Biodiversity

Welcome to the Summit Voice biodiversity page, with links to stories and other resources about plant and animal species, hunting, fishing and other related issues and topics.

A northern goshawk in the forest near Breckenridge, Colorado. PHOTO BY JENNEY COBERLY.

Biodiversity: Amphibian decline projected to speed up

Posted on November 22, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Overlapping threats seen as ‘multiple drivers of extinction’

Global amphibian declines have been well-documented and attributed to a combination of climate change, habitat impacts from development, agriculture and other land-use factory, and the deadly chytrid fungus. Worldwide, about 30 percent of all amphibian species are listed as threatened under [...]

Biodiversity: Rare jaguar sighted in southern Arizona

Posted on November 21, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Hunter takes picture; wildlife officials confirm sighting

For the first time since 2009, an endangered jaguar has been found roaming the wilds of southern Arizona. The jaguar was photographed by a hunter last weekend. Subsequently, Arizona Game and Fish biologists confirmed the sighting and identified the cat as healthy male, weighing about  [...]

Biodiversity: Some reefs are better than others

Posted on November 16, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Scientists identify keys to coral reef protection and recovery after study dramatic recoveries in Moorea reefs

Scientists conducting a long-term study on the Pacific island of Moorea, in French Polynesia, say they’ve figured why coral reefs surrounding the island are able to discover from disturbances like cyclones and predators. [...]

Canada sidesteps polar bear protections with listing decision

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Species of special concern status doesn’t block hunting or require any critical habitat designations

Canada, home to about 60 percent of the world’s polar bears, has decided to list the Arctic predator as a species of special concern and will develop a management plan for the bears within three [...]

Biodiversity: Researchers to sequence 1,000 fungal genomes

Posted on November 8, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

International effort will help catalog an unsung group of organisms

With grant funding from the Department of Energy, researchers with the U.S. Forest Service and other institutions say they’re ready to start sequencing 1,000 fungal genomes. The five-year project is part of an effort to learn more about unsung [...]

New surveys up estimates of coral reef biodiversity

Posted on November 7, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Scientists use DNA barcodes to track ‘staggering diversity’ of world’s oceans

Cataloging species with DNA barcodes helped scientists with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History determine that the biodiversity in the world’s coral reefs has been seriously underestimated. Coral reefs are some of the most endangered habitats [...]

Watchdog and public health groups challenge the use of genetically engineered crops in National Wildlife Refuges

Posted on November 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Lawsuit claims USFWS violated environmental laws by approving use of GE crops

Environmental and watchdog groups have joined forces in a legal battle to end the cultivation of genetically engineered crops on fifty-four national wildlife refuges across the Midwest. The lawsuit — filed in the U.S. District Court for [...]

Feds eye new plan to aid endangered Colorado River fish

Posted on November 1, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Front Range, West Slope agree to provide equal amounts of water, but some West Slope stakeholders are concerned about impacts to trout fisheries

A proposal to revamp  water allotments for endangered Colorado River fish could benefit some fisheries in some streams while threatening economically valuable fisheries in other West [...]

Florida panther kitten to be released

Posted on October 31, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Rare cats imperiled by habitat fragmentation

A Florida panther kitten that was raised in a wildlife facility after its mother died will be released to the wild this week in Big Cypress National Preserve. The wild cat, identified as K304, will be set free Nov. 1 at the Burns Lake [...]

Biodiversity: Marten numbers dwindling in Sierra Nevada

Posted on October 31, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Logging may be fragmenting old-growth habitat

Martens, small but fierce mammal predators at home in old-growth Sierra Nevada forests, may be in serious decline, according to research published last week in the Journal of Wildlife Management. Biologists from Oregon State University and the U.S. Forest Service estimated that detection [...]

Orcas swim 5,000 miles for warm-water ‘spa treatment’

Posted on October 30, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

NOAA researchers document unusual long-distance killer whale migration

Killer whales from Antarctic waters may be making long-distance treks to warmer water as a type of marine mammal spa treatment, shedding skin that’s covered with diatoms and algae. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers tagged a dozen killer whales in [...]

Report details needed I-70 wildlife improvements

Posted on October 28, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Guidelines to be used for site-specific highway improvement planning

New underpasses, redesigned culverts, step-pools and other design features could help make I-70 through Summit County friendlier to wildlife and help reduce the number of costly and dangerous animal-vehicle collisions on the busy highway. In a new study released this [...]

