From: Drew Lesofski
Subject: Weekly Sage Grouse News Clippings June 16 -20
Date: Fri Jun 20 18:34:57 MDT 2014



Weekly Sage Grouse Clippings collated June 16 – 20




Colorado, Utah BLM Leasing Moratorium Decried by Industry


Colo. Rep. Tipton says BLM must include state, local concerns in Gunnison grouse plan


Sage grouse leads feds to block some drilling


Feds block oil and gas leasing in Sage Grouse habitat


Feds block oil, gas and coal leasing of sage grouse habitat




Grazing on federal land under threat because of drought




Sage grouse and wolves topic of Fish and Wildlife Commission




Congress should repeal, replace ESA


Sage-grouse researchers share their data in Elko


North Dakota


Ranchers, agencies knuckle down to work of helping sage grouse




Meeting set to talk about sage grouse


Mead wants feds to reverse sage grouse status





Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect prairie chickens


Saving the sage-grouse: Can oil and conservationists work together?



WGC’s Mission


The Western Grouse Coalition (WGC) is dedicated to preserving our western way of life. We value our public land and are working with a wide range of stakeholder to promote sustainable resource management and development in the sagebrush ecosystem. WGC Understands that conservation and responsible economic develop are not mutually exclusive.


As Westerners, we have a special relationship with the land. We have seen the consequences of Washington, DC driven policies and know they are not a good substitute for decision made with input from those of us who live, work and recreate here.


As the eleven western states that are home to sage grouse face the threat of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing for the bird, we are working hard to educate the public and elected officials about the importance of on-the-ground management decision using the best available science. 


To learn more about WGC, please visit our webpage, http://www.westerngrousecoalition.orgor follow us on Twitter @WesternGrouse.