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.
Budd says rig activity is not shifting to core habitat, despite spikes in leases and permits. The rate of drilling there, however, has doubled.
As Wyoming’s numbers are finalized, new report contends that Trump administration policies are negatively impacting grouse habitat.
Team recommends Gov. Gordon adopt population “lift” as explicit goal for state with the most greater sage grouse.