today pressed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about the agencys recent efforts to dismantle land management plans to protect sage grouse
habitat and mitigate climate change impacts.
Several features focus on western gamebird species, namely chukars, sage grouse
and white-tailed ptarmigan.
Along with North America's own open-county gamebirds--sharp-tailed and sage grouse
, prairie chickens and Western quail species--chukars and Huns provide a lot of good hunting and eating.
Third, the secretary directed the Interior Department to review the national sage grouse
conservation plans, which were the product of years of collaboration between public, private, local, state, and national interests to find common ground and keep the sage grouse
off the threatened species list.
The Interior Department on Monday took steps to overhaul important aspects of an Obama-era program to protect sage grouse
, a move which will allow more flexibility to mining and expansion of oil development opportunities, prohibited earlier in the areas where the birds are found.
Greater sage grouse
populations have been steadily declining due to the diminishing availability of sagebrush, which the bird depends on for food, protection, and shelter.
National Mining Association (NMA) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Katie Sweeney told a Senate panel that the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) withdrawal of more than 10 million acres of mineral-rich federal land from mining activity under the guise of sage grouse
conservation "will cause serious hardship to the nation's economic and mineral security," while doing nothing to combat proven threats to the sage grouse
Whether the wetlands the yellow rail depends on, the grasslands the sage grouse
inhabits, the Arctic breeding grounds of the buff-breasted sandpiper, or the ocean health essential to petrels: a thriving environment is key to endangered birds' survival.
While hunting sage grouse
in Wyoming, I found that I could knock a bird down quickly and switch to another target within fractions of a second.
He currently chairs the Select Natural Resource Funding and the Rules and Procedures committees, and sits on the Sage Grouse
To begin with, on a routine inspection, Joe discovers the wholesale slaughter of 21 sage grouse
in a breeding area.
A method for obtaining sage grouse
age and sex ratios from wings.