Biodiversity: Federal Court rebukes Forest Service for failure to monitor endangered animals in Arizona and New Mexico

Posted on October 13, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Court ruling halts some grazing on national forests in Southwest

When the White River National Forest approved a new travel management plan last summer, the agency completely ignored a biological finding by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on impacts to endangered lynx in the Vail Pass area. That [...]

Colorado biologists to hold elk symposium in Steamboat

Posted on October 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Information session will address winter impacts to big game herds

After watching elk grow weak and die during last year’s record-breaking snowfall, some residents of the Steamboat Springs region decided to take matters into their own hands. They started feeding the elk, which may have saved a few individual [...]

Urban wildlife refuge planned near Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted on October 2, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Feds say new site will boost economy, help urban residents connect with nature

Working closely with local partners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the go-ahead to establish a new 570-acre wildlife refuge on the site of a former dairy farm just a few miles south of New [...]

Biodiversity: New research confirms global shark declines

Posted on September 30, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Study: ‘Widespread, substantial, and ongoing declines in the abundance of shark populations worldwide …’

Australian researchers say they’ve developed a new way of accurately measuring shark populations, and the results show the ocean predators are in big trouble on the Great Barrier Reef and around the world. “There is [...]

Sea bass fisheries collapsing in Southern California

Posted on September 27, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Over-fishing, changing ocean temps blamed for plummeting numbers as Scripps researchers unveil ‘illusion of plenty

Over-fishing and climate-driven changes in water temperature have combined to cause the collapse of two important recreational fisheries off the southern California coast in the past few decades. Barred sand bass and kelp bass [...]

Biodiversity: Is the endangered species logjam broken?

Posted on September 21, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Two Rocky Mountain conservation groups drop lawsuits

Two Rocky Mountain-based conservation groups are dismissing their endangered species lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after a related landmark case was recently settled. Rocky Mountain Wild and the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance said they will drop their claims in a [...]

Report: Biodiversity can slow the spread of pathogens

Posted on September 20, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Healthy ecosystems with all species present can slow the spread of deadly disease like the chytrid fungus that’s killing boreal toads

Species diversity may play a key role in slowing the spread of pathogens like the chytrid fungus that’s killing amphibians all over the world. “With greater diversity of [..

Biodiversity: Endangered species deal finalized

Posted on September 10, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Hundreds of species to get due process 

A federal judge this week approved a deal between conservation groups and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will help clear up a logjam of endangered species listings by setting deadlines for formal listing decisions on numerous plants and animals. Under [...]

Report says most deep-sea fishing is unsustainable

Posted on September 10, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Researchers say more resources should be devoted to managing and improving near-shore fisheries

Deep-sea fishing depletes marine biodiversity, causes profound damage on the ocean floor and should be curtailed to preserve marine resources, according to a group of scientists who published a comprehensive online study this week in the [...]

Colorado: Too many turkeys?

Posted on September 10, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

State parks and wildlife commission to consider changes to hunting regulations to reduce conflicts

Colorado’s turkey restoration program has been so successful that large flocks of the wild birds are becoming a nuisance to farmers and homeowners in parts of the state. As a result, the Colorado Parks and [...]

U.S. and France partner to protect humpback whales

Posted on September 9, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Sister sanctuary agreement will promote joint conservation and research efforts 

Whales are among the world’s great migrating species, so efforts to protect the cetaceans requires international cooperation like the new sister sanctuary agreement signed recently by the U.S. and France that will hep protect endangered humpback whales in the [...]

Restoring trout habitat, one stream at a time

Posted on September 8, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Scott Yates, of Trout Unlimited’s Western Water Project, honored for restoration work

With low stream flows and increasing temperatures taking an increasing toll on aquatic habitat in the West, restoration efforts are more important than ever. Nobody knows this better that Scott Yates, director of Trout Unlimited’s Western Water [...]

Biodiversity: Restoring giant sequoias in Yosemite

Posted on September 6, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

National Park Service eyes improved hydrology and better visitor access in plan for Mariposa Grove

A grove of giant sequoias that’s been growing for 3,000 years in Yosemite National Park may soon be even more peaceful. The National Park Service wants to restore natural streams in the area, remove [...]

