Gunnison Sage-Grouse

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Senators Urge Funding For Sage Grouse Conservation

Five Democratic senators are asking colleagues to fund preservation efforts for the imperiled greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse.

24 hours ago

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Colorado Challenges Decision On Gunnison Sage Grouse

Colorado is challenging the federal government’s decision to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.

02/10/2015

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Environmental Groups Seeking More Protection For Sage Grouse

Two environmentalist groups filed suit Tuesday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state and local government officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far.

01/20/2015

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Gunnison County Signals Plan For Sage Grouse Suit

A western Colorado county in the heart of Gunnison sage grouse habitat took the first step toward suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for listing the bird as a threatened species, officials said Monday.

12/29/2014

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Report: Bird Needs 3-Mile Buffer From Drilling

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

11/21/2014

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Gunnison Sage Grouse Gets Federal Protection

Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird’s habitat in parts of Colorado and Utah.

11/12/2014

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Colorado Seeks Delay On Gunnison Grouse Decision

Colorado is seeking a delay in a decision by federal officials on whether to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, saying voluntary measures could help save the bird.

11/11/2014

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

U.S. Senate Majority Could Rest On The Sage Grouse

An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.

07/05/2014

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Threatened Bird Leads Feds To Block Some Drilling In Colorado, Utah

The federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy exploration or any other kind of development to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.

06/18/2014

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Gunnison Sage-Grouse Decision Delayed Again

A federal decision on protecting the Gunnison sage-grouse in Colorado and Utah has been postponed again.

05/07/2014

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