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Sage Grouse

Sage grouse

Sage grouse

October 22, 2014 4:00 amLoading…
Sage grouse talk Oct. 30 in Bighorn, Wyo.

Sage grouse talk Oct. 30 in Bighorn, Wyo.

Wildlife biologist Erik Molvar will talk about the preservation of the greater sage-grouse, and discuss efforts to improve protections for the birds on public lands in Wyoming, during a talk on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at the The Brinton Museum in Bighorn, Wyo.

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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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Wyoming Infrastructure Authority opens 2-day conference in Jackson

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority opens a two-day conference in Jackson Tuesday, when a series of speakers will address coal exports, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on power plants and sage grouse, among other topics.

October 07, 2014 8:30 amLoading…
Grouse

Grouse

A male sage grouse struts at sunrise in hopes of attracting a mate on April 12 on a lek near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County.

October 03, 2014 5:58 pm
Male grouse

Male grouse

A male sage grouse struts at sunrise in hopes of attracting a mate on a lek near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday offered a plan to head off federal intervention for the bird.

September 09, 2014 4:32 pm
Montana offers sage grouse plan as deadline looms

Montana offers sage grouse plan as deadline looms

Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse numbers, bringing Montana into step with other states across the West rushing to head off federal intervention for the ground-dwelling bird.

September 09, 2014 10:13 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Science has to govern sage grouse debate

Of the primary threat to sage grouse, let us be clear what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has always said: It's all about habitat.

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Wyomingites asked to report dead sage grouse

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are asking Wyomingites to report dead sage grouse so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus.

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Sage grouse feathers help track bird movements

Sage grouse feathers help track bird movements

A team of biologists is collecting feathers from more than 7,000 leks spread across 11 western states and two Canadian provinces to gather genetic information.

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Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

Greater sage grouse gather in groups at a lek to court and mate with females.

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Montana approves sage-grouse hunting closures

HELENA — The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a plan Thursday to close all or parts of 32 counties to sage-grouse hunting and to shorten the hunting season from two months to one.

July 10, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Montana considers scaling back sage-grouse hunt

Montana considers scaling back sage-grouse hunt

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials have dropped their plans to cancel this year’s sage grouse hunting season, and they are instead proposing to severely limit where the game birds can be pursued because of their low numbers.

July 09, 2014 2:58 pmLoading…
Sage grouse hunting closures

Sage grouse hunting closures

Sage grouse hunting closures

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FWP backs away from statewide sage grouse hunt closure

FWP backs away from statewide sage grouse hunt closure

After proposing in May to halt all sage grouse hunting in Montana this season, Fish, Wildlife and Parks has modified its plan to only shorten and constrict the hunt, which is still the longest in the nation.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Montana sage grouse lek counts

Montana sage grouse lek counts

Montana sage grouse lek counts

July 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sage grouse

Sage grouse

Four male sage grouse try to attract the lone female sage grouse at left.

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Environmentalists call for 'do-over' on management plan

A coalition of environmentalists and landowners is calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to rewrite its proposed management plan for federal lands around Buffalo, arguing that the current draft would roll back protections aimed at preventing oil and gas development on areas unsuitabl…

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