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External Affairs staff in the Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides support to the regional office and field stations to communicate and faciliate information about the Service's programs to the public, media, Congress, Tribes, partners, and other stakeholders in the 8-state region.

 

October 23, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Protects Two Prairie Butterfly Species Under Endangered Species Act

 

October 17, 2014
National Elk Refuge Trumpeter Swan Survey Results

 

October 15, 2014
Denver Joins U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Urban Bird Treaty

 

October 2, 2014
Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Receives Federal Protection under the Endangered Species Act

 

September 26, 2014
Service Launches "Ferret Cam" to Celebrate Endangered Species Recovery Efforts

 

September 23, 2014
Service Invites Additional Comments on ESA Proposals for Two Prairie Butterflies

 

September 15, 2014
Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $35 Million in Grants to Boost State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts

 

September 11, 2014
Service Revises Critical Habitat Designation for Canada Lynx Under the Endangered Species Act

 

September 11, 2014
Walk for Wilderness at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery

 

September 4, 2014
Black-footed Ferrets are Back Home on Colorado's Northern Prairie

 

September 3, 2014
50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: Standing Tress and the Many Faces of Wilderness

 

August 28, 2014
Service Expands Urban Conservation Program: New Metro Denver Project Will Help Restore Community, Teach Kids, Restore Ties to Nature

 

August 26, 2014
Guides Guilty in Hunting Conspiracy

 

August 25, 2014
Conservation Agreement Amendment Allows U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Remove Least Chub from the Candidate Species List

 

August 19, 2014
Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act Due to Collaborative Partnerships

 

August 15, 2014
Service, Ducks Unlimited, Honor Conservation Hero

 

August 14, 2014
Service Releases Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

 

August 14, 2014
Service Proposes Designation of Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

 

August 14, 2014
Return of the Native

 

August 13, 2014
Service Offers Online Information Sessions On Proposal to List Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered

 

August 12, 2014
Service Determines Wolverine Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act

 

August 5, 2014
$1,000 Offered for Information on Arson Fires Set at Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge

 

August 5, 2014
Conservation Agreement Allows U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Withdraw Proposed Rule to List Graham’s and White River Beardtongues

 

August 4, 2014
Big Game Hunting Guide Pleads Guilty In Illegal Mountain Lion Hunting

 

August 4, 2014
Biologists Catch First Glimpse of Condor Chick in Utah

 

August 4, 2014
Leadville National Fish Hatchery Celebrates 125th Anniversary

 

July 30, 2014
Two Educational Programs Scheduled for Early August at National Elk Refuge

 

July 29, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Black-footed Ferret Recovery Coordinator Receives Special Achievement Award

 

July 25, 2014
New Policy Proposed to Benefit At-Risk Wildlife, Provide Credits to Landowners Taking Voluntary Conservation Actions

 

July 21, 2014
Tribes Strengthen Wildlife Conservation Efforts through Game & Fish Law Enforcement Officer Training

 

July 18, 2014
Black-footed Ferret Conservationists Honored in Colorado

 

July 17, 2014
Shed Feathers Promise New Insights into Sage-grouse Populations

 

July 17, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides $5.6 Million in Grants to 12 States for Conservation Projects

 

July 15, 2014
Long-billed Curlew on the Move

 

July 14, 2014
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge Improves Wildlife Viewing

 

July 9, 2014
National Elk Refuge to Participate in Plein Air Event

 

July 8, 2014
Bi-weekly Bird Count Takes Flight at Ouray National Wildlife Refuge

 

July 2, 2014
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Launches Greater Sage-grouse Website

 

July 2, 2014
National Elk Refuge Bison Hunting Permit Application Period to Open in Mid-July

 

July 1, 2014
Report Shows Declining Trend in Prairie Pothole Wetlands

 

June 30, 2014
Service Reopens Comment Period on Proposal to List the Northern Long-eared Bat as an Endangered Species

 

June 24, 2014
U.S Trade Representative Fights Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

 

June 19, 2014
Service Announces Draft Economic Analysis, Draft Environmental Assessment for Revised Canada Lynx Critical Habitat

 

June 19, 2014
Lorrie Beck Recognized for Creating Outstanding Outdoor Recreation Experiences

 

June 12, 2014
USFWS Asks Public to Share the Beach with the Piping Plover

 

