Endangered Species Act

Colorado Creek Turned Purple During Fish Management ProgramA small stream turned a hue of purple right now as state fish biologists begin a large scale fish management program, leaving hundreds of fish dead, while making way for another threatened species of native fish to be moved there.
Sage Grouse Plan Aims For Balance Between Industry, WildlifeA cooperative effort to save a ground-dwelling bird has diverted it from possible extinction, federal officials declared Tuesday.
Rancher: Sage Grouse Cooperation Broke DistrustThe latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered.
Interior Department: Sage Grouse No Longer Needs ProtectionThe Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, no longer requires federal protection.
Colorado Seeks US Approval Of Sage Grouse Protection MeasureColorado is asking the federal government to approve a key part of the state's effort to protect the greater sage grouse.
Rare Photos Of Colorado Lynx Captured By Automated CamerasScores of fierce-looking lynx roam the remote Colorado high country, 16 years after they were reintroduced to the state. But the elusive animals are rarely seen or photographed.
9 States Back Utah Ruling Tossing Federal Prairie Dog RulesNine states have stepped into a lawsuit over the Utah prairie dog to support a ruling that animal activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act.
Tests Confirm Coyote Hunter Killed Wolf In Grand CountyThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirms DNA tests on an animal shot by a coyote hunter on April 29 near Kremmling prove the animal is in fact a wild gray wolf.
Colorado Takes Steps To Protect Greater Sage GrouseColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday ordered state agencies to take steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse in hopes of avoiding a listing under the federal Endangered Species Act, which would trigger tougher conservation rules.
Groups Plan To Sue To Protect Rare Desert FlowersSeven conservation groups are planning to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for keeping two rare species of desert flowers off the federal list of endangered species.
Gunnison County Signals Plan For Sage Grouse SuitA western Colorado county in the heart of Gunnison sage grouse habitat took the first step toward suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for listing the bird as a threatened species, officials said Monday.
Federal Wildlife Managers Seek Data On Sage GrouseThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking Indian tribes, government agencies and others to submit information about conservation efforts for the greater sage grouse.

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