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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.

Frustration Abounds Five Years After the Historic Sage-Grouse Agreement
Working Lands

Frustration Abounds Five Years After the Historic Sage-Grouse Agreement

The federal government hasn't kept up its end of the deal, advocates say, putting the bird back on course for an Endangered Species Act listing.

New Legislation Would Protect Public Input and Hold Oil and Gas Drillers Accountable
Working Lands

New Legislation Would Protect Public Input and Hold Oil and Gas Drillers Accountable

Two bills introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) increase accountability for oil and gas companies that walk away from their wells and ensure public oversight.

Converse County Oil and Gas Project Poses Serious Threats to Raptors, Sage-Grouse
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Converse County Oil and Gas Project Poses Serious Threats to Raptors, Sage-Grouse

Conservation groups protest plan to build 5,000 new wells in critical wildlife habitat.

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy That Let Companies Kill Birds
News

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy That Let Companies Kill Birds

In a major victory for conservation groups, a federal judge ruled that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act covers unintentional but avoidable avian deaths.

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.

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