June 12, 2014
Annual Watershed Festival Connects Montana Families with Nature

 

June 11, 2014
Got Invasives? Get Goats! Bpzeman FTC Uses Domestic Goats to Target Invasive Weeds

 

June 9, 2014
Service Determines New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Warrants Protection Under ESA

 

June 5, 2014
Conservation Groups & MTFWP Offer Rewards for Information on Grizzly Bear Shooting

 

June 5, 2014
Utah's First Condor Chick? - Could be the First in the State Since Reintroduction

 

May 22, 2014
Obama Administration Announces $6.7 Million to Hire Young People to Work on Public Lands Across the Nation

 

June 3, 2014
Reward for Information on Grizzly Bear Shooting

 

May 22, 2014
Obama Administration Announces $6.7 Million to Hire Young People to Work on Public Lands Across the Nation

 

May 16, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces 2013 Endangered Species Recovery Champions

 

May 6, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Short Extension of Final Decision on Listing the Gunnison Sage-Grouse

 

May 5, 2014
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Celebrates International Migratory Bird Day

 

May 5, 2014
Service Announces Draft Economic Analysis, Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Conservation Agreement for Graham's Beardtongue and White River Beardtongue

 

May 1, 2014
Service Completes Wyoming Ranch Management Conservation Agreement for the Greater Sage-grouse

 

April 22, 2014
New Report: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat Restoration Programs Create 3,973 New Jobs, Pump $327.7 Million into Local Economies

 

April 4, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Agencies Release 2013 Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Population Numbers

 

April 2, 2014
Service Provides More Than $47 Million in Grants to States, Territories for Sensitive, Imperiled Species

 

April 1, 2014
Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Winners of the 2014 Colorado Junior Duck Stamp Contest

 

March 27, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists Lesser Prairie-Chicken as Threatened Species and Finalizes Special Rule Endorsing Landmark State Conservation Plan

 

March 26, 2014
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Approves $61 Million to Conserve 205,000 Acres of North American Wetlands

 

March 24, 2014
Conservation Organizations Join Forces to Support Conservation in the Prairies

 

March 18, 2014
White House Honors "Champions of Change" for Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

 

March 12, 2014
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Draft Economic Analysis and Draft Environmental Assessment for the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle

 

March 3, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Availability of the Final Revised Recovery Plan for the Pallid Sturgeon

 

February 28, 2014
Eagle Take Permits Related to Construction Projects in Colorado

 

February 12, 2014
Service Extends Final Decisions on Listing Gunnison Sage-Grouse & Critical Habitat

 

February 7, 2014
Service Reopens Comment Period on Wolf Proposal

 

February 6, 2014
Colorado Flood Recovery Efforts Not Delayed by Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse

 

January 21, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex

 

January 16, 2014
A Interior Secretary Honors Four Fish and Wildlife Conservation Partnerships with Major Award

 

January 14, 2014
A Look Back at the U.S. Ivory Crush

 

January 8, 2014
Patch Work: Endangered Species Get a Boost from Boy Scouts of America

 

January 8, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States For FY 2014 Endangered Species Grants

 

January 1, 2014
CONSERVATION THROUGH THE ARTS

 

December 30, 2013
Kids, Get Your Paintbrushes, Pens and Pencils Out for the Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest!

 

December 19, 2013
Endangered Species Act Turns 40 on December 28

 

December 17, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Deadline for Final Listing Decision for the North American Wolverine Under Endangered Species Act

 

December 17, 2013
Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comment on Draft Range-Wide Lesser Prairie-Chicken Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances

 

November 21, 2013
New Report Reveals Continuing Coastal Wetlands Losses in U.S.

 

November 19, 2013
Landmark Study Reveals Low National Rate of Frog Abnormalities on Wildlife Refuges

 

November 15, 2013
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announces No Fish Hatchery Closures This Year, Issues Report Highlighting Ongoing Budget Challenges

 

November 14, 2013
U.S. Destroys Confiscated Ivory Stockpile, Sends Message that Wildlife Trafficking, Elephant Poaching Must be Crushed

 

November 5, 2013
National Wildlife Refuges Support Over 35,000 Jobs, Pump $2.4 Billion into Local Communities

 

November 1, 2013
Service Announces Public Hearings for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse

 

October 29, 2013
Service Completes and Initiates Use of Black-footed Ferret Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement

