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Colorado forest

Seeing the overcrowded forest for the trees

July 10, 2012
The push to thin forests while boosting timber production has created a conundrum for many conservationists, including myself, who are wary that the...
Woodland caribou

Making a home for the woodland caribou—but at what cost?

July 2, 2012
While some sort of compromise must be reached in order to ensure the health and well being of both the caribou and local residents, certain aspects...
High Park Fire

Putting the West on a low carb(on) diet

June 24, 2012
At this year's annual summer conference at the University of Colorado Law School--“A Low Carbon Energy Blueprint for the American West”--...
Endangered Species

Combatting landowners' urge to shoot, shovel and shut-up

June 20, 2012
The DOI proposes increasing voluntary incentives to ease the fears of landowners that are hesitant to provide habitat for imperiled species.
Forests, Wildlife

Who gives a hoot? FWS considers experimental removal of barred owls

June 2, 2012
The expanded range of barred owls may negatively impact the threatened northern spotted owl. Is shooting barred owls the answer?
Forests, Wildlife
NPS ranger with kids

Calling all citizen scientists

April 2, 2012
You summer hike could help scientists connect some dots.
Forest

Highlights (and lowlights) of the new Forest Service Planning Rule

March 27, 2012
Mark Squillace comments on the Final Planning Rule. While he finds important changes regarding the protection of water quality, the restoration of...
Grizzly family in YNP

Rethinking recreation in grizzly country

March 20, 2012
The stage is being set for more conflicts, and possibly more fatalities, as several factors converge within grizzly-inhabited ecosystems.
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher nest

Wildlife on working lands gets a leg up

March 11, 2012
Rural landowners in the West, and in several states back East, just got a big incentive to protect seven vulnerable species on their property....
Smokey Bear

Open season on Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl

December 11, 2011
If what we want for our young people is an economically-sustainable future, that also features clear air, potable water and healthy ecosystems, we...
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