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Feds work to keep sage grouse off endangered species list

A male sage grouse inflates air sacks that make its chest flop as it struts on mating grounds. (Jerret Raffety / Rawlins Daily Times)
A male sage grouse inflates air sacks that make its chest flop as it struts on mating grounds. (Jerret Raffety / Rawlins Daily Times)

WILDLIFE — There's great potential here:

NRCS program hopes to bridge public-private divide to protect sage grouse
Next year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a decision on whether the sage grouse should be protected under the federal Endangered Species Act, and as part of an effort to protect habitat for the species in 11 western states, the Natural Resources and Conservation Service is working with private landowners who own 25 million of sage grouse habitat in those states, including in Idaho.
— Idaho Statesman




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