 

October 25, 2013
Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed for Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

 

October 24, 2013
Service Extends Comment Periods for Gray and Mexican Wolf Proposals, Reschedules Public Hearings, Adds Hearing in Arizona

 

October 23, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Butterflies

 

October 23, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endorses Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan

 

October 17, 2013
Rare Utah Beetle No Longer Warrants Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

 

October 17, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Postpones Denver Public Hearing on Gray Wolf Proposed Rule

 

October 17, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Re-Opens Following Government Shutdown

 

October 3, 2013
Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Proposed for Federal Protections

 

September 25, 2013
Revised Critical Habitat Designation for Canada Lynx Proposed under the Endangered Species Act

 

September 23, 2013
Weathering the Perfect Storm in the Grasslands of the Northern Great Plains

 

September 18, 2013
Service Announces Draft Economic Analysis and Draft Environmental Assessment for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse

 

September 16, 2013
Get Your Goose On! (at a National Wildlife Refuge)

 

September 10, 2013
Explore Your National Wildlife Refuges: October 13-19, 2013

 

September 9, 2013
New Project Leader Announced for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Complex National Wildlife Refuge

 

August 26, 2013
WAFWA and USFWS Advance sage-grouse conservation through funding for science projects

 

August 16, 2013
$5.1 Million in Service Grants to Help Species of Greatest Conservation Need in 11 States

 

August 6, 2013
Using Fire to Save a Toad

 

August 5, 2013
Service Proposes to List Two Rare Western Plants as Threatened Species, Extend Critical Habitat Protections

 

July 22, 2013
Veazie Dam Removal Highlights Importance of Fish Passage Projects

 

July 19, 2013
Colorado Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Receives "Partner of the Year" Award from Colorado Ducks Unlimited

 

July 15, 2013
Service Announces Six-Month Extension for Endangered Species Listing Determination and Designation of Critical Habitat for Gunnison Sage-Grouse

 

July 12, 2013
Duck Populations Still Strong, Say 2013 Duck Breeding Population Estimates

 

July 12, 2013
Cooperative Agreement Preserves Habitat in Nebraska

 

July 9, 2013
Service Boosts State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts with $32 Million in Grants

 

July 2, 2013
DOI and USDA Highlight Successes of Protecting Bird Habitat on Private Lands

 

June 27, 2013
Service Awards Grants to 28 States for Work on Deadly Bat Disease

 

June 18, 2013
Tiny Catfish Hangs On In Kansas

 

June 7, 2013
Successful Recovery Efforts Prompt Service Proposal to Delist Gray Wolf

 

June 4, 2013
Service Proposes to Revise Critical Habitat For the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle

 

June 4, 2013
Help Us Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day Colorado 2013

 

May 24, 2013
Spring Releases for Endangered Fish a "No Go" This Year

 

May 23, 2013
Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse Retains Protections Under Endangered Species Act

 

May 20, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Investigates Bald Eagle Shooting

 

May 20, 2013
Service to Extend Public Comment Period for a Supplement to the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Demographic Recovery Criteria

 

May 17, 2013
Bob Danley Selected as USFWS Nominee for American Recreation Coalition's Beacon Award

 

May 16, 2013
Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Approval of 1 Million to Conserve Migratory Bird Habitat in Wyoming

 

May 16, 2013
Fish & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Award Winners

 

May 14, 2013
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Partners Celebrate Endangered Species Day

 

May 8, 2013
Service Estimates Economic Impacts and Releases Draft Environmental Assessment of Critical Habitat Designation for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot

 

May 6, 2013
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Celebrates International Migratory Bird Day

 

May 6, 2013
Service Reopens Comment Period on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Listing Proposal

 

May 3, 2013
Service Announces Availability of Amendment to Conservation Agreement for Utah Invertebrate

 

May 2, 2013
Service Opens Comment Period on Draft Conservation Strategy for NCDE Grizzly Bear Population

 

April 22, 2013
National Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest Winners Chosen

 

April 12, 2013

Service & State Agencies Release 2012 Annual Report for Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf

 

April 11, 2013

Finding of No Significant Impact for the Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Richardson Flat Tailings Site, Park City, Utah

 

April 3, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service Make Progress on Proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas

 

March 28, 2013

USFWS And 4H Award 2013 Youth Conservation Award to Environmental Day Camp in Colorado

