Sage Grouse

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

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

Access To Federal Sage-Grouse Workshop Criticized

A meeting this week in Fort Collins about the greater sage-grouse has been criticized by several western representatives.

10/18/2014

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

Sage Grous (credit: eve.ucdavis.edu)

Colorado Cattlemen Upset With Sage Grouse Plan

Colorado cattlemen say millions of dollars spent protecting the Gunnison sage grouse will be wasted if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service goes ahead with plans to protect the chicken-like bird as an endangered species.

01/11/2013

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Public Meetings Begin On Federal Oil Shale Plan

The federal government is holding the first of several public meetings on plans for oil shale development on public lands that would keep activity off thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive areas in three Western states.

03/12/2012

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