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Planners of huge wind farm keep sage grouse in mind at every turn

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wind turbines have the potential to disrupt sage grouse habitat or impact the birds in other ways.
Renewable energy companies face series of challenges when ... [more]

Year of the grouse

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's 'sage chicken' part of nearly every energy discussion

Watching the colorful strutting behavior of Centrocercus urophasianus roosters, ... [more]

Cornell lab sage grouse film debuts

Jun 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Cornell Lab of Ornithology released The Sagebrush Sea, a documentary about the greater sage grouse and its habitat, on the TV program Nature on May 20. ... [more]

Federal grouse measures unveiled

May 29, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The regulations would require oil and gas wells to be clustered in groups of a half-dozen or more to avoid scattering them across habitat of the greater ... [more]

No joke

May 20, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  'The Sagebrush Sea' affirms our prairie shrub's important position

Years ago, we produced an April Fools edition of The Ranger featuring a fake page ... [more]

Feds show fire plan to protect sage grouse

May 20, 2015 - By Keith Ridler and Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as ... [more]

Fed wildlife chief says state's plan won't prevent grouse listing

May 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Wyoming's conservation strategy for the greater sage grouse won't by itself be sufficient to ... [more]

Report says grouse protections could harm military

Apr 30, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming has the nation's biggest population of sage grouse.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse under the federal ... [more]

Delegation backs sage grouse bill

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyo-ming's congressional delegation but not the state's governor say they support a legislative effort to block federal protection of the ... [more]

Most sage grouse conservation changes would be outside Fremont County

Apr 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A major review of core habitat areas is taking place ahead of a federal decision on listing the fowl as endangered

A review this year of sage grouse ... [more]

Sage grouse strategists looking for reason to change plans

Apr 9, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Landowners, environmental groups, biologists and businesses all have weighed in with proposals as Wyoming officials consider the first boundary changes in five ... [more]

Governors tout conservation efforts in West for sage grouse

Apr 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's Matt Mead has been a leader in seeking alternatives to full endangered-species listing.

BOISE, Idaho -- A group of western-state governors ... [more]

Grouse 'conservation bank' intended to provide flexibility to bird's management

Mar 18, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A new way to protect sage grouse, called a conservation bank, will allow energy developers and others to offset their use of the birds' habitat by ... [more]

Idaho shows new sage grouse plan

Feb 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Department of Lands has put forward a draft plan to protect sage grouse habitat on state endowment land as part an effort to avoid a ... [more]

Federal wildlife managers seek data on sage grouse

Jan 6, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  A decision on listing the bird as an endangered species is expected by September.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking Indian tribes, ... [more]

Big spending bill in Congress delays protections for grouse

Dec 11, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  A legislative rider in Congress's $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for a wide-ranging Western bird that's been on a collision course with ... [more]

Sage grouse had good year for reproduction

Nov 25, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  State biologists in Wyoming say hunting is helping the greater sage grouse by providing critical data about the birds' numbers.
An area in Fremont County near ... [more]

New recommendation says sage grouse need three-mile buffer zone

Nov 21, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a ... [more]

Grouse habitat drives $1B in rec spending, $87M in state

Sep 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Advocates of protecting sage grouse habitat across Wyoming and the West say new research shows visitors to western federal rangelands with ... [more]

Mirroring neighbors, Montana limits future drilling to help sage grouse

Sep 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse numbers, ... [more]

Sage grouse and Fremont County

Sep 5, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Whether the bird survives in the wild may come down to us

The fate of sage grouse in Wyoming -- and perhaps the entire United States -- likely will ... [more]

Deferred sage grouse acreage bigger than two national parks

Aug 8, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services faces a 2015 deadline to decide the bird's status for federal protection.

The total area of federal oil and gas ... [more]

Grouse plan covers big county swath

Jun 25, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's governor and the head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will meet Thursday about efforts to conserve habitat for the greater sage grouse ahead of ... [more]

Mown on the range

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Could one problem with the struggling sage grouse be too much sage brush? Researchers think it's possible.

Removing sagebrush may seem like an odd ... [more]