Environment | Politics | Animals | News | local | Fish & Wildlife | EconomyCapital Press | Aug. 27, 2017 9:40 a.m.
Volumes have been published on conservation approaches to benefit embattled Western sage grouse populations, but economist John Tanaka believes researchers have largely overlooked how such strategies affect ranchers’ bottom lines.
Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | local | PoliticsAP | April 1, 2017 4:49 p.m. | Boise
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said the state was not speculating about the damage that implementing the current federal sage grouse plans will have on private and public lands.
Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | Animals | localAP | March 9, 2016 10:38 a.m. | Denver
Wildlife managers, conservationists and business interests are meeting in Denver as the Western Governors Association looks for ways to change the way endangered species are protected.
Inmates at a Washington prison are the first in the nation to grow sagebrush that can be used to restore an ecosystem that's vital for the survival of a native bird called the greater sage grouse.
The U.S. Interior Department announced its decision this week that the greater sage grouse does not need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Environment | News | Forestry | localAP | Sept. 21, 2015 6:40 a.m.
Federal agencies deciding how to deploy firefighters during one of the West's worst wildfire seasons are considering a new factor in their deliberations: an imperiled bird that inhabits a vast stretch of sagebrush from California to the Dakotas.
Conservation efforts for greater sage grouse are underway in the arid Northwest and beyond to places like Wyoming, where it's a concern for the natural gas industry.
Fish & Wildlife | News | localAP | Aug. 26, 2015 2:20 p.m. | Boise
The director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the agency has the ability to reseed and rehabilitate a 443-square-mile area on the Idaho-Oregon border where a wildfire scorched primary sage grouse habitat and grasslands needed by ranchers.
Eleven states in the West are working out strategies for the survival of the sage grouse. A ranch in Oregon’s Harney County has even put a wildlife biologist on the payroll to help maintain habitat for the turkey-sized bird.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | May 27, 2014 7:48 a.m. | Portland
Headlines for Tuesday, May 27: A Tualatin man who fell from Mount Hood Saturday has been rescued, a Portland woman is suing her yoga studio and a glass company for $455,000 after a mirror fell on her during class and more.