Posts Categorized: Habitat Conservation

bear crossing sign, © Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission

Watch Out For Wildlife »

This week is Watch out for Wildlife Awareness Week. It’s a time to remind ourselves to put aside distractions while driving and focus on the road – for our sake and for wildlife.

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.