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Press releases and other news articles about updates, threats, and wins related to Audubon's conservation work in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. For lighter, more personal narratives on birds and conservation, check out our blog.

Wyoming BioBlitz 2020 Results
Community Naturalist

Wyoming BioBlitz 2020 Results

Record results during our first virtual, statewide BioBlitz!

U.S. Senate Introduces New Program to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West
Gillmor Sanctuary

U.S. Senate Introduces New Program to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West

To better protect people and birds, Audubon science makes the case for the U.S. government’s first coordinated regional assessment of Great Basin saline lakes.

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases

Administration violated federal law by leasing sensitive sage-grouse habitat for drilling

Conservation Groups Sound Alarm on Administration’s Continued Assault on Western Values
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Conservation Groups Sound Alarm on Administration’s Continued Assault on Western Values

"The administration is rushing through yet another effort to reduce protections for our shared public lands, and it’s the sage-grouse’s turn, again."

Oil Market Woes Raise Concerns That More Wells Will Be ‘Orphaned’
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Oil Market Woes Raise Concerns That More Wells Will Be ‘Orphaned’

When energy companies go bust, taxpayers are often on the hook to clean up abandoned wells that pose environmental hazards.

Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, conservation groups are calling on the Interior Department to give a distressed public more time to comment on controversial policy changes.

Colorado Legislature Votes to Expand Key Instream Flow Program
Western Rivers Initiative

Colorado Legislature Votes to Expand Key Instream Flow Program

Audubon—along with many stakeholders—advocated for the changes that are good for people, rivers, and birds.

Audubon Calls for More Resources and Attention (not Less) for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Western Rivers Initiative

Audubon Calls for More Resources and Attention (not Less) for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes 9% decrease in designated critical habitat.

New Habitat Hero Grant Announced
Habitat Hero

New Habitat Hero Grant Announced

CSU researcher lands National Science Foundation grant to encourage planting of native plants

Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”

BLM’s commitment to removing Greater Sage-Grouse protections undermines any claims of meaningfully addressing important court order.

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