Eighty environmental groups have asked U.S. House and Senate leaders to stop adopting budget riders that prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from writing or issuing Endangered Species Act protections for greater sage grouse.
Last year’s data requires justification of hunting, grouse team-member says. Others contend the dwindling population can support a regulated season.
Essay says wildlife managers across the West are unrealistic when it comes to population losses and the reasons behind them.
Retired Game and Fish sage grouse leader warns of 24-year lows if the state doesn’t see a good hatch this year.
Governor to propose changes tomorrow to executive order that defines policy for and conservation strategy of imperiled bird after studying issues in 78 comment letters.