Governors Release Sage Grouse Report


Conservation of the greater sage-grouse and its habitat is a top priority in the West, especially since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a finding in 2010 that listed the bird under the Endangered Species Act as “warranted but precluded.” Should FWS choose to list the greater sage-grouse as threatened or endangered, the fallout could create significant economic impacts to the 11 Western states with sage-grouse habitat.


The Western Governors' Association just published its third annual Sage-Grouse Inventory to illustrate to FWS and the public how states and counties have taken proactive, voluntary steps to conserve the greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse. The WGA also just published its 2013 Sage-Grouse Appendix, which contains all initiatives reported by the relevant states and counties between 2011 and 2013.


Learn more about sage-grouse conservation and download the reports by Clicking Here.

Source: Western Governors' Association

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Posted by Northern Ag Network

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