DENVER (AP) – Two wildlife conservation groups are say they intend to file a lawsuit contending that several federal agencies are relying on an outdated plan to save the cc, a rare bird found only in Colorado and Utah. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project made the announcement on Wednesday.

They argue that conservation measures adopted in 2013 to protect the Gunnison sage grouse have failed to protect the bird and its sagebrush habitat. The grouse is on the Endangered Species List.

The groups say the grouse’s population has dropped by 40% since 2013 and reached historic lows.

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  1. J.D. Ruybal says:

    One would think the state, in its own interest, would file the lawsuit to protect its habitat?
    Colorado was once proud of its lands and wildlife, water and air. Today the state, ‘We’ as a community, allow extractive industries, and any other “profit” driven enterprise carte blanche over their right to profit. Colorado and municipalities even enacting laws that protect polluters and destroyers while demonizing the people who stand up and point out the truth about what is happening.
    Sadly even our farming community—The folks who should understand, first hand, the value of a diverse landscape and its water, have voluntarily elected money over Future generations.

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