TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014

State purchasing 4,200-acres of ranch in Douglas County for wildlife habitat

WILDLIFE — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved purchasing 4,200 acres of a Douglas County ranch to protect shrub-steppe habitat for wildlife, especially for threatened sharp-tailed grouse, and provide public access for outdoor recreation. It's the first phase of the state's plan to...

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

Montana may curtail hunting of sage grouse

HUNTING -- Here's some disturbing news from Montana, which we might have considered to be the "last best place" for sage grouse: With preliminary results from Montana’s spring surveys showing a continued population decline of the state’s largest native upland game bird, wildlife officials will...


What do you expect from a sage-land species?

USGS study finds sage grouse like undisturbed areas, quiet A new study led by U.S. Geological Survey biologist Steve Knick has confirmed that sage grouse need undisturbed habitat and solitude for successful reproduction. Researchers found 99 percent of the active 3,000 leks studied in 355,000...

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