The bill ignores critical funding priorities like the $11 billion backlog of needed maintenance work in the National Park Service and it shortchanges the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has helped millions of Americans to enjoy parks and ball fields in virtually every county in the Unite
More than 50 million acres of Bureau of Land Management Land could include more conservation measures to help sage-grouse, based on plans announced by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The plan released for Idaho is meant to pair the protection of sage-grouse habi
Two new efforts to undermine ongoing planning efforts to conserve sage brush habitat and block protections that may be needed for the greater sage grouse have come out of Congress in the past two weeks.
Drilling, mining and of course logging all endanger bird habitat, so wilderness areas and wildlife refuges are crucial to the survival of some species. Some have of these wild areas even been designated Important Birding Areas - sites that provide essential habitat for one or more bird spec
No matter which way you look at it greater sage-grouse are in trouble. With population declines of over 90% from a century ago, and with remaining habitats under continued pressure from threats such as oil and gas development, the greater sage-grouse is teetering on the brink.
WASHINGTON D.C.- Today the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced a warranted but precluded listing for the greater sage-grouse, adding the species to the candidate list under the Endangered Species Act. In response to this announcement, The Wilderness Society issued the following statements:
Nada Culver, Director of The Wilderness Society’s BLM Action Center in Denver, Colorado.