The forthcoming decision on listing the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act has sparked controversy, fear and anger among Westerners. As expected, legislators are politicizing the issue — and not necessarily for the greater good.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming landowners received nearly $77 million in federal funding during the last three years in exchange for conserving more than 1 million acres to protect sage grouse, recently released government figures show.
After a century or two of obscurity, the sage grouse has been getting a lot of attention lately. It’s not just about sage grouse, but where it lives and what it presents: Montana’s healthy sagebrush habitats.
Recent news about the spotted and the barred owls provides insight for future sage grouse management.
Gov. Steve Bullock has taken on a tough task: developing a greater sage grouse habitat policy that won’t harm Montana’s economy. His plan must be in place before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decides in 2015 if the bird should be listed as threatened or endangered under the U.S. Endange…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As Wyoming's oil boom continues to encroach on areas populated by sage grouse, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been working with a petroleum company to develop a plan to guide oil drilling in a vast area of state-designated sage grouse habitat in east-central Wyoming.
JACKSON, Wyo. — The nation's only commercial airport inside a national park is keeping secret its plans to protect birds from collisions with aircraft.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Conservation groups are welcoming a federal report spelling out how sage grouse should be managed in 11 Western states to avoid new federal protections.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The governors of Wyoming and Colorado are teaming up with the head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to chair a task force dedicated to protecting sage grouse.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Federal agencies are asking for the public to weigh in as they try to figure out how to protect the greater sage grouse in 10 Western states.
The Wyoming Governor's Sage-Grouse Implementation Team was one of 17 organizations recognized Friday by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for a 2011 Partners in Conservation Award.
Sept. 17 marked the opening day of Wyoming's sharptail grouse season. The season is open through Dec. 31 and the daily limit is three grouse a day and nine in possession.
Heavy winter snows, arctic cold and extended spring rainfall and flooding have combined to push Eastern Montana’s pheasant and grouse numbers to well below average this fall.
CHEYENNE - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $22 million to encourage ranchers and farmers to conserve habitat for sage grouse in Wyoming.
RAWLINS - A researcher says Wyoming's booming raven population could threaten the state's greater sage grouse population.
DENVER — As federal land managers consider plans for more wind turbines, oil wells and gas wells in Colorado and Wyoming, environmentalists are trying to mobilize residents and hunters to push for measures to reduce the impacts of energy development.
NORTHEAST OF ROUNDUP — Lorelle Berkeley swiftly walks across the sagebrush-shrouded plain, seeming unconcerned about the spiny prickly pear cactus underfoot as she concentrates on a radio telemetry receiver picking up the steady beeps of a collared sage grouse.
A sage grouse lek-viewing field trip is being offered on May 7 by the Bureau of Land Management's Buffalo Field Office and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
POWELL — A five-year study is under way in northern Wyoming to better understand the birds' behavior specific to the Bighorn Basin.
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