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Feds announce sage grouse deal

PINEDALE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hailed an agreement with nine Wyoming landowners as a milestone in national sage grouse conservation efforts at a ceremony Wednesday, saying the move could prevent the bird from being listed under the Endangered Species Act.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Pictures capture sage grouse marching east through underpass

Pictures capture sage grouse marching east through underpass

CASPER, Wyo. — Hundreds of sage grouse appear to be walking east under an interstate underpass originally intended for mule deer and pronghorns.

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Study: Helping sage grouse also aids mule deer

Study: Helping sage grouse also aids mule deer

JACKSON, Wyo. — Efforts to protect sage grouse in northwest Wyoming also benefit mule deer that migrate through areas of sagebrush along the Upper Green River, according to new research.

October 03, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Conserve habitat now instead of politicizing sage grouse

Guest opinion: Conserve habitat now instead of politicizing sage grouse

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.

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Feds spent $77 million to protect sage grouse in Wyoming since 2010

Feds spent $77 million to protect sage grouse in Wyoming since 2010

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.

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Guest opinion: Montana's sage grouse worth protecting

Guest opinion: Montana's sage grouse worth protecting

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.

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Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Recent news about the spotted and the barred owls provides insight for future sage grouse management.

January 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Protect sage grouse without killing Montana's economy

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…

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Wyoming Game and Fish, Chesapeake cooperate on grouse

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.

September 17, 2013 4:59 pmLoading…

Jackson Hole Airport to make bird analysis public

JACKSON, Wyo. — The nation's only commercial airport inside a national park is keeping secret its plans to protect birds from collisions with aircraft.

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Report says how to avoid federal sage grouse protections

Report says how to avoid federal sage grouse protections

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.

August 24, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming, Colorado governors to chair sage grouse group

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.

February 10, 2012 4:42 pmLoading…

BLM, Forest Service seek comments on 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.

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Wyoming sage grouse team honored by Salazar

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.

September 24, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming outdoors: Sharptail season a highlight of fall

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.

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Fall upland bird outlook a bit grim

Fall upland bird outlook a bit grim

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.

August 25, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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USDA pays $22M to protect Wyoming sage grouse habitat

CHEYENNE - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $22 million to encourage ranchers and farmers to conserve habitat for sage grouse in Wyoming.

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Researcher: Ravens may threaten sage grouse

RAWLINS - A researcher says Wyoming's booming raven population could threaten the state's greater sage grouse population.

July 30, 2011 12:38 pmLoading…

Energy plans draw action from environmentalists

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.

July 27, 2011 10:25 pmLoading…
Groups cooperate to build wildlife habitat, save greater sage grouse

Groups cooperate to build wildlife habitat, save greater sage grouse

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.

May 12, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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