Essay says wildlife managers across the West are unrealistic when it comes to population losses and the reasons behind them.
Sage grouse implementation team
Anticipated decline establishes 3-year trend; is part of a West-wide slide in the species.
Gov. Matt Mead’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team tomorrow will consider whether to recommend extending core-area protection across a proposed gas field.
An isolated population of sage grouse in Jackson Hole is either irrelevant or the species’ salvation, factions fighting over the bird’s Wyoming habitat say.