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Comment On Sage Grouse Conservation

The U.S. Forest Service announced they are asking for public comments on the sage-grouse plan amendments that were adopted in 2015. After two years of implementing the sage-grouse plans, the Forest Service is seeking public comment on how well plans are working and how they may be Continue reading

Tipton Advocates For Local Sage Grouse Control

Congressman Scott Tipton advocated for local sage grouse management control during a Natural Resources Committee hearing this week. During the meeting, Tipton questioned three expert witnesses about the success of Western sage grouse management plans.  He emphasized the need for continued coordination between federal, state and local partners. The Obama Administration issued Resource Plan Continue reading

Changes Coming To Sage Grouse Management

The Trump administration is expected to publish a notice of intent soon that would overhaul Obama-era sage grouse protection plans. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ordered a review of Obama’s sage grouse plans earlier this year, in an effort to see if they were limiting energy production. A sage grouse task force issued recommendations last month, which focused Continue reading

MOCO Supports Amending Sage Grouse Plan

The changes Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is considering making to the Sage Grouse Management in the U.S. will most likely be less severe than previously thought. Reports are now that Zinke is looking to modify the existing plan as opposed to scrapping the whole plan and starting over. He is said to be considering modifications to incorporate Continue reading

Trump Admin Looks At Sage Grouse Conservation

According to multiple reports, the Interior Department under the Trump administration is considering changes to federal greater sage grouse protection. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is said to be thinking about changing the conservation for sage grouse management in the U.S. from focusing on Continue reading

Sage Grouse Plan Nears End?

sage_grouse-300The BLM and the Department Interior were in Grand Junction Tuesday to discuss the national plan for the greater sage grouse. Moffat County Commissioners John Kinkaid and Chuck Grobe attended the meeting which was part of a national tour where the Department of Interior and The BLM seek comments from communities that are being directly affected by the sage grouse plan. The plan sets aside land in 11 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. Opponents of Continue reading

Sage Grouse Protection Questioned

sage_grouse-300A group suing to block the Obama administrations sage grouse protection plan says that documents show that politics were the main reason behind the policy and that the program goes against the advice of experts. The plan sets aside land in 10 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. The lawsuit, by a group of rural Continue reading