 

March 26, 2013

Rising to the Challenge of Climate Change

 

March 25, 2013

USFWS Releases Report to Help Guide Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Objectives

 

March 21, 2013

State Wildlife Agencies to Receive $882 Million for Critical Conservation Projects

 

March 15, 2013

Arrests Made in Multi-State Paddlefish "Caviar" Trafficking Operation

 

March 15, 2013

USFWS Opens Comment Period on Draft Recovery Plan for Endangered Pallid Sturgeon

 

March 13, 2013

Operation Rolling Thunder Rolls up 11 Convictions for Eagle Take/Trafficking

 

February 18, 2013
Lahood, Salazar, Hickenlooper Announce $1.7 Million Grant for Key Portion of Rocky Mountain Greenway

 

February 14, 2013
Colorado Outfitter Sentenced to Prison for Six Lacey Act Violations


February 14, 2013

USFWS Agents Secure $85,000 in Restitution for Endangered Whooping Crane Killing

 

February 13, 2013
Operation Rolling Thunder Rolls Up 11 Convictions for Eagle Take/Trafficking

 

February 12, 2013
USFWS Announces Annual Endangered Species Youth Art Contest


February 5, 2013

Sage Grouse International Launches Groundbreaking New Report

 

February 1, 2013

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposed to List Wolverine as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

 

January 29, 2013

A Rocky Mountain Success Story: Canada Lynx

 

January 24, 2013

Matt Hogan Named Deputy Regional Director for Mountain-Prairie Region of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

January 17, 2013

Landmark Publication Celebrates 75 Years of Conservation and Partnership Success Through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program

 

January 14, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Begins Commemoration of 40th Anniversary of Endangered Species Act

 

January 10, 2013

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Listing Gunnison Sage-Grouse Under Endangered Species Act

 

January 3, 2013

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Identifies Important Habitat for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

 

  • December 31, 2012

    America's Great Outdoors: Secretary Salazar, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announce Expanded Conservation at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge

     

    November 30, 2012

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Initiates Process to Consider Lesser Prairie-Chicken as Threatened Species Under the Endangered Species Act

     

    November 28, 2012

    Professional Hunter Pleads Guilty to Lacey Act Violation in Kansas

     

    November 21, 2012

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Protection

     

    November 21, 2012

    A Win for Both People and Birds in the San Luis Valley

     

    November 19, 2012

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Conduct Public Meetings for Proposed Conservation Easement Program in Bear River Watershed

     

    November 13, 2012

    Reward for Information on Golden Eagle Shooting

     

    November 6, 2012

    Habitat & Population Evaluation Teams Complete Analysis of 25th Year of Four-Square-Mile Survey Data

     

    November 6, 2012

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides Notice of Availability for Richardson Flat Tailing Site Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment

     

     

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  • October 23, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Protects Two Prairie Butterfly Species Under Endangered Species Act

     

    October 15, 2014
    Denver Joins U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Urban Bird Treaty

     

    October 3, 2014
    Service Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Land Exchange at Wick Wildlife Habitat Management Area in Carbon County, Wyoming

     

    October 2, 2014
    Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Receives Federal Protection under the Endangered Species Act

     

    October 1, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Determines ESA Protection for the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout is Not Warranted

     

    September 26, 2014
    Service Announces $900,000 in Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grants

     

    September 26, 2014
    Service Launches "Ferret Cam" to Celebrate Endangered Species Recovery Efforts

     

    September 23, 2014
    Service Invites Additional Comments on ESA Proposals for Two Prairie Butterflies

     

    September 18, 2014
    National Wildlife Refuge Week is October 12-18, 2014

     

    September 15, 2014
    Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $35 Million in Grants to Boost State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts

     

    September 11, 2014
    Service Revises Critical Habitat Designation for Canada Lynx Under the Endangered Species Act

     

    September 9, 2014
    Public Comment Opportunity Available for National Elk Refuge Draft Management Plan

     

    September 3, 2014
    Service Announces Revised Draft Bull Trout Recovery Plan and Public Comment Period

     

    August 28, 2014
    Service Expands Urban Conservation Program: New Metro Denver Project Will Help Restore Community, Teach Kids, Restore Ties to Nature

     

    August 26, 2014
    Service Releases Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex

     

