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Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to study the effect of mountain lions and black bear on mule deer in the Piceance Basin. But, as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh found out, the agency might be contradicting itself.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding public meetings around the state about its proposed Predator Control Study. The agency wants to hire USDA Wildlife Services to kill 5 -10 mountain lion and 10 - 15 black bear annually for the next 3 years on a portion of the Roan Plateau, north of Rifle. CPW says not enough mule deer fawns are surviving through the winter and wants to see if predation is a factor. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh attended a Rifle meeting on Tuesday, August 16, and talked to people in the audience about what they think of the proposal.
Dave Foreman is a co-founder of Earth First!, friend to author Ed Abbey, and has written several books, including The Conservation Divide, which was published in 2014. Foreman stopped by KDNK this week prior to an event in Aspen and spoke with Amy Hadden Marsh. Here, they discuss conservation and respecting the land. Click here to hear the entire interview on KDNK's Valley Voices. Click here to find out what Dave is doing now.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act became law in 1918 to stop the trade in bird plumes that slaughtered millions of birds. Now, the Act could become an endangered species. Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Earlier this month the White House released the National Climate Assessment, a nationwide survey by the country's top scientists detailing the impacts climate change is having on the United States, and what a warming planet could mean for the future of the country. KDNK's Ed Williams spoke with Dr. Jerry Hatfield, director of the USDA National Lab for Agriculture and Environment and lead author of the National Climate Assessment's Agriculture chapter, about the report.
Click here to link to the National Climate Assessment website.
A coalition of brewers is pushing for a new rule that would fix an alleged loophole in the Clean Water Act—including Colorado's New Belgium Brewery, based in Fort Collins. KDNK News talked to New Belgium spokesman Brian Simpson about the campaign.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO says that ozone pollution across the U.S. will worsen as the climate warms. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks with NCAR scientist and author of the study, Gabrielle Pfister.
KDNK News presents the Glen Canyon Institute's Radio Roadshow on Monday, February 24 from 6-7pm.
Glen Canyon Institute Executive Director Christi Wedig will discuss the current state of the Colorado River and the controversial "Fill Mead First" proposal. The Radio Roadshow will be presented live at the new KDNK Broadcast Learning Center at 76 S. Second Street in Carbondale. Listeners are invited to be part of the live studio audience or tune in to the live broadcast. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and make comments. If you plan to attend, please arrive at 5:45 as the broadcast will begin promptly at 6 pm. This is a KDNK News Membership Drive event.
You can listen to the archived program and view the visual element of Wedig's presentation by clicking through to our news archives.
For years, the Roan Plateau has ignited conflicts between gas drillers, environmentalists and hunters. The Roan and the Greater Sage Grouse that live there were the topic of the most recent Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason was there and brings this report.
Ash trees are popular in urban areas, including in Glenwood Springs. But, they are under attack by a bug that's headed West. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.