Endangered species

Feds Look to Manage Grouse Without Bird-Brained Protections

If bird ends up on endangered species list, it would affect development efforts in Western states.

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Conservation groups are welcoming a federal report spelling out how sage grouse should be managed in 11 western states to avoid new federal protections.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's draft report advises the states and federal land management agencies to act immediately to stop the loss of sage grouse habitat and populations.