    August 25, 2014
    Conservation Agreement Amendment Allows U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Remove Least Chub from the Candidate Species List

     

    August 19, 2014
    Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act Due to Collaborative Partnerships

     

    August 14, 2014
    Service Releases Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

     

    August 14, 2014
    Service Proposes Designation of Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

     

    August 13, 2014
    Service Offers Online Information Sessions On Proposal to List Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered

     

    August 12, 2014
    Service Determines Wolverine Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act

     

    August 5, 2014
    $1,000 Offered for Information on Arson Fires Set at Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge

     

    August 5, 2014
    Conservation Agreement Allows U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Withdraw Proposed Rule to List Graham’s and White River Beardtongues

     

    August 4, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for Proposed Annual Funding Agreement with Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

     

    July 25, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Shooting Range at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska

     

    July 21, 2014
    Tribes Strengthen Wildlife Conservation Efforts through Game & Fish Law Enforcement Officer Training

     

    July 17, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides $5.6 Million in Grants to 12 States for Conservation Projects

     

    July 2, 2014
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Launches Greater Sage-grouse Website

     

    July 1, 2014
    Report Shows Declining Trend in Prairie Pothole Wetlands

     

    June 30, 2014
    Service Reopens Comment Period on Proposal to List the Northern Long-eared Bat as an Endangered Species

     

    June 12, 2014
    Coordinated Reservoir Releases for Endangered Fish Not Needed this Spring

     

    June 9, 2014
    Service Determines New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Warrants Protection Under ESA

     

    June 5, 2014
    Conservation Groups & MTFWP Offer Rewards for Information on Grizzly Bear Shooting

     

    June 5, 2014
    Utah's First Condor Chick? - Could be the First in the State Since Reintroduction

     

    June 3, 2014
    Reward for Information on Grizzly Bear Shooting

     

    May 29, 2014
    Black-footed Ferrets One Step Closer to Finding New Homes in Colorado

     

    May 16, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces 2013 Endangered Species Recovery Champions

     

    May 6, 2014
    Bald Eagle Shot Near New Effington, South Dakota

     

    May 5, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Revises Critical Habitat for the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle

     

    May 1, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Completion of National Wetlands Database and Interactive Mapping Tool

     

    April 25, 2014
    Service Helps Recover At-Risk Species at National Wildlife Refuges in Colorado, Utah & Wyoming

     

    April 14, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comments on a Proposed Shooting Range on the El Dorado State Park in El Dorado, Kansas

     

    April 4, 2014
    Service Extends Comment Period on Thurston Energy's Proposed Oil and Gas Wells on Ouray National Wildlife Refuge in Uintah County, Utah

     

    April 4, 2014
    Service Extends Comment Period on Ultra Resources' Proposed Oil and Gas Wells on Ouray National Wildlife Refuge in Uintah County, Utah

     

    March 26, 2014
    Video of Fire Whirl Captured During Routine Prescribed Fire at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

     

    March 25, 2014
    Secretary Jewell Announces $1.1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies from Excise Taxes on Anglers, Hunters, and Boaters

     

    March 10, 2014
    Service Seeks Comments on Ultra Resources' Proposed Oil and Gas Wells on Ouray National Wildlife Refuge in Uintah County, Utah

     

    March 10, 2014
    Service Seeks Comments on Thurston Energy's Proposed Oil and Gas Wells on Ouray National Wildlife Refuge in Uintah County, Utah

     

    February 28, 2014
    Service Finalizes Range-wide Conservation Agreement to Aid Lesser Prairie-Chicken on Oil and Gas Lands

     

    February 12, 2014
    Reward For Information On Golden Eagle Shooting

     

    February 7, 2014
    Service Announces Availability of the Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Wyoming Toad

     

    February 4, 2014
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Deadline for Final Listing Decision for the North American Wolverine Under Endangered Species Act

     

    January 28, 2014
    Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Public Comment Period on Special Rule under Endangered Species Act for Lesser Prairie-Chicken (189KB PDF)

     

    January 10, 2014
    Sources of Water for Endangered Fishes in the Colorado River

     

    December 20, 2013
    U.S. Service Announces Availability of the Final Revised Recovery Plan for the Black-footed Ferret

     

    December 17, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Will Offer Additional Public Comment Period on Proposed Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Butterflies

     

