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Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be conducting mandatory chronic wasting disease testing during the 2019 hunting season in specific Game Management Units as part of efforts to control the spread of CWD with its Colorado Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan.

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For many outdoor enthusiasts, any day they can spend hunting or fishing is a day to celebrate. Now there is one more reason to observe our hunting and fishing opportunities. Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed Saturday, September 28 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Kansas to celebrate …

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Join us Oct 12 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Julesburg Library in Julesburg, Colorado, for a comprehensive planting to pruning workshop for trees.  We continue to gather more research in the science of planting trees and tree care. This is a good time to get updated and be prepared for late wint…

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You may be familiar with the saying “busy as a beaver,” and beavers can be pretty busy in southeast Kansas. If you spend time around ponds and creeks you may have seen signs indicating that beavers have been busily working to build their dams, dens, and food caches. Other signs that beavers …

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife has received over 3,800 bear-incident reports so far since April 1, most involving bears trying to access food sources. The number of reports is expected to grow as bears enter hyperphagia, the period of preparing for hibernation when bears spend up to 20 hours a …

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Are you interested in identifying invasive plant species and trees? Do you want to use technology to document your discoveries? The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, Forest Health Laboratory is seeking help in locating and identifying invasive plants.

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Yellow ground covers, flowers and shrubs are a wonderful way to brighten your landscape. Yellow is the most visible color of all the colors; it is the first color that the human eye notices. Yellow flowers and plants are like rays of sunshine and come in many sizes and shades, ranging from p…

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With warmer weather and melting snowpack, outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying camping and hiking trips in Colorado’s many scenic locations. Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff are frequently asked what someone should do if they encounter a bear while out camping or hiking. Whether you are visitin…

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Farmers and ranchers interested in improving wildlife habitat on their operations are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Those interested in receiving funding should apply by July 5.

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s plant protection and weed control program this week confirmed the presence of a plant disease in hundreds of rhododendrons sold at large retail stores in Kansas. Sudden Oak Death is a plant disease that has killed large tracts of oaks and other native s…

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Have you ever noticed your windbreak covered in bagworms in the late summer months? If you know you have had bagworms in the past, now is the time of year to control them. River Valley Extension District Horticulture Agent Kelsey Hatesohl will be talking about their life cycle and the best m…

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Each spring Colorado welcomes an abundance of new life, including young wildlife across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents and visitors that if you see young wildlife in the coming weeks and months—leave them alone. To protect these animals, it is important that people …

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Almost everyone agrees that store-bought tomatoes don’t have much flavor. Now, scientists from the Agricultural Research Service and the Boyce Thompson Institute may have spotlighted the solution in a paper just published in Nature Genetics

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Nebraska Extension is offering a new opportunity to help homeowners get the answers they need following Nebraska’s historic flooding. The Lawn & Landscapes Flood Recovery hotline and video chat will be available May 13 to 18 to provide information on flood-related lawn and landscape topics.

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Yard waste makes up a third of municipal solid waste, behind paper products and food. Estimates show that the average lawn produces about 1,500 pounds of grass clippings each year. A mature tree drops about 3,600 pounds of leaves annually.

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As the final winter frosts begin to thaw out, reservoirs are opening to boating across the state and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are busy ramping up boat inspection stations for the upcoming season. Boat inspections for aquatic nuisance species are mandatory in Colorado and require…

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Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace in northwest Kansas will be the showcase counties for the Big Kansas Road Trip May 2 to 5. Organized by the Kansas Sampler Foundation and local county leaders, the event is designed to provide the public first-hand experiences with what there is to see, do, hear…

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On April 27 at the Burlington Library on 321 14th Street in Burlington, Colorado, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., plan to attend a Seed Saving Workshop in support of the Burlington’s Seed Lending Library. Learn how to grow vegetable varieties you never thought you could have in your vegetable garde…

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Are you interested in gardening? Plants? Getting your hands dirty in the soil? Then the Master Gardener Training is for you. The 2019 Master Gardener Class is a twelve week program that covers topics like soil science, lawn management, insect and disease control, growing vegetables, home fru…

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Gov. Steve Bullock recently announced that he will establish a Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to help initiate a statewide discussion on grizzly bear management, conservation and recovery. The council will be selected through an application process that ends April 12.

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Even though temperatures are warming, for wildlife Colorado remains in the depths of winter; and despite the recent snow storms Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds citizens that big-game wildlife do not need our help. Feeding big game in Colorado is not only illegal but also does more harm t…

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River Valley Extension District is partnering with Post Rock District to offer fruit tree workshops. This workshop will be held in two locations. The first will be held at Mankato Christian Church in Mankato, Kansas. The second workshop will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Glasco, Kansas.

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In the San Luis Valley nature is again putting on one of its most memorable displays: the spring migration of Greater Sandhill Cranes. In appreciation of this wildlife spectacle, area organizations, businesses and wildlife agencies are holding the annual Monte Vista Crane Festival, March 8 to 10. 

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With a March 29 deadline approaching, Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to restoring wildlife habitats indicative of the Cross Timbers ecoregion. The Cross Timber…