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4 years 3 weeks ago

No protections for Gunnison sage grouse

Federal wildlife officials say the Gunnison sage-grouse should be protected but there aren't enough resources to do so now. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that there is sufficient data to propose threatened or endangered status for the Gunnison sage grouse, which lives in southwest Colorado and...

4 years 4 months ago

Turning to geothermal in Colorado

Colorado has been ramping-up its solar and wind energy projects over the past several years--geothermal could be next. The Bureau of Land Management is giving the public until June 24 to submit comments on a proposal to lease land in southeastern Gunnison County for geothermal energy development. The...

4 years 6 months ago

Wind project offers grouse conservation plan

The developer of a massive wind farm proposed in southern Wyoming is seeking federal approval of a conservation plan for sage grouse. The Power Company of Wyoming, an affiliate of Denver-based Anschutz Corp., wants to build a 1,000-turbine wind farm on a ranch near Rawlins. But the company faces the...

4 years 6 months ago

Groups say they intend to sue over sage grouse

Three environmental groups say they intend to sue the Interior Department for not protecting sage grouse as an endangered or threatened species. The Center for Biological Diversity, Desert Survivors and Western Watersheds Project said Monday the department violated the Endangered Species Act by deciding to classify sage grouse as merely...

4 years 11 months ago

Barbed wire can be deadly to sage grouse

A new report says barbed-wire fence can be deadly to sage grouse, a chicken-like bird found in 11 Western states that's being considered for endangered species protection. A recent Wyoming Game and Fish Department study found evidence of 146 cases of sage grouse flying into a nearly five-mile section of...

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