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Grizzlies could return to their natural habitat in Colorado

Grizzlies could return to their natural habitat in Colorado June 24, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering taking grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park off the endangered species list this fall. This will be the third attempt in seven years to delist the bears, but the Center for Biological Diversity says the agency is jumping the gun. On June 18th, the group filed a petition with the Federal government asking Fish and Wildlife to consider reintroducing grizzlies across their historic range, including Colorado. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh asked CBD’s Noah Greenwald for details.

Click through to hear more from KDNK's conversation about grizzly bears.

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Don't touch the animals

June 19, 2014
It's summertime and that means wild animals and birds are having babies. It may be tempting to pick up and cuddle a fuzzy gosling or come to the rescue of a lone fawn in the backyard, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife says any kind of contact with baby wildlife can cause more harm than good. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Robins wintering locally in recent years

April 21, 2014
The American robin usually doesn't spend the winter in Colorado. But, over the past 40 years, the bird has been moving north. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with ecologist Delia Malone to find out why.
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Local hummingbirds thrown off by changing climate

Local hummingbirds thrown off by changing climate April 15, 2014
Springtime in the Rockies means the return of broad-tailed hummingbirds. But, warming planetary temperatures are creating a confusing environment for these tiny birds, which could permanently alter the population. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Basalt-area sheep help bolster sheep populations elsewhere in Colorado

Basalt-area sheep help bolster sheep populations elsewhere in Colorado January 21, 2014
Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages a herd of about 70 bighorn sheep above Basalt. And, in early January, state wildlife officials moved some to Grand County. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was there and has this report.
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'Tis the season to not give illegal pets as gift

December 19, 2013
Caring for an exotic pet is nothing like caring for a dog or a housecat. Their behavior can be erratic, and bites can cause serious injury. According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, these animals can transmit diseases, like salmonella, rabies, TB, and hookworm. And, sometimes pet owners will release them into the wild, which can wreak havoc on native species. But, how do Coloradans know which animals are considered exotic by state wildlife regulators and which ones are legal to own? KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with CPW's Mark Caddy to find out.

For a list of pets allowed in Colorado, head to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.
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GarCo commissioners unsatisfied with BLM's Sage Grouse draft plan process

GarCo commissioners unsatisfied with BLM's Sage Grouse draft plan process December 2, 2013
December 2nd is the final day for public comment on the Bureau of Land Management's draft plan for managing the Greater Sage Grouse in northwest Colorado. Garfield County Commissioners are disappointed that the plan they submitted last spring is not an official alternative in the BLM's document. And, they claim the agency has violated the law. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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