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Chronic Wasting Disease

Added by yongli on 08/02/2016 - 15:37, last changed on 11/01/2022 - 17:42

Male Mule Deer

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a contagious neurological disease that affects members of the deer family, causing erratic behavior and weight loss that eventually results in death. CWD is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), a family of diseases that includes bovine...

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Added by yongli on 05/03/2016 - 16:02, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 19:41
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is the state agency that manages wildlife and oversees outdoor recreation in Colorado. The agency operates the state park system, administers hunting and fishing licenses, conducts research on chronic wasting disease and other subjects related to maintaining...

Elk Culling

Added by yongli on 05/10/2016 - 10:56, last changed on 04/19/2021 - 15:57
Culling is a wildlife management practice involving the lethal reduction of a species. It has historically been used as a means to control ungulate (hoofed animal) populations in Colorado and throughout the United States. As recently as 2009, it has been used in combination with other population...

Fishers Peak State Park

Added by yongli on 06/13/2022 - 15:31, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 10:18
Established in 2019 as Colorado’s forty-second state park, Fishers Peak State Park covers 19,200 acres south of Trinidad near the New Mexico border. The mountainous area includes a cluster of hills and mesas that give way to the Colorado plains to the north and Raton Pass , a historic gateway to...

Land and Resource Management in Colorado

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:21, last changed on 11/06/2019 - 01:07
The ideologies of conservation and preservation have profoundly shaped Colorado’s physical landscapes and continue to shape Coloradans’ attitudes toward nature. Agencies such as Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the United States Forest Service (USFS), multiple-use agencies, oversee the use and...

Mule Deer

Added by yongli on 02/21/2017 - 14:34, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 17:45
Mule deer ( Odocoilus hemionus ) belong to the Cervidae family, hoofed mammals that have antlers, which also include elk ( Cervus elaphus ), moose ( Alces alces ), and caribou ( Rangifer tarandus ). There are numerous sub-classifications of deer, but the most distinctive include mule deer and white...

Rocky Mountain Elk

Added by yongli on 08/02/2016 - 15:22, last changed on 11/27/2022 - 08:48
Rocky Mountain Elk ( Cervus canadensis nelsoni ) are large mammals in the deer family that live in Colorado’s forests. Revered as a symbol of the American West, they have played an important role in Colorado’s ecology and natural history. Each year, millions of people travel to Rocky Mountain...
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