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(Stephen Ausmus photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Sage grouse denied U.S. endangered species status

Commerce City, Colo. | Reuters –– A long-simmering debate in the U.S. West over an imperiled ground-dwelling bird reached a climax on Tuesday when the Obama administration announced it was denying Endangered Species Act protection to the greater sage grouse. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell touted the decision as a success enabled by a sweeping […] Read more

Bid to save sage grouse launched

Reading Time: < 1 minute A team of international experts, including conservation officials from the Calgary Zoo, has come up with a five-point plan to save the greater sage grouse from extinction. The federal government recently issued an emergency order to protect the bird across 1,700 square kilometres of Crown land in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. It’s estimated there are no more than 137 greater sage grouse […] Read more