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.
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 […]
Discovery of gray wolf pups won’t change Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s reintroduction work
That Colorado wildlife officials have sighted gray wolf pups in Colorado – the first in the state in 80 years — will not delay or slow the state’s voter-mandated reintroduction of the predators. “The ballot measure requires the establishment of a self-sustaining population, and this pack is not a population,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman […]
Western Colorado is wary of gray wolf reintroduction. Will they have to pay for it, too?
When Colorado voters in November narrowly passed a ballot initiative to reintroduce gray wolves in western Colorado, detractors said it was a prime example of the state’s deepening rural-urban divide. It was urban voters on the Front Range who pushed the measure to passage, over the objections of rural and ranching Colorado. Now a bipartisan […]
As Colorado readies wolf-reintroduction plan, other states may step up kills
By Matthew Brown and Iris Samuels, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many […]
Colorado should go nice and slow on gray wolf reintroduction, panel says
By James Anderson, The Associated Press Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf, arguing the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate the intent of voters who approved reintroduction by the end of 2023. But the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, which must approve a plan, […]