Courtney Sexton

Courtney Sexton

Communications Associate
Courtney Sexton is a Communications Associate at Defenders of Wildlife. She focuses on issues tied to federal/public lands, wildlife refuges and renewable energy siting, as well as those related to a myriad species throughout California, Oregon and the Southwest, her favorite being the Mexican gray wolf. She can be reached at csexton@defenders.org.

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Mexican gray wolf, © Jim Clark/USFWS

Wolf Weekly Wrap Up »

Red wolves still in dire straits, and the Service isn’t helping; Conservationists will sue for lobo recovery; More Money for wolf killing in Idaho; The results are in!

Sage-grouse, © Jean Bjerke

Saving Sage-grouse from “The Core Problem” »

Unfortunately, and although the Wyoming plan has its merits, key components of the strategy are not in accord with the best available science on sage-grouse and are unlikely to protect sage-grouse from ongoing threats, particularly oil and gas drilling. “In fact, federal agencies and other states should avoid adopting the Wyoming strategy if their goal is to conserve sage-grouse,” says Defenders’ sage-grouse expert, Mark Salvo.