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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Hundreds of sage grouse appear to be walking east under an interstate underpass originally intended for mule deer and pronghorns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are asking Wyomingites to report dead sage grouse so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus.
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.
Greater sage grouse gather in groups at a lek to court and mate with females.
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.
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.
Sage grouse hunting closures
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.
Montana sage grouse lek counts
Four male sage grouse try to attract the lone female sage grouse at left.
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…