anxious to get outside and embrace the warm weather and quality fishing opportunities Colorado provides”, said Area Wildlife Manager Todd Schmidt. “We encourage people to participate in outdoor activities, like fishing and boating, that can be enjoyed at a safe social distance from others.” Jumbo Reservoir is a popular fishing spot for Colorado anglers. It is known for its calm water conditions and contains a robust population of warm water species, like w alleye and crappie.  Visitors to wildlife areas are asked to follow outdoor recreation best practices to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and visit wildlife areas responsibly. Fishing licenses are available online at cpwshop.com . During boating inspections, follow our ANS inspection safety guidelines and maintain a safe social distance from staff and others. For more information on SWA camping, please read our Camping FAQ . Visit the CPW website to discover open Colorado campgrounds .  Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/21/2020 11:09 AM

Rare birds get a break with temporary beach closures at John Martin Reservoir State Park
5/20/2020 5:23:26 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Bill Vogrin Southeast Region Public Information Officer 719-466-3927 / bill.vogrin@state.co.us Rare birds get a break with temporary shoreline closures A Piping Plover amid the rocky shore of John Martin Reservoir State Park. Photo courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife / Samantha Colvin May 20, 2020 Rare birds get a break with temporary shoreline closures HASTY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking visitors to John Martin Reservoir State Park to help protect two rare birds that nest on its shores. In what’s become an annual ritual, CPW has closed access to some shoreline areas to protect the nests of Least Terns and Piping Plovers, which are federally protected as endangered and threatened species. CPW is using signs, lines of buoys, temporary fencing and orange bailing twine to mark the nesting areas. The goal is to provide undisturbed places where the birds can lay eggs, incubate and fledge their young. Closures will be erected as active nests are found and barricades will remain up through mid-August, when the young leave their nests. “These are small birds that require beach and shoreline areas to nest,” said Ed Schmal, a CPW conservation biologist. “We will mark the nesting areas the best we can.” Schmal said visitors are asked to be vigilant even beyond the closed areas. “These birds are really good at blending into rocky and sandy shorelines,” Schmal said. “So we are asking visitors to be on the lookout for their hard-to-see nest scrapes and eggs in other areas, as well.” The closures can range from small plots to 15 acres in size. Nests will likely be established on both the north and south shores and islands. CPW staff already has preemptively closed much of the south shoreline to vehicles and has erected a complete closure on Point 5. A camping area has been designated on the south side, up next to the dam. Despite these closures, a majority of the reservoir shoreline will remain open to recreation. “By making targeted closures, we are able to provide for the needs of the birds and still offer a high quality recreation experience for people who love to visit the reservoir,” Schmal said. The Least Tern is a small, swallow-like bird with black outer wing feathers that is sometimes seen diving head-first into the water after fish. The smallest of the North American terns, it has a distinctive black crown, white forehead and black-tipped yellow bill. It is listed as an endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act. The Piping Plover is a tiny shorebird with pale brown and white plumage, a black neck band and a black bar across the forehead. They typically nest on sandy beaches or river sandbars that are free of vegetation, relying on their cryptic coloration as camouflage from predators. It is listed as a federally threatened species. Protecting nesting areas is the most effective way to support the recovery of Least Tern and Piping Plover populations, biologists say. In Colorado, the Least Tern and Piping Plover are found only in the southeast part of the state.  Schmal warned that disturbing a closed area, allowing dogs to run off leash or violating road closures can result in citations for offenders issued by CPW officers and U.S. Army Corps rangers. A map explaining the closure areas is available at the park headquarters and in a kiosk on the south side. Information about John Martin Reservoir State Park can be found online at: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/JohnMartinReservoir/Pages/default.aspx PHOTOS:  Piping Plover eggs amid the rocky shore of John Martin Reservoir State Park. Photo courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife / Samantha Colvin   Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/20/2020 3:21 PM

