Last day to comment on sage grouse review 12/1/17
FYI - The Interior Dept. is seeking to scrap a compromise plan that will continue sage grouse protections while avoiding placing the creature on the endangered species list. Here's the HCN article on it.
The 2015 sage grouse protections ... were the culmination of a decade of unprecedented collaboration among ranchers, environmentalists and federal and state governments. Because of those plans and other conservation measures, the federal government in 2015 decided that the greater sage grouse did not need to be added to the list of threatened and endangered species.
Apparently the plan enjoys bipartisan support according to the article.
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