Endangered species

Walleye delay action on endangered Colorado pikeminnow

GRAND JUNCTION – Just as it approaches recovery, the endangered Colorado pikeminnow faces a new threat, a predator that eagerly scarfs down young pikeminnow, taking a jagged bite out of the...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds drop protections for 10M acres of grouse habitat

WASHINGTON – The Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development. The...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business leaders want Mexican wolves in Grand Canyon area

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – More than 60 business leaders have urged the federal government to release endangered Mexican gray wolves into the Grand Canyon area in northern Arizona and eastern Utah. The...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why OR7 is a celebrity

Night is falling in the Wood River Valley, a broad, flat expanse of southern Oregon, just south of Crater Lake National Park. John Stephenson, a gray-haired, lantern-jawed U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare jaguar photographed in Arizona

A rare jaguar has been photographed in the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona, reports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The photo of the big cat was taken Dec. 1 by a remote trail camera...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court: Climate is cause for listing endangered animal

A court decision on Oct. 24 was a win for species threatened by climate change. The case centered on National Marine Fisheries Service findings that estimate a Pacific bearded seal subspecies will...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation easement protects sage grouse habitat

As the Bureau of Land Management works to protect the threatened Gunnison Sage Grouse in southwest Colorado, so are private landowners who are establishing conservation easements in the bird’s...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM presents plan to save Gunnison sage grouse

Dove Creek — Since 2014, when the Gunnison sage grouse was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, farmers, ranchers, and oil and gas companies have braced for new federal polices to...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court gives lynx ‘fighting chance’ in SW Colorado

A U.S. District Court has ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision to exclude the Canada lynx’s entire southern Rocky Mountain range — which includes Southwest Colorado —...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds produce guidelines for Sage grouse conservation

DENVER – Federal land managers issued guidelines last week for restricting energy development, livestock grazing and other activities on public land in the West to protect the greater sage grouse,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Endangered mice found near Durango-La Plata County Airport

Endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mice found near the Durango-La Plata County Airport could force plans for the access road to change. Surveys that ended in August found federally protected mice...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alaska culling leaves too few wolves to study

For more than two decades, the National Park Service monitored the wolf packs in Alaska’s Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Now, so many of the predators have been killed by the state’s...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News