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The release of 10 wild bison on open space marked the return of wild bison to the Colorado prairie after about 150 years' absence. Photo by Garrit Voggesser

Wild Bison Return to the Colorado Prairie

11/6/2015 // By Judith Kohler

There was a big party on the rolling prairie of northern Colorado, and the only thing the guests of honor wanted to do was gallop away. The roughly 200 celebrants were thrilled watching as 10 bison were introduced to their new home – …

At least 3 million gallons of wastewater from an old  gold mine have fouled Colorado's Las Animas River. Photo by Tom McNamara, La Plata County Office of Emergency Management

What We Can Learn from the Colorado Mine Waste Spill

8/10/2015 // By Judith Kohler

Oftentimes when we talk about conserving our public lands, fish and wildlife and protecting our clean air and waterways, there is an overarching impulse that transcends all politics and economics. That impulse is the deeply felt desire to see wildlife continue …

Increasing temperatures continue to impact the Rocky Mountain pika population (photo: Flickr user Daniele Colombo)

Climate Change Makes Its Way into the Federal Budget Process

4/29/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

The Senate is currently in full swing debating the budget plans that were adopted in March. On April 15th the Senate voted on a series of Democratic priorities which will go to a budget conference committee as the next step …

Weekly News Roundup: Welcoming Browns Canyon as a National Monument!

2/20/2015 // By Linda Argueta

This week, President Obama took action on behalf of wildlife and declared Browns Canyon our newest national monument! This action now offers protection to over 21,000 acres of land, protecting the homes of countless wildlife like bobcats, bighorn sheep, mule …

Rufous hummingbird by Ronald T. Sells

Weekly News Roundup: Catering to Birds during the Winter Months and More

12/5/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Throughout winter, many bird lovers put away their birdbaths and fountains assuming they won’t be needed again until the spring. What many don’t realize though, is that water is just as important in the cold months as it is during …

Mule Deer

Coal Mines Threaten Mule Deer

7/29/2014 // By Kassie Rohrbach

UPDATE on 7/30:  BLM accepted a bid for $0.36/ton for the Spruce Stomp coal mine. Its worth noting that the coal company, Bowie Resources, can plan to turn around and sell this coal for $36.50 per ton. Mule Deer populations have …

Senator Mark Udall

Sen. Udall Talks Wildlife and Climate with Coloradoans

5/31/2013 // By Guest Author

Updated on Wed., June 5th. On Tuesday, the National Wildlife Federation hosted a Town Hall forum with special guest, Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall. I led the forum for Coloradoans to discuss with Senator Udall Colorado’s great outdoors, outstanding wildlife …

The Wolverines Make a Comeback in Colorado

4/1/2013 // By Sarah Pizzo

I was born and raised in the Colorado Rockies, where I roamed the wild, open space around my childhood home. I woke many dawns to the trumpet-like calls of rutting elk or the chattering of angry squirrels. I spent many …

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

Will Presidential Debates Keep Ducking Conservation?

10/4/2012 // By Miles Grant

Despite over 160,000 people calling for climate change to be discussed at last night’s presidential debate, moderator Jim Lehrer never asked about climate change and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney didn’t bring it up. With three debates now left to …

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock, America’s New National Monument

9/21/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Chimney Rock, one of America’s unique natural wonders, received a special designation today from President Obama—it is our nation’s newest National Monument. Native Americans, conservationists, preservationists, and local business owners are excited by this decision, and for good reason. By using …