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January 12, 2015 | Reference

Mexican Gray Wolf: 10(j) Final Rule

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s new federal rule that caps the population of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest at numbers too low for recovery, bans them from needed recovery habitat, and makes it easier for them to be killed. While the new rule allows wolves in an expanded area, the other provisions will impede the long-term recovery of these rare animals.

January 5, 2015 | Case

Protecting Rare Wildflowers Threatened by Oil Shale Development

Graham’s and White River beardtongues live only on oil shale outcroppings in northeastern Utah’s Uinta Basin and northwestern Colorado. This badland region is home to dozens of rare plants found nowhere else in the world and supports a complex ecosystem, including mule deer, elk, antelope, mountain lions and black bears.

December 5, 2014 | Feature

Sunset Roadless: How A Win for Forests Became a Win for Climate

Colorado's Sunset Roadless Area is a place of immense beauty. But it was also in the crosshairs of fossil fuel development. A long-running battle was fought in court to defend the area. Find out how it happened in this photo essay.

November 21, 2014 | Map

Map: Roan Plateau

Colorado Conservation Organizations Applaud Roan Plateau Settlement

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