The decision may impact oil and natural gas development in the habitats of the birds.
Oil and Gas
As oil is increasingly exported from the state via rail some wonder if there's a safer solution.
Since 2001, there have been 16 significant earthquakes in the Raton Basin.
A spate of earthquakes in the Trinidad, Colorado, area have been linked to wastewater injection wells in the oil and gas industry, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The 21-member group will provide recommendations to the Legislature next year that would reduce land-use conflicts.
The 19-member task force includes representatives from the oil and gas industry, ag industry, local governments and civic leaders.
Real estate prices in Northern Colorado are rising because of the increased oil and gas activity in the area, but may go down the closer the rigs are to homes.