Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to nominate the sage grouse
for an endangered species listing because populations of the chicken-sized bird have declined so dramatically over the last few decades.
The Forest Service continues to promote our multiple use mission while ensuring conservation of greater sage grouse
habitat, Secretary Perdue said.
Pearlstein also noted the presence of wildlife dependent on native plants, including pronghorn, mule deer, and smaller mammals and many types of birds, including sage grouse
. He said sage grouse
are rarely seen in the allotments, but there are four occupied sage grouse
leks, or breeding grounds, within about 2 miles (3 kilometers) of the allotments.
Brian Rutledge with the Audubon Society said the revisions will make it harder to stop the long-term decline of sage grouse
by giving oil and gas companies access to crucial grouse habitat.
In the US, Coates and Delehanty (2010) also linked nest loss of sage grouse
to habitat configuration (mainly shrub cover) and Bui et al.
"I completely believe that these plans are leaning forward on the conservation of sage grouse
," Bernhardt told The Associated Press.
(FLPMA) land plans affecting sage grouse
, for they reveal an
David Hart's "Sage Grouse
Salvation" describes a recent hunt for a bird that truly must be considered a trophy by shotgunners...and one which, thankfully, is now beginning to see the benefits of a cooperative recovery effort by several conservation groups and government agencies.
In 2016, fellow sage grouse
loony Bob Jeffrey and I hunted an area he knew in the high sage valleys of southwestern Montana.
With energy, monument and sage grouse
conservation decisions looming in the coming weeks and months, the time is now for the sporting community to judge the secretary.
However, the sage grouse
is not the only species that is threatened by mining and oil projects.
National Mining Association (NMA) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Katie Sweeney told a Senate panel that the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) withdrawal of more than 10 million acres of mineral-rich federal land from mining activity under the guise of sage grouse
conservation "will cause serious hardship to the nation's economic and mineral security," while doing nothing to combat proven threats to the sage grouse