wildlife http://krcc.org en Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest http://krcc.org/post/study-examines-effects-climate-change-birds-reptiles-southwest <p>A new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the effects of climate change on certain species in the American Southwest. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1050/" target="_blank">study</a> focuses on twelve bird and reptile species in the southwest and how they’re expected to endure changes in breeding ranges and habitats.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:21:03 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17483 at http://krcc.org Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest Parks & Wildlife Suspends Big Game Access Program http://krcc.org/post/parks-wildlife-suspends-big-game-access-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent budgetary shortfalls have forced Colorado Parks and Wildlife to end the Big Game Access Program.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rachel </span>Gonchar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Big Game Access Program, or BGAP, was intended to evaluate the potential of landowners leasing properties in southeastern Colorado to allow for big game hunting.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:39:43 +0000 Rachel Gonchar 15708 at http://krcc.org Parks & Wildlife Suspends Big Game Access Program Parks & Wildlife Commissioners Talk Drones http://krcc.org/post/parks-wildlife-commissioners-talk-drones <p></p><p>The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission talked drones at their meeting last week in Lamar. As KRCC’s Maggie Spencer reports, any potential vote won’t happen until next year.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The Commission is looking ahead with regards to the use of drones in hunting. Spokesman Randy Hampton says they’ve not seen it in the field yet, but the commission is looking to implement proactive regulation.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:25:14 +0000 Maggie Spencer 11579 at http://krcc.org Parks & Wildlife Commissioners Talk Drones Parks & Wildlife to Consider Banning Drones for Hunting http://krcc.org/post/parks-wildlife-consider-banning-drones-hunting <p></p><p>The use of drones to help hunt wildlife may soon be illegal. &nbsp;KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The use of unmanned aerial vehicles to help locate and kill game is not regulated,&nbsp;but the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is expected to take up the issue before the practice becomes popular.</p><p>Director of the Colorado Outfitters Association Dick Ray says he sees the possible move as proactive and that drones take away from the true purpose of hunting.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:09:17 +0000 Eliza Densmore 11380 at http://krcc.org Parks & Wildlife to Consider Banning Drones for Hunting Wetland Restoration Projects Awarded Funds http://krcc.org/post/wetland-restoration-projects-awarded-funds <p></p><p></p><p><br />Colorado Parks and Wildlife <a href="http://wildlife.state.co.us/LANDWATER/WETLANDSPROGRAM/PROJECTFUNDING/Pages/WetlandsProjectFunding.aspx" target="_blank">has selected 18 wetland restoration projects</a> around the state to receive a total of $700,000 in grant money. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports on two in southern Colorado.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Eliza Densmore 10417 at http://krcc.org Wetland Restoration Projects Awarded Funds