U.S. sued in bid to force decision on protections for gray wolves in the Rockies
The Humane Society of the United States and Center for Biological Diversity asked U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Montana to order federal officials to make a final decision
Conservation groups offer alternate plan for Colorado wolf reintroduction that limits killing after livestock losses
The intent of voters who OK’d wolf reintroduction is being “lost or undermined” by Colorado Parks and Wildlife planning process, advocacy organizations say
Wolf attacks continue on North Park cows as rancher fights for compensation and hazing methods fail
Walden rancher Don Gittleson says he’s lost three calves to wolves this spring. He’s tried wild burros, fox lights, flags and cracker shells.
New wolf attack in North Park puts cattle ranchers back on edge as reintroduction looms
The rancher will be reimbursed for the loss of the pregnant cow. Meanwhile, six protective burros were delivered to a nearby ranch that lost three cows to wolves earlier this winter.
Carman: Face it Colorado, no matter how wolves are reintroduced, there will be blood
Restoring wolves to Colorado will be more complicated — and a whole lot more expensive — than anybody anticipated back in 2020.
North Park is ground zero in Colorado’s wolf controversy. Ranchers want to know if anyone hears them.
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.
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.
Colorado wildlife officials just legalized hazing wolves. It came too late for a cowboy whose dog was killed.
Ranchers can now use rubber bullets, other methods against problem wolves, ahead of planned reintroduction to the Western Slope
The wolves are coming. Can Coloradans meet them on common ground?
Jackson County rancher who reported the first wolf kill in more than 70 years says he’s skeptical, but willing to try.
Colorado wildlife officials confirm 1st wolf kill of livestock in decades
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said Tuesday they performed a necropsy after receiving a report of a calf carcass on a ranch in North Park on Sunday
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
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.
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
Where did the wolf pack in northwest Colorado go? Its fate remains a mystery.
and return of wolves to Colorado
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?
Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting, Biden administration says
The position is an abrupt turnaround for agency officials who spent years in court defending their decision under the Obama administration to allow wolves to be hunted and trapped
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
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
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.