U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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

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Wildlife Groups Sue Over Imperiled Lynx’s Habitat

Wildlife advocates have sued the federal government after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx.

11/17/2014

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

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Judge Orders Reconsideration Of Prairie Dog Ruling

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision that the white-tailed prairie dog doesn’t warrant federal protections. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said in Monday […]

10/01/2014

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Feds Reverse Course On Wolverines

Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species.

08/12/2014

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

Yellow-billed cuckoo (credit: James Coe/birds.cornell.edu)

Government Extends Public Comment Period On Cuckoo

The public comment period on a proposal to list yellow-billed cuckoos as a threatened species has been extended again as a result of the government shutdown last fall.

04/11/2014

A wolverine (credit: campus.albion.edu)

Feds Pause Before Decision On Wolverine Protection

The federal government is delaying its decision on whether to protect wolverines under the Endangered Species Act.

02/04/2014

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