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Judge restores protections for gray wolves across much of US

The ruling does not directly impact wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and portions of several adjacent states that remain under state jurisdiction.

News

Ranchers in some states can shoot wolves that attack their livestock. But not in Colorado.

Attacks on cattle and dogs by wolves that migrated into northwest Colorado from Wyoming have stoked a rancher-wolf controversy sooner than expected.

Outdoors

Colorado ranch where wolves killed a cow last month reports a second attack on cattle

Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed the attack on two cows, one of which had to be euthanized. The same pack, which wandered in from Wyoming, is to blame for killing a cowboy’s dog.

News

Colorado officials hear options on how, when and where to restore gray wolves

Colorado voters last year narrowly approved a ballot initiative to reintroduce wolves on public lands in the sparsely populated Western Slope by 2023

Environment

Democratic members of Congress urge emergency protections for wolves in the West

It's been legal to hunt and trap wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies for the past decade after they rebounded from widespread extermination and federal endangered species protections were lifted

Environment

Why have gray wolves failed to gain a foothold in Colorado?

The Green River Corridor holds the promise of a pathway for gray wolves to disperse from Wyoming to Colorado. So why aren’t they using it?

Environment

Coalition seeks relisting of gray wolves in US West as states pass laws to drastically cut their numbers

The groups cite unregulated hunting, poaching and genetic problems for why the gray wolf should be listed under the Endangered Species Act

Outdoors

Wolf reintroduction happened so fast in Montana and Idaho, the states are expanding hunting. Here’s what Colorado can learn.

In Montana and Idaho, state officials are pushing to decrease the wolf population through expanded hunting seasons, night hunting and snare traps.

Environment

Colorado’s first gray wolf pack since 1940s now has 6 pups

Gray wolves were hunted, trapped and poisoned into extermination in Colorado in the 1940s.

News

Discovery of gray wolf pups won’t change Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s reintroduction work

Wildlife officials say the confirmation of the first wolf family in Colorado since the 1940s will help biologists establish more gray wolves in the state.

Outdoors

Western Colorado is wary of gray wolf reintroduction. Will they have to pay for it, too?

The current funding plan for gray wolf reintroduction would rely on license fees paid by hunters and anglers, many of whom live in the western Colorado communities that opposed Proposition 114.

Politics and Government

Citizen group asks Rangely, Rio Blanco County to invoke “Constitutional Sanctuary”status

County attorney is reviewing the resolution for "unintended consequences." Meanwhile, the board governing the northwest Colorado county declared sanctuary status to protect itself from wolf reintroduction.

Politics and Government

As Colorado readies wolf-reintroduction plan, other states may step up kills

Wildlife managers in the West say wolves are being used to stoke political outrage in the same way Second Amendment gun rights were used in recent elections to raise fears Democrats would restrict firearms.

Environment

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 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

Groups ask federal court to restore protections for gray wolves

The groups that filed Thursday's lawsuits said continued protections are needed so wolf populations can continue to expand in Colorado, California and other states

Environment

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

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of U.S.

Colorado voters will decide next week whether to reintroduce gray wolves in the state

Environment
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