Sage-Grouse

By September 2015, the Obama administration will make a decision on whether to list Greater Sage-Grouse as an endangered or threatened species. This one decision will dramatically affect land use for 165 Million Acres in the Western United States.

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OK Oil, gas group contributes to Prairie-Chicken surveys

During its regular meeting Monday, June 1, the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission accepted a $250,000 contribution from the oil and gas industry for efforts to conserve the lesser prairie-chicken. The Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, which represents...

Love spring weather? Ticks co, too

Game Commission urges outdoors enthusiasts to take precautions to prevent Lyme disease. A gorgeous spring day simply shouldn’t be wasted indoors. But enjoying the state’s scenic beauty and plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities comes with its...

Plague hasn’t spread to pets or people, Idaho health officials say

Spokesman Mike Demick said his agency got a few reports the first week after the news broke, but that lately the page has been sparsely visited. Dr. Elizabeth Cienava with WestVet, the 24-hour emergency veterinary clinic in Garden City, said her office has had two people bring in dogs to be tested. People are concerned and asking questions, she said. The plague, a bacterial disease, can be spread by the bites of fleas or by direct contact with infected animals.

States Defend Their Sage Grouse Preservation Efforts

…federal land use plans "may be, in fact, more dangerous than a listing" of the bird. She added that state plans "can be much more nimble" than federal plans, which are very difficult to modify.The Interior Department is expected to finalize updated land use plans related to the sage grouse this month and faces a Sept. 30 deadline to decide whether to recommend federal protection for the bird. Environmental advocates have been pushing for nearly a decade for the…

Feds planning NM release of wolf pups bred in captivity

…to New Mexico. But a new management rule that took effect in February permits the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to introduce “new” wolves, or those bred in captivity, directly into the New Mexico wild — a critical step, advocates say, toward improving the genetics of the population. Wolf advocates say they are concerned about the fate of permit requests by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pending before the New Mexico Game and Fish Department to release new wolves. They say the…

If You Care—leave Them There

Every spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issues a message to Montanans to leave new born fawns, birds, and other infant wildlife where people find them. “If you care, leave them there,” said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife &...

Endangered species listing for sage grouse could affect Wyoming’s economy

…the sage grouse from being added to the endangered species list. But many sage grouse supporters in Wyoming are not pleased about the effort. All three members of Wyoming’s congressional delegation are co-sponsors on bill that would block the federal government from listing the sage grouse as an endangered species for six to 10 years. “States like Wyoming are already leading the way when it comes to protecting species on the ground — including the sage grouse,” said Sen.

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