Press Room

Press releases about updates, threats, and wins related to Audubon's conservation work in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. For media inquiries, please contact evan.barrientos@audubon.org.

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Now Listed Under the Endangered Species Act
Conservation Ranching Initiative

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Now Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

The Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision presents an opportunity to protect the bird while bolstering rural economies.

New Report Shows Loss of More Than One Million Acres of Sagebrush Habitat Every Year
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

New Report Shows Loss of More Than One Million Acres of Sagebrush Habitat Every Year

Researchers also developed powerful new data and tools to help guide on-the-ground conservation efforts.

Habitat Management Assistance for Western Wyoming Ranchers
Conservation Ranching Initiative

Habitat Management Assistance for Western Wyoming Ranchers

Audubon Rockies receives grant to expand Conservation Ranching Initiative.

Audubon and The Nature Conservancy to Lead Great Salt Lake Water Trust
Saline Lakes Program

Audubon and The Nature Conservancy to Lead Great Salt Lake Water Trust

“The selection ensures expert management of an unprecedented $40 million program to protect the drying lake.”

Governor Polis Proclaims April Lights Off for Bird Migration Month
Lights Out

Governor Polis Proclaims April Lights Off for Bird Migration Month

Colorado proclamation raises awareness for the threat light pollution poses to millions of birds.

Audubon and Other Groups Urge Bureau of Land Management to Act Quickly to Conserve Sage-Grouse
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Audubon and Other Groups Urge Bureau of Land Management to Act Quickly to Conserve Sage-Grouse

Decades of Greater sage-grouse population declines and sagebrush habitat loss makes this review of federal land management plans imperative.

Federal Conservation Plans for Greater Sage-Grouse Go Under Review
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Federal Conservation Plans for Greater Sage-Grouse Go Under Review

The Bureau of Land Management has opened a process to review multi-state conservation plans.

It’s Time to Turn Off Lights to Save Birds
Lights Out

It’s Time to Turn Off Lights to Save Birds

Millions of birds are moving through Colorado, and they need dark skies.

Governor Cox Declares 2021 as Year of the Shorebird at Great Salt Lake
Gillmor Sanctuary

Governor Cox Declares 2021 as Year of the Shorebird at Great Salt Lake

Declaration celebrates 30th anniversary of Great Salt Lake as a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Site

Efforts to Help Greater Sage-Grouse to be Restored by Biden Administration
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Efforts to Help Greater Sage-Grouse to be Restored by Biden Administration

The Bureau of Land Management will respond to recent court decisions with new effort to reinstate plans to help struggling sage grouse populations.

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