From Western Resource Advocates (Jamie Trafficanda): Today, conservation and sportsmen groups across Colorado lauded the bipartisan passage of a bill that would raise funds to protect and conserve the state’s water from the tax proceeds on some forms of new sports betting. A portion of the revenue generated would go to a Water Plan Implementation […]

via #Colorado #Conservation, Sportsmen Groups Laud Passage of Bill to Help Fund #COWaterPlan — @wradv #COleg — Coyote Gulch

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Rare Piping Plovers May Be At Increased Risk Due To High Lake Levels

The small endangered population of Piping Plovers may be at increased risk due to high Great Lake levels in Canada and the Northern U.S., as beaches are reduced in size forcing nesting birds closer to cover where they are easy prey for predators like raccoons and skunks.

The Tern population may likewise face the same problems, as Great Lake levels continue to rise due to spring melt and much higher than average rainfalls in the lake-feeding tributary systems.

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Click here to read a new report on oil shale exploration and production [well, maybe someday] from Melinda Kassen: For more than a century, efforts to wring oil out of rock formations in the Rocky Mountain West have waxed and waned. The deposits underlying northwestern Colorado, southwestern Wyoming and northeastern Utah have been portrayed as […]

via Water Under Pressure: What Oil Shale Could Mean for Western Water, Fish and Wildlife — Coyote Gulch

Katherine Needham aims to answer this question following her recent Commentary, Designing markets for biodiversity offsets: Lessons from tradable pollution permits, published in the journal. At the start of 2018, the UK Government outlined its ambitious 25 Year Environment Plan. The very first action is to embed an ‘environmental net gain’ principle for all future […]

via What can we learn from pollution trading to help us create biodiversity offset markets that do not undermine conservation goals? — The Applied Ecologist’s Blog

Source: PR from the Center for Biological Diversity “New border-wall construction will decimate the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas…” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to release public records on President Trump’s plans to build border walls through protected national wildlife […]

via Lawsuit Seeks Public Records on Border Wall Plans in National Wildlife Refuges — Straight from the Horse’s Heart