sage grouse

Charting a Productive Future for Sage Grouse Through Voluntary Conservation

80 million acres of sagebrush habitat that supports the Greater Sage-grouse and a host of other sagebrush-dependent species still face threats. Industry investments in proactive and voluntary conservation can play an important role in charting a productive future for energy development by sustaining wildlife populations, hunting opportunities, and the rural economies of the West.

Permitting More Wind Energy Eagle Deaths

It appears the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) doesn’t believe what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. It appears the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) doesn’t believe what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Last week FWS announced an expansion of its take rule that allows wind energy companies to kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles each year, and also to kill or injure golden eagles if companies commit to mitigation.

Greater Sage-Grouse Protests

The Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service dumped 14 land use plan amendments with Greater Sage-Grouse (GrSG) amendments on the West on May 28th, giving counties, ranchers, industries, conservation groups, other stakeholders and the

Help From My Friends, Part 3: Agencies Ignoring Predation

Continuing on with the “Help From My Friends” series examining sage-grouse science that’s supposedly peer reviewed, it’s increasingly clear that federal agencies are pointing the finger at oil and natural gas as a major impact on the species and proposing very severe restrictions instead of facing all too real threats. 

As we’ve delved into the science and data behind the agencies’

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