A preliminary count of hunter-supplied wings shows a low ratio of chicks to hens, a key population indicator.
Anticipated decline establishes 3-year trend; is part of a West-wide slide in the species.
Grouse team leader says tweaked recommendations don’t change state’s commitment as Gordon adopts “vast majority” of expert advice.
Despite Wyoming’s continued leadership, new federal policies threaten to unravel the years of collaboration, compromise and conservation successes that have kept the iconic bird from endangered status.
Budd says rig activity is not shifting to core habitat, despite spikes in leases and permits. The rate of drilling there, however, has doubled.