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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

Fight over U.S. wolf protections goes before federal judge

Federal officials contend that wolves are resilient enough to bounce back even if their numbers drop sharply due to intensive hunting. They say protections are no longer warranted.

Environment

Biden administration backs end to wolf protections but hunting worries grow

Wolves under federal protection made a remarkable rebound in parts of the U.S. over the past several decades, after being driven from the landscape by excessive hunting and trapping in the early 1900s

Environment

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

It’s official: Colorado has its first gray wolf pups in 80 years

Two wildlife officials each spotted a litter of at least three wolf pups hanging out with their parents over the weekend

Environment

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 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

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

“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

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

Colorado’s fight over wolf reintroduction has a new battleground: parasitic poop

Colorado Parks and Wildlife found a parasite that can lead to hydatid disease in the scat of a wolf pack in Moffat County. Opponents of reintroduction call it a “major public threat” while supporters call it “not news.”

Outdoors

Opinion: Gray wolves don’t need our help at the ballot box. They’re already here.

Opinion Columns

West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction

Democratic Sen. Kerry Donovan’s bill would delay wolf management to study and fund compensation for lost livestock. It would also cancel a plan to bring back the predators if a “self-sustaining population” is confirmed.

Outdoors

Survey shows overwhelming support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado

More than 25 counties across Colorado ink resolutions opposing wolf reintroduction, even as a large majority of voters surveyed say they will vote in favor of the ballot issue in November.

Environment

Wolf supporters say they gathered 200,000 signatures, enough for reintroduction question on 2020 ballot

Opponents of Colorado wolf reintroduction are preparing a public education campaign as the battle over the animals shifts into a new gear

Outdoors

Colorado wildlife officials are investigating a pair of possible wolf sightings amid ballot push

The last confirmed Colorado wolf sightings were near Walden in 2015.

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