DOW, Rec District sponsor ice derby

MEEKER — As part of the fifth annual Winter Games held Saturday, Feb. 28, the ERBM Rec and Park District will be featuring a free family ice fishing derby at Lake Avery in partnership with the Division of Wildlife.

Elk return to Culverwell land in Moffat County

RBC — Elk returned to Rodney and Margaret Culverwell’s property in rural Moffat County. And they wanted to let someone know about it.

Moose on the loose: DOW moves 19 moose

Moose moved into the White River National Forest on their own, migrating from other areas. Now, with transplants from Utah, the Division of Wildlife is adding to the local numbers in hopes of establishing a bigger population in Rio Blanco County.

DOW: Hunters wonder why usually reliable areas didn’t produce results

RBC — The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hearing questions lately about why fall hunting seasons saw lower than expected harvest in some places.

DOW is using solar power for wildlife management

HINSDALE COUNTY — Small-scale electric solar power is providing the Colorado Division of Wildlife a unique tool for a variety of wildlife management tasks.

Ranchers, DOW hunt for answers

MEEKER — There may be differences between the ranching community and the Division of Wildlife, but everyone at last Thursday’s meeting here agreed they needed to avoid a situation like what happened in Moffat County.

Agencies ready for Oak Ridge prescribed burn

MEEKER — Colorado Division of Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office and the White River National Forest Blanco Ranger District are ready to begin work on the Oak Ridge prescribed burn.

Oak Ridge prescribed burn planned near Meeker in Sept.

MEEKER — The Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Division of Wildlife are planning a 766-acre prescribed burn to improve wildlife habitat in the Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area near Meeker this month.

Information meeting set for July 26

RBC — Residents of Rio Blanco County are invited to attend an informational meeting at 1 p.m. July 26 in Craig during an open forum with Tom Remington, director of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, as well as other wildlife personnel.

Reintroduction discussed by DOW

MEEKER — CDOW will be holding a public meeting at its office on July 15 at 7 p.m.

Resource survey confirms support of diversity

RBC — At the county commissioners’ meeting May 12 the results from the 2007 Survey of Critical Biological Resources confirm that Rio Blanco County is truly unique with an amazing richness of rare fauna and flora well worth preserving for future generations.

Smith wins private turkey shoot at Seven Lakes

MEEKER — The Colorado Division of Wildlife and a Meeker-area ranch recently hosted a very special youth only turkey hunt. The once-in-a-lifetime private land hunt, held in mid-April at the Seven Lakes Ranch east of Meeker, was coordinated by local DOW personnel and volunteers from the ranch.