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Sage Grouse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has halted plans for oil and gas drilling on vast areas of Wyoming and Montana, citing concerns about a sagebrush-dwelling bird. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management didn’t adequately consider how the drilling would affect the greater sage grouse, nor an option to defer drilling in the bird’s prime…

History has hatched in Powell as a commercial operation succeeds in the first steps of giving greater sage grouse a much-needed boost throughout Wyoming. Seven wild sage grouse eggs have hatched into seven captive chicks at Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds. According to the Powell Tribune, it’s the first time a commercial operation has successfully…

A new study suggests current conservation efforts aren’t enough to save the nation’s sage grouse, with sharp declines overserved in Wyoming and across the West. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report on the health of sage grouse populations across the western states.  It’s the most comprehensive analysis of greater sage-grouse population trends ever produced.…

The group of Cody High School students will use their Smithsonian award for a sage grouse conservation project with the Bureau of Land Management. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Youth Advisory Board has received a grant from the Smithsonian Institution for a conservation project benefitting Cody and northwest Wyoming. The Smithsonian is the…

2020 was far from ideal for most Wyoming residents, but sage grouse took it as an opportunity to hold steady without having to wing it. Wyoming Game and Fish reports their preliminary data – collected with the assistance of hunters – shows sage grouse populations held steady in 2020. For delicate populations under many pressures,…

If you see a dead grouse, call it out. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking the entire state to be on the lookout for deceased sage grouse – excluding roadkill – and then calling in their discovery to their Game and Fish regional office. Particularly, any sage grouse found in remote areas that…

Wyoming’s population has grown in one community – sage grouse. Wyoming Game and Fish reports that sage grouse reproduction was up slightly in 2019 compared to last year. Officials collected the wings of hens and chicks from hunters. The collected wings give an estimate of sage grouse reproduction and the number of chicks in the…


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