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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

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Groups Plan To Sue To Protect Rare Desert Flowers

Seven conservation groups are planning to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for keeping two rare species of desert flowers off the federal list of endangered species.

12/30/2014

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Gunnison County Signals Plan For Sage Grouse Suit

A western Colorado county in the heart of Gunnison sage grouse habitat took the first step toward suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for listing the bird as a threatened species, officials said Monday.

12/29/2014

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

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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