Environment: Pikas still thriving in Southern Rockies

Posted on September 4, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Extensive high altitude habitat may serve as a climate refuge for tiny alpine mammals

Despite concerns about climate-change impacts, it appears that the high-alpine reaches of the southern Rockies still holds plenty of good habitat for American pikas, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study released this week. [...]

Colorado: Hungry bears spur warnings for campers, hiker

Posted on September 3, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Recent Aspen-area maulings underscore seriousness of warnings

State and federal resource managers are making a late-summer push to minimize potentially dangerous encounters between people and bears by focusing on education and outreach. “National Forests are bear country,” White River National Forest officials said in a press relase. “It’s their [...]

Global warming: California salmon under the gun

Posted on September 2, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Warmer stream temps could force resource managers to choose between fish and hydropower By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Global warming may soon force resource managers in California to choose between maintaining salmon populations or producing hydropower. That’s because warming streams could spell the end of spring-run Chinook salmon in California by the end of [...]

Biodiversity: Do lynx need wolves?

Posted on August 31, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Absence of top predators puts ecosystems awry at the expense of other species

The absence of wolves has thrown some western ecosystems out of balance at the expense of other species — including threatened Canada lynx, according to new research published this week in the  Wildlife Society Bulletin. The [...]

Feds unveil new desert tortoise recovery plan

Posted on August 30, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Conservation group says the new version still falls short of giving adequate protection to the endangered species

A new plan to protect and recover the endangered Mojave desert tortoise focuses less on mitigation and more on keeping pace with environmental changes that affect tortoise movement corridors and habitat connectivity. [...]

Colorado: Will the lynx survive?

Posted on August 8, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

State wildlife agency testing new method for monitoring wild carnivore populations on a landscape scale

If you’ve been waiting for the 2011 spring lynx kitten count from the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, don’t hold your breath. Instead if visiting individual dens to collar and count lynx, state [...]

Northern Rockies wolves facing aerial slaughter

Posted on August 4, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Congress evades Endangered Species Act; Federal judge calls Wyoming wolf deal an act of political appeasement and says it undermines the rule of law

Predator conservation in the West took a step backward this week, as the Obama administration and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead finalized an agreement that could [...]

Colorado: Can predator control stem mule deer decline?

Posted on August 2, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Public invited to Aug. 15 information session in Meeker

Colorado wildlife researchers say the deer herd in the northwestern part of the state is shriveling due to a perfect storm of severe winters, drought, predation, and increased traffic from oil and gas exploration. The decline has spurred some talk [...]

Colorado: Discarded fishing line deadly to wildlife

Posted on July 23, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Tangled remnants of monofilament can be recycled with Berkley

It’s been great fun the last couple of years watching my son’s growing enthusiasm for fishing. In the warm part of the year, it’s become an important part of our father and son time.  [...]

Biodiversity: Top predators critical to ecoystem health

Posted on July 21, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Ecosystem restoration requires re-introduction of large predators

The loss of top predators has far-reaching ecosystem impacts, including changes in vegetation, wildfire frequency, infectious diseases, invasive species, water quality and nutrient cycles, according to a team of international scientists who studied and compared those impacts across a wide range of [...]

Biodiversity: ‘Gators a key link between ecosystems

Posted on June 25, 2011 by Jenney Coberly

Colorado: Big game habitat improvement grants awarded

Posted on June 23, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Pelicans rescued from gulf oil spill nesting in Georgia

Posted on June 17, 2011 by Jenney Coberly

New Mexico ends wolf recovery partnership with feds

Posted on June 12, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: State land added to Rocky Flats wildlife refuge

Posted on June 4, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Groups seek endangered status for boreal toads

Posted on May 30, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Environment: Biologists fight new battle on Midway Atoll

Posted on May 29, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Biodiversity: Whale sharks gather in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on May 26, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: State research shows robust plover populations

Posted on May 26, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Coyotes kill pet dog in Aspen

Posted on May 22, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Biodiversity: Feds launch national plan to save bats

Posted on May 18, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Wildlife agency sets 2011 big game licenses

Posted on May 15, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Oil Spill: New study outlines global species impacts

Posted on May 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Wildlife: Feds propose de-listing Great Lakes wolves

Posted on May 13, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Wildlife: Republicans try to undermine Mexican wolf recovery

Posted on May 13, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Biodiversity: Congress challenged on wolf delisting

Posted on May 13, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado finalizes ban on hunting bears in dens

Posted on May 12, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Toxic pollution building up in dolphins and whales

Posted on May 12, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado big game poacher fined $4,000

Posted on May 6, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Biodiversity: One in four U.S. birds imperiled

Posted on May 4, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Biodiversity: Amphibians ‘not evolving fast enough’

Posted on April 29, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Environment: Last stand for the Florida panther?

