Sage Grouse

Sage Grouse Plan Aims For Balance Between Industry, WildlifeA cooperative effort to save a ground-dwelling bird has diverted it from possible extinction, federal officials declared Tuesday.
Rancher: Sage Grouse Cooperation Broke DistrustThe latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered.
Q&A: What Is A Sage Grouse And Why Is The Bird Imperiled?The Interior Department said Tuesday it won't propose federal protections for the greater sage grouse, a chicken-sized bird of the sagebrush that ranges from California to the Dakotas.
Interior Department: Sage Grouse No Longer Needs ProtectionThe Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, no longer requires federal protection.
Colorado Seeks US Approval Of Sage Grouse Protection MeasureColorado is asking the federal government to approve a key part of the state's effort to protect the greater sage grouse.
Senators Urge Funding For Sage Grouse ConservationFive Democratic senators are asking colleagues to fund preservation efforts for the imperiled greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse.
Colorado Takes Steps To Protect Greater Sage GrouseColorado 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.
$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt MilitaryFederal 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.
Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse BirdThe 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.
Environmental Groups Seeking More Protection For Sage GrouseTwo 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.
Federal Wildlife Managers Seek Data On Sage GrouseThe 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.
Report: Bird Needs 3-Mile Buffer From DrillingA 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.

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