Agency’s preferred alternatives don’t account for four-year population slide, wildfire risks or landscape-scale coordination as the BLM aligns federal conservation plans with states’, experts charge. Others back the federal plan.
Gordon signs executive order protecting migrating wildlife, a measure said to be the first such effort in the nation.
Team recommends Gov. Gordon adopt population “lift” as explicit goal for state with the most greater sage grouse.
Gov. Gordon declines to intervene, despite pleas from conservation groups, saying existing protections in world’s densest grouse habitat are adequate.
Environmental groups will hit the president with a flurry of lawsuits that will keep any coal production changes he wants to implement bogged down in court.