Colorado wildlife

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The Bald Eagles and their habitat along the Roaring Fork River in Aspen Glen scored a victory on Monday, October 11. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more from the Garfield County Commission's public hearing

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In front of a crowd of close to 40 people Monday, Garfield County Commissioners came to a decision about the buffer zone to protect bald eagles at Aspen Glen. KDNK’s Morgan Neely has this report.

Garco P&Z: Nix Aspen Glen Bald Eagle Buffer

Jul 30, 2021

The Garfield County Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of a request to remove the eagle nest buffer zone in Aspen Glen. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Bear, Human Encounter Fatal for All

May 4, 2021
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The last time someone died as result of a bear attack in Colorado was 2009. But, that was before last weekend. Here’s more on a fatal bear attack near Durango on Friday, April 30.

Moose Make Rare Appearance in Aspen

Apr 23, 2021
Halle Zander

Mama Moose and her calf roamed downtown  Aspen this week. KDNK's Halle Zander has this report.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently released its 2020 Status Report on big-game winter range and migration corridors.  Eric Galatas has more.

News Brief: Humans Training Bears for Trouble

Oct 19, 2019
snow brains

People are effectively training bears to get into trouble, and Colorado wildlife officials are sick of it. That’s the title of a story published in the Colorado Sun Thursday. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with co-author Erin McIntyre about new efforts to solve the problem.

Six-Point Bull Elk Poached in Moffat County

Oct 9, 2019
Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Poachers who killed a bull elk in Game Management Unit 2 in Moffat County last month are still at-large. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has details from Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras.

The Naturalist Nights speaker series continues this week with retired biologist Van Graham talking about the latest research on sandhill cranes. The birds were listed as a Colorado endangered species in 1973. Graham began working with the cranes while in Steamboat Springs, which is where the core population of Colorado’s nesting and staging cranes is located. KDNK's Mark Duggan talked to Graham about what Naturalist Nights attendees can expect to learn at his presentation.

A controversial predator control plan in Colorado is heading into its second year. Colorado Parks and Wildlife - or CPW - plans to kill bears and mountain lions in the Piceance Basin, north of Rifle, and in the Arkansas River Basin to see if that will boost deer fawn survival rates. Freelance reporter Rico Moore has been following this story since 2016 in a series for the Boulder Weekly. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Moore for an update on the story and how CPW may be going after mountain lions that no longer exist.