New Fruita Boat Ramps Open
5/19/2020 7:48:26 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Randy Hampton Northwest Region Public Information Officer 970-255-6162 / randy.hampton@state.co.us NEW FRUITA BOAT RAMPS OPEN Anglers are already using the new boat ramp GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to announce that the project to build two new boat ramps at the Fruita section of the James M Robb Colorado River State Park has been completed in just eight weeks, finishing up in time for the rafting season, peak Colorado River catfish season, and the final two weeks of the spring turkey season. The new ramps replace the single, aging ramp that was at a difficult angle for power boaters to launch and load. The ramp was also crowded during peak fall periods when rafters, anglers, and waterfowl hunters were using the ramp to access the Colorado River downstream of Fruita.  James M. Robb Colorado River State Park Manager Pete Firmin says the project gives power boaters and rafters two separate access ramps. “This project really helps us meet the unique needs of each group because, as any serious boater can tell you, it’s a different thing to put a power boat or a raft into a flowing river.”  As the project was beginning in early March, officials worried that an extended closure would be inconvenient for boaters in the Grand Valley but COVID restrictions limited the number of people that were using the river for the past few months.  “The timing of the project turned out to be perfect,” said JT Romatzke, regional manager for CPW’s northwest region. “And the construction project has benefited the local economy at a time when many other projects were shutting down.”   It isn’t just boaters that are benefiting from the project. The project also included adding a cement surface to a loop trail along the river west of the boat ramp. This will create more accessibility for all park users to the trail along Red Rocks Lake in the southeast portion of the park.  Senior Ranger Eric Los is happy with  the completed project. “This work is a big step forward for park users and we appreciate everyone’s patience during the construction.”  James M Robb Colorado River State Park has five sections spanning the Grand Valley from Fruita to Debeque Canyon. The park includes Island Acres, Corn Lake, Connected Lakes, a wildlife area at East and West Lakes, and the Fruita section. The park was formed by joining together the five sections in what original organizers called “a string of pearls” in the Grand Valley. The park is named for James (“Jim”) Robb, a former Grand Junction attorney who served in the state legislature and was chair of the state parks board as well as a founding member of the Grand Junction Riverfront Commission. Robb passed away in 2005 at the age of 69.   As a reminder, all visitors to the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park are required to have a Colorado State Parks pass. Pass funds are used to maintain trails, boat ramps, and facilities in state parks.  ### Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/19/2020 5:47 PM

Newly established leks, hundreds of chickens indicate aggressive four-year relocation project is working
5/19/2020 5:38:26 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Bill Vogrin Southeast Region Public Information Officer 719-466-3927 / bill.vogrin@state.co.us Newly established leks, hundreds of chickens indicate relocation project working A lesser prairie chicken flies over a lek in Southeast Colorado. Photo courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife / Jonathan Reitz May 19, 2020 Newly established leks, hundreds of chickens indicate relocation project working CAMPO, Colo. – Lesser prairie chickens, gone for decades from the Colorado landscape, are again living on the eastern plains, thanks to an ambitious four-year project led by biologists from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kansas, the U.S. Forest Service, along with private landowners. Recently completed surveys by CPW biologists revealed that hundreds of the birds are now thriving on breeding grounds, known as leks, on the plains extending across southeastern Colorado and western Kansas. Lesser prairie chickens once numbered in the tens of thousands in those grasslands. But a variety of factors led to their gradual disappearance. Experts blame, in part, the conversion a century ago of grasslands to cropland that contributed to the Dust Bowl in 1932 and wiped out many of the birds. More recently, the lesser prairie chicken population in Southeast Colorado and Southwest Kansas was devastated by severe snowstorms, particularly in December 2006, followed by years of drought. They even vanished on a 330,000-acre swath of sand sagebrush and grasslands known as the Comanche National Grassland in Baca County, Colo., and the Cimarron National Grassland in Morton County, Kan., as well as privately owned rangeland and Conservation Reserve Program grassland.  Because the Comanche and Cimarron grasslands are owned and managed by the U.S. Forest Service, biologists knew they could be easily used as a place to re-establish populations.  By 2016, biologists counted just two males on the Comanche and five males on the Cimarron. That same year, CPW decided to try relocating lesser prairie chickens from thriving breeding grounds in Kansas in hopes of resurrecting leks on the national grasslands. So a CPW team, led by conservation biologists Jonathan Reitz and Liza Rossi, began working in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Kansas State University and the U.S. Forest Service. “This partnership demonstrates what collaborative management efforts can do to restore a species to an area,” Rossi said. “However, agencies working together is just one component of the project. Landowner support and access to private lands were absolutely critical for capture of birds and continue to be essential for long-term monitoring at the release sites. Recovery of this amazing species will take all of us working together.” Over the past four years, the team of Colorado and Kansas biologists, and K-State graduate students, relocated 103 males and 102 females to the Comanche. The team also released 101 males and 105 females during the same time period just east of the state line in Kansas, making this the largest known translocation effort for lesser prairie-chickens. “It was a huge challenge because lesser prairie-chickens don’t just stay where we release them,” Reitz said. “We had some chickens that we released and tracked as they flew great distances. We’ve observed some traveling 70 miles or more from the release site.” Now, Colorado and Kansas biologists and technicians have found 20 active leks with lesser prairie chickens that are the offspring of transplants. The biologists counted at least 115 males, based on the spring surveys, Reitz said. “The situation for lesser prairie chickens in our state had gotten pretty dire,” Reitz said. “I am excited by what we’re learning from our surveys and hopeful this will be a long-term solution.” The CPW team knows exactly how far some travel because they attached monitoring devices to the chickens before their release. Most were equipped with transmitters that allow them to be tracked by radios using a special antenna. Others were fitted with solar powered, GPS backpacks that transmit the chickens’ location 10 times a day. CPW expects to monitor them for an additional year. "We've documented many of the birds making their way down into Oklahoma and even the Texas panhandle," Reitz said. "It's not uncommon for them to take off upon release and travel great circles, for as much as 250 miles, before eventually returning to the release spot and settling down." And that leads into the current  phase of this wildlife conservation effort. CPW and Kansas biologists will continue to count and search for newly established leks as well as track the birds with radio transmitters for as long as the batteries keep working. “Our technicians are tracking them on the ground as the birds spread out,” Reitz said. “We use an airplane to find them and point our technicians in the right direction. We have now documented three years of successful nesting and brood rearing. This spring, most of the birds we are seeing on the new leks are offspring of our translocated birds. That's been really encouraging to see this level of success for the project.” ### Editors: This link will take to you B-roll video by CPW videographer Jerry Neal of the lesser prairie chicken translocation effort to supplement your stories: https://vimeo.com/331732687 The video shows: male prairie chickens booming and displaying in the lek; CPW wildlife biologists Jonathan Reitz and Kat Bernier sprinting to a drop net after it was tripped to catch chickens; Reitz and CPW wildlife biologist Brian Dreher taking measurement of a hen; a hen being fitted with a radio collar, tags and bands; birds being released.  PHOTO CAPTIONS: Colorado Parks and Wildlife conservation biologist Jonathan Reitz releases a lesser prairie chicken in the Comanche National Grassland in southeast Colorado as part of a four-year project to restore the birds. Lesser prairie chickens are seen on a breeding ground known as a lek near in the Comanche National Grassland near Campo in southeast Colorado. A newly hatched lesser prairie chicken rests in its nest in southeast Colorado. Female lesser prairie chickens can lay from eight to 15 eggs at a time. The ground nests are targeted by predators such as hawks, eagles, foxes, coyotes and snakes. Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists used a large drop-net to catch lesser prairie chickens on breeding grounds known as leks near Scott City, Kan. The birds were equipped with radio transmitters and brought to southeastern Colorado. They have relocated 411 birds since 2016. All photos Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife   Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/19/2020 3:34 PM