    December 10, 2013
    Service Proposes Special Rule under Endangered Species Act Endorsing Landmark State Conservation Plan for Lesser Prairie-Chicken (PDF)

     

    December 3, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife to Hold Public Meetings Regarding Eagle Take Permitting on the Chokecherry-Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project

     

    November 26, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Comment Period on Proposal to List the Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered

     

    November 25, 2013
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Initiate Status Review of Arctic Grayling

     

    November 18, 2013
    Service to Host Public Hearing for Gray and Mexican Wolf Proposals in Denver Tomorrow

     

    November 13, 2013
    The Gunnison's Prairie Dog Does Not Require the Protections of the Endangered Species Act

     

    November 13, 2013
    Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge will amend their 15 year Comprehensive Conservation Plan to decide appropriate public use on newly acquired 1490 acres

     

    November 12, 2013
    Bald Eagle Shot Near Strandburg, South Dakota

     

    October 30, 2013
    Service Reopens Comment Period for Proposed Listing of North American Wolverine Under Endangered Species Act

     

    October 28, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Granada State Wildlife Area Disposal

     

    October 21, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Public Comment Period for Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

     

    October 17, 2013
    Rocky Mountain Arsenal & Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuges to Reopen Today

     

    October 17, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Status for the Northern Long-eared Bat; Listing Not Warranted for Eastern Small-footed Bat

     

    September 30, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Granada State Wildlife Area Disposal

     

    September 27, 2013
    Service Proposes to List Red Knot as a Threatened Species Under the Endangered Species Act

     

    September 27, 2013
    Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge Bison Roundup Postponed Again

     

    September 23, 2013
    Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge Bison Roundup Postponed

     

    September 18, 2013
    Service Announces Draft Economic Analysis and Draft Environmental Assessment for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse

     

    September 16, 2013
    Get Your Goose On! (at a National Wildlife Refuge)

     

    September 12, 2013
    Denver Metro Wildlife Refuges Closed to Public Today Due to Weather

     

    August 13, 2013
    Arizona-Utah Plant Receives Endangered Species Act Protection

     

    August 5, 2013
    Service Proposes to List Two Rare Western Plants as Threatened Species, Extend Critical Habitat Protections

     

    August 1, 2013
    Kansas - Professional Hunter Sentenced for Violation of Federal Probation

     

    July 22, 2013
    Veazie Dam Removal Highlights Importance of Fish Passage Projects

     

    July 22, 2013
    Service Approves Vermejo Park Ranch CCAA and Will Issue an Enhancement of Survival Permit for Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

     

    July 19, 2013
    Colorado Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Receives "Partner of the Year" Award from Colorado Ducks Unlimited

     

    July 15, 2013
    Service Announces 6 Month Extension for Endangered Species Listing Determination and Designation of Critical Habitat for Gunnison Sage-Grouse

     

    July 15, 2013
    Service to hold public meetings for comprehensive conservation plans for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (en Español)

     

    July 9, 2013
    Service Boosts State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts with $32 Million in Grants

     

    July 8, 2013
    Service Announces a 6-Month Extension of the Final Listing Determination for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken

     

    July 3, 2013
    Service, Partners to Provide $12 Million to Undertake Fish Habitat Conservation Projects in 27 States

     

    June 27, 2013
    Service Awards Grants to 28 States for Work on Deadly Bat Disease

     

    June 19, 2013
    Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection with Critical Habitat for the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

     

    June 17, 2013
    USFWS, NPS Extend Public Comment Period on Draft Plan for Proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas

     

    June 7, 2013
    Successful Recovery Efforts Prompt Service Proposal to Delist Gray Wolf

     

    June 5, 2013
    Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Approves Acquisition of 9,000 Acres of Wetlands for National Wildlife Refuge System

     

    June 4, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Revise Critical Habitat For the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle

     

    June 4, 2013
    Help Us Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day Colorado 2013

     

    May 24, 2013
    Spring Releases for Endangered Fish a "No Go" This Year

     

    May 23, 2013
    Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse Retains Protections Under Endangered Species Act

     

    May 20, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Investigates Bald Eagle Shooting

     

    May 20, 2013
    Service to Extend Public Comment Period for a Supplement to the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Demographic Recovery Criteria

     

    May 16, 2013
    Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Approval of 1 Million to Conserve Migratory Bird Habitat in Wyoming

     

    May 16, 2013
    Fish & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Award Winners

