U.S. Announces Plans To Protect Rare Colorado, Utah BirdsFederal land managers have announced much-anticipated plans to protect the rare Gunnison sage grouse, a bird found only in Colorado and Utah.
Feds Announce $10 Million For Wildfire Projects In Colorado, 11 Other StatesInterior Secretary Sally Jewell toured a wildfire rehabilitation effort in southwest Idaho that's part of the federal government's new wildfire strategy and then announced $10 million for projects in 12 states to reduce wildfire threats.
Senators Urge Funding For Sage Grouse ConservationFive Democratic senators are asking colleagues to fund preservation efforts for the imperiled greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse.
Colorado Challenges Decision On Gunnison Sage GrouseColorado is challenging the federal government's decision to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.
Environmental Groups Seeking More Protection For Sage GrouseTwo environmentalist groups filed suit Tuesday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state and local government officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far.
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.
Report: Bird Needs 3-Mile Buffer From DrillingA government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
Gunnison Sage Grouse Gets Federal ProtectionFederal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird's habitat in parts of Colorado and Utah.
Colorado Seeks Delay On Gunnison Grouse DecisionColorado is seeking a delay in a decision by federal officials on whether to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, saying voluntary measures could help save the bird.
U.S. Senate Majority Could Rest On The Sage GrouseAn obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.
Threatened Bird Leads Feds To Block Some Drilling In Colorado, UtahThe federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy exploration or any other kind of development to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.
Gunnison Sage-Grouse Decision Delayed AgainA federal decision on protecting the Gunnison sage-grouse in Colorado and Utah has been postponed again.