Posted on April 29, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Endocrine disrupting pollutants found in sea turtles

Posted on April 25, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Peregrine falcons face new pollution threat

Posted on April 25, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Battle over polar bear habitat heats up

Posted on April 24, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado hunter fined $5,177 for killing moose

Posted on April 20, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Beluga whales get critical habitat protection in Alaska

Posted on April 19, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Humpback whale songs spread across oceans

Posted on April 18, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Give young wildlife the space it needs

Posted on April 17, 2011 by Jenney Coberly

Sea Shepherd activists to safeguard shark sanctuary

Posted on April 16, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Court upholds federal wildlife refuge hunting plan

Posted on April 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Georgia rattlesnake roundup draws criticism

Posted on April 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

More oversight needed for wildlife refuge drilling

Posted on April 8, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Biodiversity: Protection sought for dwarf seahorse

Posted on April 7, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Bats have huge value for agriculture, wild ecosystems

Posted on April 3, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Input wanted on wildlife refuge plans

Posted on March 28, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Wildlife officials release 2010 hunting stats

Posted on March 22, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Wildlife: Trouble for the endangered species program?

Posted on March 17, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

BLM’s wild horse meeting to be webcast March 10-11

Posted on March 10, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Snowmobilers harassing moose, posting videos

Posted on March 10, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

60-something albatross breeds on Midway Atoll

Posted on March 9, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Bighorn sheep make comeback in the Hayman burn area

Posted on March 9, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Feds say eastern cougar is extinct

Posted on March 8, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

4 Colorado State Parks may be repurposed as wildlife areas

Posted on March 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Wildlife: Bringing back bison in Europe

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Feds outline a new vision for wildlife refuge system

Posted on February 25, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Search for missing amphibians highlights extinction crisis

Posted on February 24, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW to explore co-op water-wildlife projects

Posted on February 23, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Snow goose festival set for Feb. 24-27

Posted on February 19, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado steps up bat monitoring during hibernation season

Posted on February 16, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado will try luring more elk hunters to the state

Posted on February 15, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

BLM releases report on controversial wild horse video

Posted on February 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Environment: Bumblebees in decline

Posted on February 13, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Wolverines face dire global warming threat

Posted on February 10, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW taking applications for habitat protection grants

Posted on February 10, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Dogs can be deadly to wildlife this time of year

Posted on February 9, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Genetic research shows steelhead, trout links

Posted on February 6, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Biodiversity: Researchers focus on turtle conservation

Posted on February 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Water bill would raid Colorado wildlife funds

Posted on February 4, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW to give update on Middle Park mule deer study

Posted on January 30, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Wildlife advocates focus on wolverines

Posted on January 25, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Wildlife agencies still mum on Peak 6 lynx impacts

Posted on January 24, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: I-70 wildlife crossing design finalized

Posted on January 24, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Baiting stations to divert elk from livestock

Posted on January 19, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

New oil rig threatens western gray whales

Posted on January 18, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Penguin power!

Posted on January 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Alpine grouse decline linked to winter recreation

Posted on January 13, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado boosts desert bighorn sheep population

Posted on January 8, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado predator control programs approved

Posted on January 7, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado considers ban on hunting bears in dens

Posted on January 7, 2011 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado Christmas bird count under way

Posted on December 22, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Breckenridge developing wildlife management plan

Posted on December 20, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Endangered mouse gets more room to roam

Posted on December 16, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Controlled burns could improve Aspen-area wildlife habitat

Posted on December 11, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Key federal wildlife agency gets new director

Posted on December 7, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW offering grants for hunting, fishing and boating

Posted on December 7, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Response to Vail Resorts’ review of gondola-bird study

Posted on December 1, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Vail biologist reviews Breck gondola bird study

Posted on December 1, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Feds designate critical habitat for polar bears

Posted on November 25, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Happy Thanksgiving: Wild turkeys thriving in Colorado

Posted on November 24, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: Illegal hunting leads to $40,000 in fines

Posted on November 20, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

3 new frog species discovered in Columbia

Posted on November 16, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado prairie dog pow-wow in Poncha Springs

