Wildlife biologist catch lesser prairie chickens for release in Colorado

Posted by WAFWA on May 11, 2019
BACA COUNTY, Colo. – Author: Janet Oravetz, Published: April 24, 2019 Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW)  biologists just wrapped up a grueling month-long effort to trap lesser prairie chickens on their breeding grounds in Kansas. It’s a part of a larger four-year effort to reestablish lesser prairie chickens on their native sand…
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Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Recognize Conservation Professionals at 84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference

Posted by WAFWA on April 3, 2019
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever recently presented five wildlife professionals with Conservation Service Awards during the 84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Denver, Co.
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Easements for Endangered Species: A Collaborative Approach to Saving the Lesser Prairie Chicken

Posted by WAFWA on December 6, 2017
The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) published a case study about collaborative efforts to conserve the lesser prairie-chicken in five western states.
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Forbes: Regulators’ Delisting Of Lesser Prairie Chicken A Win, And A Test, For Voluntary Conservation

Posted by WAFWA on August 2, 2016
On July 20, 2016, ten months after a U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas judge ruled that federal regulators erred in finding the lesser prairie chicken “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) finalized its delisting decision.
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AMI Newswire: Prairie Bird Loses its Endangered Status, but Conservation Efforts Continue

Posted by WAFWA on July 26, 2016
Environmentalists concerned about the fate of the lesser prairie-chicken had their feathers ruffled twice over the past week. First, the new GOP platform objected to the bird’s inclusion on the endangered species list. Second, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially stripped the chicken of its federally protected status.  But…
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