A team of scientists is speaking out against the federal government’s flawed plans to protect the greater sage-grouse.
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This month, legislation was introduced in the House and the Senate, euphemistically named “Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act,” that would muck up the listing process for sage-grouse by allowing states to bar the federal government from even considering the species for protection for at least 10 years.
New research shows that after a fire, the Sagebrush Sea (home to the imperiled greater sage-grouse) could take up to 20 years to fully recover. With other factors already threatening so much of this habitat, what does that mean for the species that call it home?
Last month, a group of House members released a 64-page report that amounts to a critique of the Endangered Species Act, riddled with errors and innuendo.
Sage-grouse are by no means the only creatures that make their home in the Sagebrush Sea, but they are some of the most important. Protecting these iconic western birds can mean providing benefits for many other species in these grassland ecosystems.