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Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Save Bears by Keeping Them Away From Boulder

Save Bears by Keeping Them Away From Boulder

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, April 8, Kristin Cannon, district manager of the North Boulder district for Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), stated that to her knowledge no humans in the City of Boulder had been injured by bears since [...]

Citizen-Times | 5 interesting findings from Asheville bear study

Citizen-Times | 5 interesting findings from Asheville bear study

"Researchers kicked off the study in the spring by catching bears using baited culvert traps — large metal containers with a doors that slam shut when a bear goes inside. Captured bears were tranquilized to allow researchers to attach the collars, [...]

SFGate | Sierra’s bears wide-awake during warm winter

SFGate | Sierra’s bears wide-awake during warm winter

"The black bears of the high Sierra are normally curled up in caves in January, enjoying long winter naps. But with winter conditions hardly wintry this year, some bears are finding little reason to hibernate and are instead traipsing around like [...]

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 [...]

Are Conservation Easements Valuable? Yes, Very

Are Conservation Easements Valuable? Yes, Very

I learned last Thursday that conservation easements in Boulder County are incredibly valuable—if you’re a real estate speculator. Here’s what you do: Find a nice piece of land that’s under conservation easement. Buy it (relatively) cheap [...]

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 [...]

WATCH: Hogan/Pancost Neighbors’ Presentation on Wetlands

WATCH: Hogan/Pancost Neighbors’ Presentation on Wetlands

This is the first in a series of presentations discussing issues surrounding the Hogan/Pancost development in South Boulder. Versions of these presentations were given at the January 19th, 2012 Concept Plan Review at the City of Boulder Planning [...]

In Your Back Yard

In Your Back Yard

The Hogan/Pancost concept plan will be presented to the City of Boulder Planning Board this Thursday, January 19th, at 6pm at the Municipal Building (Broadway and Canyon). The current concept plan calls for 122 homes on 20 acres of wetland meadow [...]

Are Conservation Easements Meaningful in Boulder County?

Are Conservation Easements Meaningful in Boulder County?

This year, Boulder County spent almost $600,000 purchasing conservation easements. The county has spent more than $23 million over the past decade and around $66 million since the conservation easement program began. Meanwhile, county commissioners [...]

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 [...]

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