Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners hosted the fifth and final public meeting on wolf reintroduction plan Wednesday, with possible plans to allow the killing of wolves the most controversial topic.
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Wolf reintroduction offers chance to support intensely endangered subspecies, wildlife advocates argue
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is still sorting out where to gather wolves for reintroduction as the first draft of its plan goes public. Some say that plan should consider the endangered Mexican gray wolf.
Opinion: The gray wolf is not a trophy to be hunted
Like many of my fellow Coloradans, I have been fortunate to have spent many days hiking and camping on our state’s magnificent public lands. I have learned from years sleeping under the open sky that the simple act of being in wilderness is an inspiring and necessary part of a life well lived. After college, […]
Opinion: Colorado passed Proposition 114 to restore wolves
Gray wolves have been missing from Colorado for almost 80 years. At one point in time, more than 2 million wolves roamed throughout our country. However, by the 1940s, wolves had been aggressively killed off by humans in most of the western United States. Now, with the passage of Proposition 114, we have the opportunity […]
Conservation groups offer alternate plan for Colorado wolf reintroduction that limits killing after livestock losses
A group of wildlife advocates is blasting Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s wolf reintroduction process, saying the intent of the voter-approved proposition has been “lost or undermined.” Since voters in November 2020 approved Proposition 114 directing the state to craft a plan and reintroduce wolves on the Western Slope by the end of 2023, CPW has […]
Judge restores protections for gray wolves across much of US
By Matthew Brown , The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont — A judge restored federal protections for gray wolves across much of the U.S. on Thursday after they were removed in the waning days of the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in Oakland, California, said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had failed to show […]
Colorado wolf pup darted and collared to help wildlife managers better understand pack’s behavior
Colorado Parks and Wildlife outfitted a female gray wolf pup with a GPS collar in North Park on Wednesday, after darting the animal with a tranquilizer from a helicopter. She is one of at least eight gray wolves in the area and the first born and collared in the state. The species was stamped out […]
Colorado wildlife officials just legalized hazing wolves. It came too late for a cowboy whose dog was killed.
A new rule adopted by Colorado wildlife officials allowing ranchers to haze wolves that get too close to livestock operations came too late for a North Park cowboy whose dog was killed last weekend by a wolf. Buster, an 8-year-old border collie, was killed by a wolf on a ranch in Jackson County in north […]
The wolves are coming. Can Coloradans meet them on common ground?
The wolves aren’t waiting. It’s been a year since mostly urban Colorado voters narrowly approved Proposition 114, a plan to reintroduce wolves to the Western Slope’s public lands — a plan with a deadline that’s still two years away. But on Dec. 19, Don Gittleson, a rancher in North Park near the Wyoming border, lost […]
Coalition seeks relisting of gray wolves in US West as states pass laws to drastically cut their numbers
By Keith Ridler, The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Wildlife advocates on Thursday petitioned federal officials to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West after Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to drastically cut their numbers. Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians and others sent the petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]