Lesser Prairie Chicken
The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government’s threatened species list.
Kansas fish and wildlife officials are saying that the plan to protect the endangered lesser prairie-chicken has raised nearly double the expected revenue in its first year.
Conservation groups say they will go to court to force the Obama administration to do more to save the lesser prairie chicken.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is reviewing conservation easements that were set up to protect wildlife.
A public meeting is scheduled Monday to discuss ways to protect the lesser prairie chicken.
Governors of five states that are home to the lesser prairie chicken say they’re disappointed the federal government has proposed listing the bird as threatened.
The area of protection for the lesser prairie chicken in New Mexico is expanding.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is considering formally listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.