Congressman Jared Polis asked the federal government to keep Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge closed. Fish and Wildlife plans to open the refuge regardless.
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A decision about whether to move the BLM and where isn’t expected for many months.
The Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation group, said Sheehan’s departure was “welcome news for America’s wildlife.”
The National Park Service office oversees Yellowstone, Grand Teton and dozens of other national parks in eight states.
“To be the name that pops up at the top of the BLM conversation is wonderful for us,” said Robin Brown from the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.
Secretary Ryan Zinke is planning to move BLM headquarters. Coloradans in Congress are angling for a Colorado location.
The Navajo Nation joins forces with Colorado, New Mexico and three other tribes to help recover endangered fish species.
Wednesday's proposal affects conservation plans for grouse in Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, California and Oregon.
The normal staid diplomacy of Colorado River managers was upended in a spat between Denver Water and the Central Arizona Project.
Investigators said they were unable to determine if anything illegal occurred because the agency leaders did not document their rationale for the reassignments.