Wildlife

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A wildlife rehabilitation center in Silt has been saving animals since 1984. For today’s Nonprofit Palooza, Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Nanci Limbach, director of the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation.

Blair Flickinger, Aspen PD

Aspen Police spent most of the day Wednesday monitoring a sow and two bear cubs in a tree on the Hyman Avenue mall. That night, the situation escalated and a dangerous scenario played out before Sergeant Rob Fabrocini.

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Results of a 17-year study of oil and gas drilling impacts on mule deer in Wyoming shows that energy development is not as benign for wildlife as some scientists previously thought. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Dr. Ed Arnett, senior scientist at the Loveland, Colorado-based Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a Federal and state lands policy group, to find out more.

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Independent reporter Rico Moore has been taking an in-depth look at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s so-called Predator Control Study, which proposes to kill up to 40 mountain lion and bear this month in the Piceance Basin and more next year in the Upper Arkansas Basin. The agency blames predation for a drop in mule deer fawn survival rates, and is trapping and shooting targeted animals. Moore’s series, Off Target, is published in the Boulder Weekly. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to him about Part 5 and why there’s more to the problem than lions and bears.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s controversial Predator Control Study is set to begin in May. The agency wants to kill a certain amount of mountain lion and bear in the Piceance Basin and in the Upper Arkansas area to see if this helps increase the mule deer population. Wild Earth Guardians, a New Mexico-based environmental group, filed suit in January and March to stop the so-called study. And, last week, the group filed a separate lawsuit against Wildlife Services, the Federal agency that often exterminates predators and other species across the country in the name of resolving wildlife damage to livestock and protecting human health and safety. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Bethany Cotton, Wildlife Program Director for Wild Earth Guardians, to find out why.

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On today's local newscast, Amy Hadden Marsh reports on a panel discussion hosted by the CLAW Caucus at the state capitol about Colorado Parks and Wildlife's plan to kill predators this spring. Bente Birkeland reports on a Republican-led effort making its way through the state legislature to change how the Taxpayers Bill of Rights is calculated so Colorado can keep more of the tax money it collects. The measure could free up millions of dollars for transportation, education and healthcare.

Kathrens Says No to Mustang Euthanization

Sep 14, 2016
Amy Hadden Marsh

Last week, the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted to recommend euthanization of certain mustangs in short- and long-term holding facilities. Ginger Kathrens, volunteer director of the Cloud Foundation and a member of the Board, cast the only dissenting vote. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Kathrens about which horses and why. (The BLM has yet to act on this recommendation. No horses in holding have been killed since Friday's decision.)