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Pursuits: Birders and Naturalists Ponder the Fate of the Greater Sage Grouse

The Interior Secretary recently announced that efforts to protect the handsome bird, known for an amazing mating dance, are being reviewed.
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Trump Admin Sets Sights on Protections for Sage Grouse

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The sage grouse, which is known for its unique mating dance and only found in North America, has lost up to 90% of its population over the past few decades, dwindling to between 200,000 and 500,000 birds. Now a plan to save the sage...

Sage Grouse Bird Does Not Need Protection, U.S. Decides

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The U.S. Department of Interior said that an unprecedented land conservation effort significantly reduced the threats to sage grouse. At this time, the bird does not need to be listed as endangered.

Interior Secretary Takes Aim At Obama-Era Sage Grouse Protections

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has called for a review of an Obama-era conservation plan for the greater sage grouse, a move that appears partially aimed at opening up more of the declining gamebird’s habitat to oil and gas d...

Trump administration to reconsider protections for rare sage grouse

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The Obama administration’s plan to save the greater sage grouse was widely heralded as a landmark moment in collaborative conservation when, nearly two years ago, former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the effort to protec...

U.S. rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West

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The Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections following a costly effort to reverse the species' decline without ...

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