Wildlife biologists have developed a three-phase approach to restore the wolf population that has been absent from Colorado since the 1940s
Bill would have required federal suspension of endangered species laws and allowed ranchers to kill wolves threatening livestock before wolves had “paws on the ground.”
The numbers show that wolf-killing programs are a colossal waste of taxpayer money.
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.
A Walden rancher who lost cows to wolves and a wolf advocate who teaches strategies to protect cattle tried to work together. Their falling out shows just how controversial wolves are in Colorado.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife advocates sued federal officials Tuesday after the government missed a deadline to decide if protections for gray wolves should be restored across the northern U.S. Rocky Mountains, where Republican-led states have made it easier to kill the predators. The Biden administration said in a preliminary finding last September that protections for wolves may need […]
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 […]
Don Gittleson was sitting in his pickup at 2:30 a.m. when he heard a cow and calf calling to each other, a nervous mooing and a commotion in the dark. The Walden rancher started up the engine and began wildly honking the horn as he drove through the pasture toward the noise, where he spotted […]
Wolves attacked another cow this week outside of Walden, where ranchers have been on alert since a string of attacks on cattle earlier this winter. Ranch hands at the State Line Ranch, between Walden in far northwest Colorado and the Wyoming state line, put down an 8-year-old pregnant cow after finding her bloodied and unable […]
The margin was only 1%, but the outcome was dramatic. Voters, mostly from the Front Range, endorsed Proposition 114 to reintroduce wolves in Colorado beginning in 2023. The campaigns on both sides were heated. Then, once the votes were tallied and the measure squeaked by, most city folk moved on to think about other things, […]