Highline Lake breaks ground on new beach house
5/18/2020 2:23:25 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Randy Hampton Northwest Region Public Information Officer 970-255-6162 / randy.hampton@state.co.us HIGHLINE LAKE STATE PARK BREAKS GROUND ON NEW BEACH HOUSE Representatives from Highline Lake State Park and Dare-Case Contracting Dig In   GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - If you’re a frequent visitor to Highline Lake State Park then you can expect at least three things: Great family fun Amazing sunsets And a line at the swim beach restroom On Monday (May 18) officials from Highline Lake State Park began the effort to fix the shortage of visitor facilities in the swim beach area. At a scaled-down (COVID-sized) groundbreaking, Park Manager Alan Martinez said construction of a new “beach house” - complete with twice as many bathroom stalls and a larger family restroom - is another step to making Highline the perfect getaway for locals or visitors.  “This project isn’t just about a restroom, it’s about preserving the natural resources at the park and protecting public health,” Martinez explained. “When the restroom was crowded and a line formed, some people would find other inappropriate places to do their business. Having adequate facilities will keep the park cleaner and protect our staff from hazardous and disgusting clean up work.” Highline Senior Ranger Ashlee Wallace says the project is the culmination of a lot of work at Highline. “We’re building and shaping a park that the Grand Valley can be proud of and pleased to visit for the next 50 years.” In addition, following completion of the new beach house, the old restroom building will be taken down to make room for a handicap accessible picnic area. That new amenity will further enhance public use of the park.  “Many people have been visiting state parks during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CPW Northwest Regional Manager JT Romatzke. “So it seems appropriate that projects funded by Great Outdoors Colorado and the Colorado Lottery through state parks will be part of getting the economy back in motion by getting construction work moving again.” The restroom project is being completed by Dare-Case Contracting , a local company, at a bid cost of $738,000. The project is expected to be completed by Sept. 1. Highline Lake State Park is known as an “oasis in the desert” with two lakes, lush grass, trails, and plenty of shade trees. Mountain bikers love the location for the many nearby trails and amazing sunsets. Local boaters love the convenience of being close to home for day trips to cool off on the lake. The Audubon Society designated the park as an important area for birds and local birders can find many species throughout the year, even in winter when thousands of birds migrate through the park.  ### Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/18/2020 12:18 PM

