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
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?
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.