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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 […]

9 hours ago

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Feds Reverse Course On Wolverines

Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species.

08/12/2014

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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

Yellow-billed cuckoo (credit: James Coe/birds.cornell.edu)

Government Extends Public Comment Period On Cuckoo

The public comment period on a proposal to list yellow-billed cuckoos as a threatened species has been extended again as a result of the government shutdown last fall.

04/11/2014

A wolverine (credit: campus.albion.edu)

Feds Pause Before Decision On Wolverine Protection

The federal government is delaying its decision on whether to protect wolverines under the Endangered Species Act.

02/04/2014

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Big Game Outfitter Charged With Wildlife Plot

Federal authorities have accused a Colorado man and a guide from Oregon of illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats as part of a scheme to make hunting the cats easier for their clients.

01/08/2014

A gray wolf (credit: INGO WAGNER/AFP/Getty Images)

Gray Wolf Decision Could Have Big Ramifications In Colorado

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is deciding if gray wolves should remain a protected species in Colorado.

11/20/2013

Elephant tusks (credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

6 Tons Of Seized Ivory Being Crushed In Colorado

U.S. officials are destroying more than 6 tons of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry to support the fight against a $10 billion global trade that slaughters tens of thousands of elephants each year.

11/13/2013

Lesser prairie chicken (credit: dnr.state.co.us)

Five Governors Want Partnership To Protect Chicken

The governors of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas say public-private partnerships involving landowners and developers are the best way to protect the habitat of the lesser prairie chicken.

08/16/2013

Dillon Reservoir (credit: Dona Klein)

Low River Flows Affecting Reservoir Releases

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says five western Colorado reservoirs won’t be releasing water to help endangered fish this spring due to dry conditions.

05/24/2013

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