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Misconceptions of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Two-Strike Policy”

Misconceptions of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Two-Strike Policy”

Adult male black bear “#720” as it was relocated on 8/18/2013. Bear 720 was later killed by CPW on 9/6/2013. (Photo courtesy Jason Duetsch) Nowhere in Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) directive on black bear incidents does the phrase [...]

A Call for the Coyotes

A Call for the Coyotes

At least three times a week during the summer, I find myself ripped from sleep, wide awake listening to the local coyotes report in.  At times the calls are song like and dreamy and other times they sound downright creepy and alien.  While they [...]

Mountain Lions in the City: What Can We Do?

Mountain Lions in the City: What Can We Do?

While we listened to residents voice their thoughts on the Bear and Lion Component of the Urban Wildlife Management Plan (UWMP) at the City Council meeting on the evening of April 5th, a female lion was likely looking for her next meal.  Where she [...]

Difficult Decisions: Managing Wildlife on the Urban Fringe

Difficult Decisions: Managing Wildlife on the Urban Fringe

Working with wildlife in urban settings is always a challenge.  Unlike television depictions of resource management, real world wildlife management involves on the spot decision-making, influenced by variables and exigencies provided by location, [...]

No Garbage for Bears

No Garbage for Bears

I have to admit I was a little shocked.  I got the report of a small black bear, brown in color, crossing Pearl near 5th St.  I went to investigate, to see what may have attracted the yearling bear to this part of town.  What I saw was alley upon [...]