Biologists in the state with 11% of greater sage grouse estimate the population at about 78,000 birds, up more than 33,000 from 2019.
greater sage grouse
Although experts caution that one year’s figures do not represent a trend, Wyoming sees a “leveling out” after three years of declining numbers.
Essay says wildlife managers across the West are unrealistic when it comes to population losses and the reasons behind them.
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.