Protecting Wildlands for Wildlife

Report: Local measures won’t save sage grouse

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - July 23, 2014 - In the News, Newsroom
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A new report by conservation biologists suggests that local and state-based measures to protect Gunnison sage-grouse won’t prevent the species from sliding toward extinction.

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BLM begins public scoping on Gunnison Sage-Grouse Environmental Impact Statement

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - July 21, 2014 - Blog
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July 17: As part of a collaborative effort to protect wildlife and promote balanced development on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input to identify conservation measures to protect Gunnison Sage-Grouse within the bird’s habitat on federally-managed lands in Colorado and Utah.

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Conservation Groups Applaud Federal Planning Effort on Gunnison Sage Grouse

Posted by Megan Mueller - July 18, 2014 - Newsroom, Press Releases
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of conservation groups applauded the federal government’s announcement today of a planning process to adopt stronger protections for the Gunnison sage grouse across federal lands in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah. Federal lands make up approximately half of the remaining occupied habitat for the imperiled bird. The plan amendment process was required as part of an agreement in May between WildEarth Guardians and the Interior Department that allowed the deadline for an Endangered Species Act decision on the bird to be pushed back six months.

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