Sage Grouse

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

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.

05/27/2015

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

Colorado Takes Steps To Protect Greater Sage Grouse

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday ordered state agencies to take steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse in hopes of avoiding a listing under the federal Endangered Species Act, which would trigger tougher conservation rules.

05/15/2015

A Stryker vehicle from the U.S. Army's Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, returns to base camp at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. (Photo by General Dynamics/Getty Images)

$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt Military

Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.

04/29/2015

Male Sage Grouse (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse Bird

The government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.

03/13/2015

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

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

Federal Wildlife Managers Seek Data On Sage Grouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking Indian tribes, government agencies and others to submit information about conservation efforts for the greater sage grouse.

12/22/2014

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

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

Environmental Groups To Sue Over Gunnison Grouse

Two environmental groups plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to list the Gunnison sage grouse as a threatened species instead of giving it the more protective endangered status.

11/20/2014

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

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