Posted on November 18, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado Division of Wildlife eyes wolverine restoration

Posted on November 14, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado: I-70 wildlife website a success so far

Posted on November 9, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW buys 940-acre Grand County ranch

Posted on November 7, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Moose shootings prompt CDOW warning

Posted on November 7, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Bighorn sheep transplanted to northern Sangre de Cristos

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW to restore popular Grand Mesa trout fishery

Posted on October 10, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW seeks input on bear management plan

Posted on October 7, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Conservation a legacy of Great Depression

Posted on October 3, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Global warming may be factor in ibex decline

Posted on September 30, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW plans major Middle Park mule deer study

Posted on September 28, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Record-low Arkansas River flows threaten fishery

Posted on September 26, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Forest Service to continue Vail Pass lynx studies

Posted on September 19, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Is Obama failing at endangered species protection?

Posted on September 18, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Controversial sage-grouse hunt starts in Nevada

Posted on September 18, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Wildlife managers study Quandary mountain goats

Posted on September 15, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Biologists say lynx are back to stay in Colorado

Posted on September 17, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Ethics stressed at the start of Colorado’s big game hunt

Posted on September 6, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Wolves not helping with Yellowstone aspen regeneration

Posted on September 2, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Hunters: Don’t shoot a moose by mistake

Posted on August 28, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Report: Fatal Montana grizzly attack still a mystery

Posted on August 17, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Brook trout make comeback in Snake River

Posted on August 12, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Wildlife a priority in new Colorado gas drilling deals

Posted on August 12, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Wolves again get endangered species protection

Posted on August 10, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Global warming heat waves expected to impact birds

Posted on August 9, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW wants input on Front Range bear plan

Posted on August 7, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Summit County: Citizen naturalists needed!

Posted on August 2, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Pollution causes gender-bending in Canadian fish

Posted on August 1, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Lynx may yet get critical habitat protection in Colorado

Posted on July 30, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Forest Service closes caves & mines access to protect bats

Posted on July 27, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Grand Mesa to celebrate ‘Moose Day”

Posted on July 24, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

High season for Colorado’s biggest bat cave

Posted on July 15, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado lodgepole die-off increases elk habitat

Posted on July 13, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Bear shot after biting transient camper in Durango

Posted on July 11, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

VIDEO: A moose among us

Posted on July 6, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Sage-grouse: The paradox of hunting endangered species

Posted on July 6, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

New elk plan needs to address habitat impacts

Posted on July 4, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Foraging bear forces camping area closure near Aspen

Posted on July 2, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Wildlife: Hunting classes on tap, and the hatch is on!

Posted on June 25, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

White River National Forest must re-map lynx habitat

Posted on June 17, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Durango man fined for baiting bighorn sheep

Posted on June 14, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Crocodiles ride currents to cross oceans

Posted on June 11, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Vail Pass lynx study to be expanded next winter

Posted on June 9, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Gov. Ritter to sign wildlife crossing bill

Posted on June 8, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Breckenridge: Talks over gondola impacts continue

Posted on June 7, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Travel: A new bird-watching trail in Colorado

Posted on June 6, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Bear blog: Alberta grizzlies get more protection

Posted on June 6, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado cuts lynx recovery budget

Posted on June 1, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Changing of snowmelt, runoff timing threatens fish

Posted on May 31, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

VIDEO: An osprey lands a trout on the Blue River

Posted on May 31, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Bear blog: U.S. a global stronghold for bear populations

Posted on May 18, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Lodgepole regeneration will benefit lynx

Posted on May 17, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW has $15 million for habitat protection

Posted on May 15, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Global warming: Lizards are feeling the heat

Posted on May 14, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

The bear blog: Grizzly-Polar bear cross confirmed

Posted on May 11, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Boreal toad trackers needed

Posted on May 9, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Wildlife commission to finalize big game licenses

Posted on May 5, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Bear Blog: The tragi-comedy of Yogi Bear

Posted on April 28, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Keystone and Breckenridge are hotspots for bear trouble

Posted on April 27, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Congress to consider wildlife corridor preservation bill

Posted on April 26, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Colorado wildlife: Online elk hunting info; fish-kill update

Posted on April 25, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Separate killer whale species identified

Posted on April 24, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Bear blog: Hungry bears sighted in Breckenridge, Keystone

Posted on April 22, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Latest coral reef threat: Lionfish invasion

Posted on April 21, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Bear Blog: Polar bear research focuses on noise impacts

Posted on April 15, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Transplanted lynx treks 1,300 miles back to Canada

Posted on April 9, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Bear blog: Up close and personal with a Teton bear

Posted on April 8, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Video: Low snow could limit food for bears

Posted on April 6, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Bear Blog: Can polar bears survive climate change?

