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Sage Grouse

While there are no outbreaks, Wyoming Game and Fish wants to keep tabs on sage grouse populations to monitor for the devastating West Nile virus. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking everyone, especially landowners, to report dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so the birds can be tested for…

The B.L.M. is reevaluating its long-term assessment of the Bighorn Basin and asks the public for their opinions on managing the region’s bountiful resources. The Bureau of Land Management Cody and Worland field offices seek input as they evaluate the 2015 Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan (R.M.P.). It’s the first time the plan has been…

Diamond Wings Upland Game Birds has five more years to see if they can become the first organization in the nation to breed captive greater sage grouse. One of the many bills passed by the 66th Wyoming Legislature is Senate File 61. Senate File 61 removes the expiration date for “certifications for greater sage grouse…

More wildlife advocates are voicing their disapproval of Senate File 61, which would extend the effort to collect sage grouse eggs and raise birds in captivity. The 66th Wyoming Legislature continues with its 2022 Budget Session. This is the time when the Wyoming Senate and House discuss several non-budget bills and decide which will advance…

Sage grouse numbers remain in flux in Wyoming, as early analysis suggests there were declines in reproduction during 2021 which will affect populations in 2022. Wyoming Game and Fish released an early assessment of 2021’s sage grouse numbers. Based on those numbers, there are indications sage grouse reproduction declined slightly in the last year. Wings…

The federal government is no longer preventing Wyoming from moving forward with oil and gas lease sales next year – but sage grouse are, at least partially. B.L.M. Wyoming announced that they are moving forward with oil and gas lease sales during the first quarter of 2022. But the acreage being offered for lease is…

Following a well-studied pattern, sage grouse leks were less busy in Spring 2021 – not unexpected and not necessarily a bad sign for Wyoming grouse populations. New data analyzed by Wyoming Game and Fish show the number of sage grouse at leks decreased in Spring 2021. Overall, lek attendance was down 13% from numbers observed…

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.…


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