Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts and Population Trends: A Wyoming Case Study

WildEarth Guardians
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[From Press Release] A new report released today by WildEarth Guardians reveals that agencies shrank sage grouse Priority Habitat boundaries in their recently proposed sage grouse plan amendments by huge margins. The report, titled The Shrinking Geography of Sage Grouse Conservation, features rangewide Geographic Information System (GIS) data analysis on the status of proposed sage grouse habitat protections, and compares protected areas to remaining key population hotspots. Almost 16 million acres designated as Priority Areas for Conservation and termed “the most important areas needed for maintaining sage-grouse representation, redundancy, and resilience across the landscape” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have mysteriously disappeared from the Priority Habitat areas proposed in U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management sage grouse plans…

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