     

    May 14, 2013
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Partners Celebrate Endangered Species Day

     

    May 8, 2013
    Service Estimates Economic Impacts and Releases Draft Environmental Assessment of Critical Habitat Designation for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot

     

    May 6, 2013
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Celebrates International Migratory Bird Day

     

    May 6, 2013
    Service Reopens Comment Period on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Listing Proposal

     

    May 3, 2013
    Service Announces Availability of Amendment to Conservation Agreement for Utah Invertebrate

     

    May 2, 2013
    US Fish & Wildlife Service Opens Comment Period on a draft Conservation Strategy for the Northern Continental Divide Grizzly Bear Population

     

    April 26, 2013
    Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance

     

    April 25, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces New Winner of 2013 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

     

    April 23, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for the Black-footed Ferret

     

    April 22, 2013

    Draft Conservation Plan Released for Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

     

    April 22, 2013

    National Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest Winners Chosen

     

    April 18, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Hold an Open House Regarding Step-Down Management Plans for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex

     

    April 12, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Agencies Release 2012 Annual Report for Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Population

     

    April 11, 2013

    Finding of No Significant Impact for the Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Richardson Flat Tailings Site, Park City, Utah

     

    April 3, 2013

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service Make Progress on Proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas

     

    March 29, 2013

    Prescribed Burning Planned at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

     

    March 28, 2013

    Minnesota Man Sentenced to Restore Federally Protected Wetland Basin

     

    March 25, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Report to Help Guide Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Objectives

     

    March 21, 2013

    State Wildlife Agencies to Receive $882 Million for Critical Conservation Projects

     

    March 15, 2013

    Arrests Made in Multi-State Paddlefish "Caviar" Trafficking Operation

     

    March 15, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Opens Comment Period on Draft Recovery Plan for Federally Endangered Pallid Sturgeon

     

    March 13, 2013
    Operation Rolling Thunder Rolls Up 11 Convictions for Eagle Take/Trafficking

     

    March 12, 2013
    USFWS Investigates Bald Eagle Shooting, Reward for Information

     

    March 7, 2013
    USFWS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Listing of Gunnison Sage-Grouse

     

    March 5, 2013
    USFWS Seeks Public Comments on Disposal of the Castle Dale Upland Bird Management Unit in Emery County, Utah

     

    March 4, 2013
    USFWS Seeks Input from Public on Issues Associated with a Proposal for Oil and Gas Exploration on Ouray NWR

     

    February 18, 2013
    Lahood, Salazar, Hickenlooper Announce $1.7 Million Grant for Key Portion of Rocky Mountain Greenway

     

    February 7, 2013

    Environmental Assessement and Draft Greater Sage-Grouse Umbrella Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for Wyoming Ranch Management

     

    February 6, 2013

    Endangered Species Bulletin Commences 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

     

    February 1, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposed to List Wolverine as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

     

    January 31, 2013

    Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Announces Release of Draft Environmental Assessment Regarding the Removal of Non-native Cutthroat Trout

     

    January 31, 2013

    Clint Riley Named Assistant Regional Director for Migratory Birds and State Programs for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mountain-Prairie Region

     

    January 24, 2013

    Matt Hogan Named Deputy Regional Director for Mountain-Prairie Region of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

     

    January 22, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Extend Public Comment Period for Black-footed Ferret Safe Harbor Agreement

     

    January 22, 2013

    Will Meeks Named Assistant Regional Director for Refuges of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mountain-Prairie Region

     

    January 17, 2013

    Landmark Publication Celebrates 75 Years of Conservation and Partnership Success Through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program

     

    January 16, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Host Three Public Meetings to Obtain Comments on Listing Proposal for Gunnison Sage-Grouse

     

    January 16, 2013

    Conservation Through the Arts: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Invites Colorado K-12 Students to Participate in Free Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition

     

    January 14, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Begins Commemoration of 40th Anniversary of Endangered Species Act

     

    January 10, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Piceance State Wildlife Area Property Exchange near Meeker, Colorado

     

    January 10, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comments on the Marcotte Game Production Area Disposal of the Marcotte Tract, Meade County, South Dakota

     

    January 10, 2013

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Listing Gunnison Sage-Grouse Under Endangered Species Act


    January 4, 2013
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Identifies Important Habitat for Recovery of Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

     

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