Angler Incentives at Kenney Reservoir to Continue in 2020
5/15/2020 7:08:26 PM
Body: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Randy Hampton Northwest Region Public Information Officer 970-255-6162 / randy.hampton@state.co.us ANGLER INCENTIVES AT KENNEY RESERVOIR TO CONTINUE IN 2020 Here fishy, fishy RANGELY, Colo. - With the warm weather and plenty of social distancing on the shorelines, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and local partners are back with a way for anglers to make a little money and help remove invasive, predatory fish when they’re fishing at Kenney Reservoir and on the lower White River. To control an illegal introduction of northern pike in Kenney Reservoir, CPW and the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District are again teaming up to offer a $20 reward for each northern pike turned in between May 15 and November 30, 2020. There is no limit on how much an angler can earn and there is no limit on the number of northern pike that you can catch and keep.  As an illegally introduced species, northern pike negatively impact the fishery at Kenney, especially for many families of anglers that enjoy fishing for channel catfish, crappie, and rainbow trout. Illegal introductions don’t just threaten the balance of a fishery, they can impact water users and federal water flow regimens. While native fish recovery isn’t always a popular topic in western Colorado’s rural communities, it is an important topic. Predatory fish such as northern pike, walleye, and smallmouth bass challenge the recovery of native species, some of which only exist in the river basins of western Colorado. One example is the threat that non-native fish pose to the largest adult population of Colorado pikeminnow, which is located right here in the lower White River..  The presence of northern pike has prompted CPW and the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District to work with a group of partners to support the northern pike reduction efforts. Supporters of the program include the Town of Rangely, Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce , Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and the Colorado Water Conservation Board . Beginning in 2019, the group initiated the angler harvest incentive program targeting all northern pike found within the Conservancy District’s boundaries. Licensed anglers can earn $20 for each northern pike caught and removed from Kenney Reservoir, the White River, and other waters, from approximately Stedman Mesa to the Utah border. In addition, the partners are looking forward to hosting a weekend fishing derby and expo June 5-7. The derby is a great chance for local residents to learn more about fishing, water, and recovery efforts. CPW staff will be at the event to answer questions and to provide a $250 prize for the most smallmouth bass brought in during the fishing derby. Scheduled activities include interactive learning opportunities, a hands-on display of an electrofishing boat, and an aquarium display including Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker. “Kenney Reservoir is very popular with anglers and currently recognized as an excellent channel catfish, black crappie and common carp fishery,” explained Tory Eyre, CPW Aquatic Biologist for the area. “In the past, we’ve stocked rainbow trout each year, but unfortunately those stocking efforts have temporarily stopped until the pike issue is addressed.”  Illegal introduction of fish is not only a serious crime, it leads to a waste of money that could go to better things.  “We could be spending our resources on fishery and access improvements,” said CPW Area Wildlife Manager Bill de Vergie. “Instead we end up spending limited time and money on removal efforts.”   Research conducted by partners in the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program has shown that the unapproved presence of nonnative predators like northern pike and smallmouth bass in critical, native fish habitat is among the most significant impediments to the recovery of Colorado's endangered fishes - Colorado pikeminnow, humpback chub, bonytail and razorback sucker. These rare species exist nowhere else in the world except in the Colorado River Basin. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the White River, upstream to the Rio Blanco Lake dam west of Meeker and downstream of Kenney Reservoir, is designated critical habitat for the Colorado pikeminnow, and the lower 18 miles of the White River in Utah is designated as critical habitat for razorback sucker. Smallmouth bass, northern pike and other nonnative species in these river stretches have proven detrimental to native fishes. To participate in the angler harvest incentive within the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District's boundaries, anglers should bring their freshly caught northern pike to the District office at 2252 East Main Street in Rangely during typical business hours, 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday, and 7 am to 3 pm on Friday. The District will administer the cash harvest incentive with funds provided by CPW through a Colorado legislative bill that appropriates severance tax dollars to the Species Conservation Trust Fund. For more information about the angler harvest incentive program contact CPW Northwest Region Senior Aquatic Biologist Lori Martin at 970-255-6186. To report unlawful fish stocking anonymously, call Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648. Rewards are available for information that leads to an arrest or citation. ### Share Tweet Share Forward CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.       Copyright © 2020 Colorado Parks and Wildlife, All rights reserved. ReleaseDate: 5/15/2020 5:07 PM

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southwest Colorado chosen for $50 million forest project - The Journal
12/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Southwest Colorado chosen for $50 million forest project    The Journal

Colorado wolf ballot may have enough support - goHUNT.com
12/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Colorado wolf ballot may have enough support    goHUNT.com

Beh named executive director of Central Colorado Conservancy - by Jan Wondra - The Ark Valley Voice
11/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Beh named executive director of Central Colorado Conservancy - by Jan Wondra    The Ark Valley Voice

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

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

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

Guest Commentary: Protect the Endangered Species Act — we have too much to lose in Colorado and around the globe - The Denver Post
8/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Guest Commentary: Protect the Endangered Species Act — we have too much to lose in Colorado and around the globe    The Denver Post

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

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

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