Endangered Species Act

Prairie dog (credit: CBS)

9 States Back Utah Ruling Tossing Federal Prairie Dog Rules

Nine 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.

05/29/2015

(credit: Colorado Mule Deer Association)

Tests Confirm Coyote Hunter Killed Wolf In Grand County

The 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.

05/29/2015

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

Colorado Takes Steps To Protect Greater Sage Grouse

Colorado 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.

05/15/2015

Graham beardtongue (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Groups Plan To Sue To Protect Rare Desert Flowers

Seven 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.

12/30/2014

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Gunnison County Signals Plan For Sage Grouse Suit

A 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.

12/29/2014

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

Federal Wildlife Managers Seek Data On Sage Grouse

The 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.

12/22/2014

A prairie dog (credit: CBS)

Judge Orders Reconsideration Of Prairie Dog Ruling

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision that the white-tailed prairie dog doesn’t warrant federal protections. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said in Monday […]

10/01/2014

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

U.S. Senate Majority Could Rest On The Sage Grouse

An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.

07/05/2014

Preble's meadow jumping mouse (credit: fws.gov)

Hickenlooper Involved In Mouse/Flood Recovery Flap

A tiny mouse is causing a big commotion across Colorado. The Preble mouse is holding up some flood repair efforts.

02/13/2014

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Decision Delayed On Gunnison Grouse Protections

Federal wildlife managers have postponed by six weeks a decision on whether to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, a bird found only in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah.

02/12/2014

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