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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

1st clone of endangered species, a black-footed ferret, is “holding her own” in Fort Collins

10-week-old Elizabeth Ann is being raised at a Fish and Wildlife Service black-footed ferret breeding facility in Fort Collins. She's a genetic copy of a ferret named Willa who died in 1988.

Environment

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

Proposition 114 explained: What’s at stake with the effort to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado

The question on Colorado’s November ballot marks the first time that voters, not the federal government, would direct state wildlife managers to script a recovery plan for wolves.

Election 2020

E-bike access riling Colorado public lands users as BLM plans rule to open non-motorized trails

Thousands of comments highlight the divisive rule that requires e-bike access to all BLM and National Park Service trails used by traditional bikes.

Outdoors

Could Colorado see the return of grizzlies, wolves and wild bison? Here’s how Montanans coexist with them.

Up north, grizzlies are roaming in places they haven’t been in decades and there are enough wolves that hunters are allowed to shoot five apiece

Environment

This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.

Environment

Interior Secretary Bernhardt came home to Colorado — and the swamp monsters were waiting for him in Vail

Protest highlighted conflict over public lands policy as decision on where a new BLM agency HQ might land looms

Environment

Colorado wildlife officials are reluctant to OK gray wolf reintroduction. So advocates want voters to do it.

Colorado's Western Slope is a keystone to connect wolf populations from the Arctic to Mexico, advocates say. But ranchers, hunters expected to fight back against their reintroduction.

Outdoors

Superior weighs drilling moratorium, open space purchase to stop U.K. company’s Rocky Flats plan

Superior enlists expertise of Broomfield to fight Highlands Natural Resources' plan for 31 wells originating from the corner of Colorado 128 and McCaslin Boulevard

Energy

First efforts to revive populations of Colorado’s state fish seemed fruitless. Then the greenback cutthroat trout surprised everyone — again.

The species -- previously considered extinct -- is thriving in Herman Gulch, off Interstate 70, after initial stocking attempts now appear to be successful

Environment

Razorback sucker is the latest rare Colorado River fish to make it back from the brink of extinction

Environment