greater sage grouse
The ruling out of Idaho lashed the Trump administration's "arbitrary and capricious" policy of slashing public input on environmental protections.
Industry and conservation groups aren't happy about the final verdict on protections for this Western bird.
Unless the federal plans are improved, the Fish and Wildlife Service may have little choice but to propose sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Political foes of listing the sage grouse for protection have sought to block it with legislation in recent months. WASHINGTON
Military readiness and the conservation of greater sage-grouse- - an iconic and imperiled bird that makes its home in the American West -- and other imperiled species are not things most Americans would consider at odds with each other... because they aren't.
"We are concerned that this funding limitation could slow progress by the Bureau of Land Management and western states on
"Its decline has been catastrophic, its populations are on the verge of extinction,” said Erik Molvar, a wildlife biologist
A huge victory for conservation was won on America's Sagebrush terrain out West this week. It marks a giant step toward restoring the role of sound science in managing public land.