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Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Federal judge’s ruling ends Colorado’s plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions in Upper Arkansas River Basin

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s nine-year project called for killing half the mountain lion population to study impacts on dwindling mule deer herds between Leadville and Salida

Outdoors

All state parks in Colorado will get electric vehicle charging stations in deal with EV maker Rivian

Rivian will install the stations at each of Colorado’s 42 state parks at no charge, as state officials move to expand electric grid needed for changeover from gas to electric cars

Outdoors

Colorado wildlife officials use helicopter to transport and study pregnant elk near Aspen

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's study of survival rates of calves under a year old among herds across the state focuses how human recreation may be influencing the behavior of elk.

Outdoors

Colorado hunter banned from 48 states after poaching spree

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said hearing examiner Steven Cooley decided last week to permanently suspend hunting privileges for Iniki Vike Kapu

Crime and Courts

Colorado should go nice and slow on gray wolf reintroduction, panel says

It will take time to ensure that scientists and ranchers, wildlife activists and the rural Western Slope counties where wolves will be reintroduced all have a say on the divisive issue

Outdoors

Colorado wants to put electric vehicle charging stations in every state park. Now it must find funding.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife officials support environmental groups who want a vast expansion of electrical hookups at the very spots most threatened by climate change

Environment

Colorado wildlife officials will track, study travel patterns of gray wolves coming into the state

Contractors for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife chased a 4-year-old wolf into Wyoming, where they were able to subdue it and affix a tracking collar

Environment

As Colorado backcountry use soars, Vail Pass’ fee model could be a way to manage the crush

Dangerous avalanche conditions, combined with high backcountry use, create a busy season for managers of public lands.

Outdoors

Colorado state parks report record high visitation rates in 2020

The record figure is about 53% higher than the agency's 2013-14 fiscal year, when 11.9 million visitors were counted at the 41 state parks

Outdoors

“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties

While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.

Outdoors

Mitigation “bank” near Greeley will offset wetland damage, meet Clean Water Act rules

For the first time in 20 years, a new Clean Water Act mitigation bank breaks ground on the Front Range

Environment

“Intentional discharge of an aimed firearm” leads to rare criminal charges in Colorado death of hunter

Suspect Harry Watkins was “horrified” after fatally shooting his hunting buddy, Simon Howell, in Grand County. “It was reasonable to fire,” Watkins’ attorney says.

Outdoors

Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins planning for wolf reintroduction

Voters in metropolitan Denver and Boulder counties, who won't be directly affected by any reintroduction, strongly supported the initiative, with rural voters casting ballots against it

Election 2020

It’s official: Voters decide to reintroduce wolves in Colorado

Proposition 114 passed as a flurry of Front Range-votes widened the initiative’s margin of victory, paving the way for the animals’ return to the Western Slope.

Election 2020

“We knew it would be tight”: Colorado wolf reintroduction riding on razor-thin vote margin

Proposition 114’s lead on Wednesday was hovering just above the automatic trigger for a recount. Opponents of the measure call the tight race “a moral victory.”

Election 2020

Coloradans are barely howling for the reintroduction of gray wolves

Proposition 114 measure would be the first time voters -- not federal wildlife biologists -- directed wildlife officials to reintroduce a species. But biologists think wolves are already in northwest Colorado.

Election 2020

2020’s wildfire season is historic, charring more acres than any year before. But Colorado has a complicated past with its forests.

Drought, 20th century practices and increased human-nature relationships also contribute to this year’s destruction

Wildfire

Colorado River cutthroat trout restored to Hermosa Creek near Durango

Some estimates show cutthroats are now found in just 14% of their historic natural habitat

Outdoors

Opinion: If we’re going to reintroduce wolves, we better figure out how

Opinion Columns

Kill fish to save fish: Behind Colorado’s effort to revive the Rio Grande cutthroat trout

The multi-agency project to restore the native species has been years in the making. But the optics still can be shocking.

Environment
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