Junipers provide perches for raptors that attack and kill sage grouse. Junipers also force out sagebrush and other plants that produce bugs that sage grouse eat.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
The changes by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will guide future efforts to conserve the ground-dwelling birds that range across portions of 11 Western states.
Major U.S. oil, gas lease-sale land includes important sage grouse habitat, big-game migration corridors
Disputed sale in Wyoming nets $88 million. Wyoming officials say they will implement state plans to protect sage grouse and migrating game, such as mule deer and antelope, should oil and gas development proceed in wildlife habitat.
BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho ranch’s attempt to block U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse has attracted the support of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other top state Republicans. Otter, House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill asked a federal judge last month for permission to intervene in a lawsuit targeting the federal government’s…
BOISE, Idaho — Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird, officials said. The Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies in a 58-page report released this month says…
Pennsylvania is renowned for its fly fishing and trout. CASPER, Wyo. — More commercial guides could soon be allowed to take people fly-fishing on a river in central Wyoming. Now, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has issued 21 guide permits for a 30-mile stretch of the North Platte River upstream of Casper. BLM officials tell the Casper Star-Tribune they…
Court says east-central Idaho wolf and coyote derby doesn’t need Forest Service permit.
The legal action was among a number of lawsuits filed in September 2015 after federal officials opted not to list sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act but announced federal land-use restrictions. Environmental groups later filed lawsuits contending the restrictions designed to protect sage grouse habitat didn’t go far enough.
Plan would force federal government to turn over control of millions of acres to Nevada
Opponents contend that fracking threatens public health and local wildlife by polluting the air and water.