The Tres Rios Resource Management Plan also affects ranching and recreation.
Oil and Gas
The governor says he won't support efforts to ban fracking in the state.
The group will send its recommendations to the governor and lawmakers later this week. Over five months, it has wrestled with how much control local communities should have in drilling decisions.
The vast majority of industry spending went into opposing a slate of initiatives that would have put new restrictions on drilling.
State attorneys will file a notice of intent to sue over the bird's threatened status, the governor's office confirmed.
Oil and gas companies must wait three-and-a-half years longer to drill new wells in Boulder County.
The decision may impact oil and natural gas development in the habitats of the birds.
As oil is increasingly exported from the state via rail some wonder if there's a safer solution.