Feds: Sage Grouse Face Decline if Wildfires Can’t be Stopped

By | September 15, 2015

The Flathead Beacon reports that if increasingly destructive wildfires in the Great Basin can’t be stopped, the sage grouse population will be cut in half over the next three decades, scientists say. A report released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey comes just ahead of a court-ordered Sept. 30 deadline faced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide whether sage grouse need protection under the Endangered Species Act. Experts say such a listing could damage Western states’ economies. Read the full article here.

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