Endangered species

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Environmental questions present challenge for Durango airport

Potential hurdles for an expansion of the Durango-La Plata County Airport came to light Tuesday during a joint meeting of the Durango City Council and the La Plata County Commissioners. ...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Endangered Species Act goes under the microscope

DENVER – Worried that the federal Endangered Species Act often leads to stalled action because of lawsuits and misguided priorities, Western governors on Wednesday hosted a stakeholder process in...

DATE: March 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah

DENVER – Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News