Posted on April 2, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW responds to federal sage-grouse decision

Posted on April 1, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW looking for wildlife volunteers

Posted on March 31, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

VIDEO: Colorado’s moose population expanding

Posted on March 28, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Could climate change mean more bear trouble?

Posted on March 27, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Lawmakers to vote on highway wildlife crossing bill

Posted on March 17, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Feds offer cash for private-land sage grouse conservation

Posted on March 16, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Feds challenged on greater sage-grouse ruling

Posted on March 9, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Mountain lion enters home, kills dog

Posted on March 5, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Feds: Greater sage-grouse won’t get endangered listing

Posted on March 5, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Pronghorn population boosted near Gunnison

Posted on March 4, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

PCBs suppressing immune systems of coastal dolphins

Posted on February 26, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

CDOW: Old-school tradition, high-tech information

Posted on February 24, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Greater sage-grouse listing decision due by Feb. 26

Posted on February 10, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Feds: No endangered listing for American Pika

Posted on February 8, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Reward for Summit lynx poaching information increased

Posted on February 3, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Summit lynx killed near Heeney, poaching suspected

Posted on January 27, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Blue River part of rainbow trout recovery effort

Posted on January 24, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

New Mexico lynx remain in ‘legal limbo’

Posted on January 18, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Environment: Penguins in peril

Posted on January 16, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Skiers, snowmobilers will help track lynx at Vail Pass

Posted on January 15, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Long-term survival of Colo. lynx still uncertain

Posted on January 11, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Environment: Web eco-warriors rally for habitat

Posted on January 9, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Lynx issues cross tracks with new forest trail plan

Posted on January 8, 2010 by Bob Berwyn

Lynx on ‘top-10′ list of species hit hardest by climate change

Posted on December 17, 2009 by Bob Berwyn

Feds move to protect critical habitat for polar bears

Posted on December 12, 2009 by Bob Berwyn

Group wants to end aerial gunning of coyotes

Posted on December 11, 2009 by Bob Berwyn

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Click on the logo to visit the CDOW home page.

One of the best one-stop shops for wildlife information is the Colorado Division of Wildlife, with a wealth of online information about conservation, wildlife watching, hunting and fishing.
Click here for the latest CDOW news releases.
Click here for CDOW’s video library.
Click here for CDOW’s Outdoor Journal.

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Click on the image to visit the Colorado Wildlife Federation home page.

The Colorado Wildlife Federation advocates for sustainable wildlife populations in healthy, natural habitats because they are important for their intrinsic values and for the health, enjoyment, and well-being of Colorado’s human society.
Click here to see the Colorado Wildlife Federation’s latest report: Northwest Colorado’s Wildlife Habitat Today: Are We Losing Our Wildlife Heritage?
Click here to see what the CWF is saying about Colorado’s off-highway vehicle registration program.
And here is a link to the CWF “hot topic” page.

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Click on the image to learn more about the WWF.

The World Wildlife Fund works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally.
WWF’s mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems.
Click here to see the WWF’s global Red List of endangered species.

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Click on the image for more information on greater sage-grouse.

The U.S. Department of Interior recently announced it won’t immediately list greater sage-grouse as threatened or endangered. The birds qualify for listing but will have to wait in line behind higher-priority species.
Federal and state agencies will partner with private landowners and conservation groups to develop conservation strategies in Colorado and around the inter-mountain West.
Read more here.

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Visit the CDOW pronghorn page by clicking on the image.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife recently boosted the pronghorn antelope population in the Gunnison Basin by transplanting 62 of the swift mammals from the Pueblo area.
Read more here.

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Visit the CDOW pika page by clicking on the picture.

The American Pika may be down, but not out, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which recently decided not to put the small mammals on the endangered species list just yet.
Global warming is seen as a significant threat to the Alpine zone dwellers, but scientists said there is enough habitat left across the U.S. to sustain populations.
The agency will continue to watch the pika closely. Read more.

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