Wolf Reintroduction

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KDNK's Weekly News Reel takes a look at the week's top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday. This week’s news featured a peaceful vigil in Carbondale in solidarity with nationwide protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the new normal for indoor dining, gleaning local fruit trees, and how a new survey shows that most Coloradans support wolf reintroduction.

For more than 25 years, wolf proponents have worked toward returning the predator to Colorado. A new survey shows most residents support the idea, even as media coverage of wolves tends toward the negative. KVNF's Jodi Peterson reports.

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DENVER -- Sunday marked 25 years since wolves were reintroduced in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho, and wildlife advocates are hoping Colorado voters will consider the programs' success when deciding on Initiative 107 on the November ballot.

For the first time in decades, wildlife officials have found evidence of a wolf pack living in Colorado. Mike Porras, with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said his agency has heard rumors of packs for years. But last October, a group of hunters filed an eye-witness account of six wolves in the wilderness near the borders of Wyoming and Utah.

Epic Yellowstone: Return of the Predators

Ecologist Delia Malone stopped by Express Yourself to preview the Howl Yes! Film Series at CMC Spring Valley on November 22 at 6pm. Advocating for wolf reintroduction in Colorado, Delia responds to doubts raised by local rancher Bill Fales on a recent episode of For Land's Sake.

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Local rancher Bill Fales talks with Bill Kight about protecting the watershed, the risks of wolf reintroduction, and other changing conditions in the Roaring Fork Valley.

This month's episode of For Land's Sake features a conversation with Carl Segerstrom of High Country News. Segerstrom is a Contributing Editor with HCN's North Desk, covering Alaksa, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Montana. Host Bill Kight talks to Segerstrom about the recent nomination of Rifle, Colorado native David Bernhardt for U.S. Interior Secretary and what's ahead for the Endangered Species Act. For Land's Sake airs the second Tuesday of every month on KDNK. Host Bill Kight talks to guests sharing thoughts on their personal connection to the land. Hear archived episodes here.