Grouse management gives westerners what they want

One year ago this month, the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell stood on a stage flanked by Republican Governor Matt Mead of Wyoming and Democratic Governor Steve Bullock of Montana.

They were joined by ranchers, conservationists and other westerner stakeholders to proclaim the Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the greater sage-grouse did not warrant a listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to the creation of the strong, science-based Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land management plans crafted by key western stakeholders. Also cited as a...


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