Tag Archives: Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act

Sage Grouse Protection Act Introduced in House

sage_grouse-300Last week, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) helped introduce the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act (H.R.1997) in the House. The bill, of which Tipton is an original co-sponsor, seeks to empower state-based sage grouse recovery efforts in lieu of a one-size-fits-all federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing that Continue reading

Gardner Introduces Legislation To Keep Sage Grouse from being Listed

sage_grouse-300Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he has introduced the ‘Sage-Grouse Protection and Conservation Act’, in the United States Senate. The Act would allow states to implement state-created conservation and management plans for the recovery of greater sage-grouse in order to prevent a listing under the Continue reading

Tipton Bill Would Prohibit Federal Funds to be Used in Listing Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee included Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) language to prohibit the use of any funds under the Fiscal Year 2015 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to be used to list the Gunnison or Greater Sage Grouse as threatened or endangered species. The bill Continue reading

Gardner, Daines Encourage Committee to Delay Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300Yesterday Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner and Montana Congressman Steve Daines sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment requesting that authorized federal funds from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) program Continue reading

Western Governors Push Measure to Hold Off Sage Grouse Listing for Ten Years

sage_grouse-300The Western Governor’s Association has passed a resolution that, if accepted by the Federal Government, would allow states 10 years to prove local conservation efforts are enough to ensure the survival of the Sage Grouse.  The move has been applauded by the Western Grouse Coalition.  The Coalition’s President, Continue reading

Lawmakers Introduce Sage Grouse Protection Legislation

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop, Montana Congressman Steve Daines and Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton introduced the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act. This legislation would prevent the Sage grouse from being Continue reading