How to help elk herds? Limit out-of-state hunters, kill more predators, some say

Figuring out how to help Southwest Colorado’s declining elk herds recover is not going to be easy. That, at least, was the take-home message from Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff at a meeting to...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado wildlife officials seek solution as elk herds decline

Hunters in Southwest Colorado say fewer elk and too many hunters in the forest ruined their favorite outdoor experience, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking solutions. At the Dolores...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local elk herds decline; Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks solution

Hunters in Southwest Colorado say fewer elk and too many hunters in the forest have ruined their favorite outdoor experience, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking solutions and wants public...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Trump administration aims to erode key conservation measures for birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a government agency tasked with protecting critical species and their habitat, is supportive of President Donald Trump weakening laws that protect migratory...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring Creek Basin wild horse plan up for revision

The wild horses of the Spring Creek Basin herd are contently grazing through a thin layer of snowpack on their 22,000-acre management area northeast of Dove Creek. To better define and support...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

What to do about Southwest Colorado’s ailing elk herds?

A series of public meetings in coming weeks will look at how to handle Southwest Colorado’s declining and ailing elk herd populations. Every 10 years or so, Colorado Parks and Wildlife revises its...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County residents meet to discuss pros, cons of wolf reintroduction

IGNACIO – Colorado may never come to a consensus about whether to reintroduce wolves, but can residents come to an understanding? In an age of fierce political divisiveness and endless volleys of...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation easement near Norwood protects wildlife

In January, the Montezuma Land Conservancy closed on a 1,332-acre conservation easement north of Norwood, adjacent to the Uncompahgre National Forest. “This property represents critical elk...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring Creek Basin wild horse plan up for revision

The wild horses of the Spring Creek Basin herd are contently grazing through a thin layer of snowpack on their 22,000-acre management area northeast of Dove Creek. To better define and support...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey shows wide support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado

A study released this week by Colorado State University researchers suggests a majority of Coloradans intend to vote for wolf reintroduction on November’s ballot. The online survey of 734 state...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mountain lion, too close for comfort, captured and sent to rehab

A 6-month-old mountain lion getting a little too close for comfort to homes and people around Vallecito was captured last weekend and sent to a rehabilitation center after wildlife officers...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sage Hen trail dropped to protect golden eagle

The San Juan National Forest has canceled an environmental analysis of a proposed motorized trail through the Sage Hen area after an active golden eagle’s nest was discovered nearby. Because the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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