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Saving the Sagebrush Sea: An Imperiled Western Legacy

Nearly 350 plant and animal species depend on sagebrush habitat for their survival.


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Roan Plateau

A New Lease on Life for Iconic of Wildlife and Plant Species

Meg Morris

Image: Steve Torbit

After thirteen years a settlement has been reached to protect rare habitat that genetically pure Colorado River cutthroat trout, elk, mule deer and hundreds of rare plant species call home. 

Majority of Roan Plateau Leases Canceled

Meghan Cornwall

Image: John Gale

The BLM has canceled 17 of 19 oil and gas leases on Colorado's Roan Plateau following the November 2014 settlement agreement. The Roan is crucial winter and habitat for big game such as mule deer and elk.  

Bob Elderkin leaves `big boots to fill'

Judith Kohler and Bill Dvorak

 The conservation community has lost a strong, steady, authoritative voice with the death of Bob Elderkin. Wildlife has lost a committed advocate. We’ve lost a friend, a one-of-a-kind activist who commanded respect in all the arenas where he was a player.