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Study To Examine How Saving Sage Grouse Effects Local Economies

Capital 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 | Flora and Fauna

Kill A Juniper Tree, Save A Sage Grouse

NWPR/EarthFix | April 27, 2017 3:30 p.m.

The West's imperiled sage grouse has a better chance of survival when juniper trees are removed from its habitat, according to new research

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Otter Appeals Dismissal Of Idaho Sage Grouse Lawsuit

AP | 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.

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Oregon Prison Sagebrush Project Aims To Engage, Educate Inmates

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 8:30 p.m.

Inmates at the Snake River Correction Institute in Oregon grow and replant sagebrush to improve sage grouse habitat.

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Western Governors Dissect Endangered Species Act

AP | 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.

Land | Environment | Flora and Fauna

Washington Inmates Help Restore Greater Sage Grouse Habitat

Northwest Public Radio | Nov. 6, 2015 1:30 p.m.

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.

Think Out Loud

Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015 12:15 p.m.

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.

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Shift In US Firefighting Prioritizes Sage Grouse In West

AP | 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.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Managing Sage Grouse: Portraits Of Conservation And Industry

Inside Energy | Sept. 9, 2015 2:23 p.m.

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.

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USDA Unveils New Plans To Protect Sage Grouse

AP | Aug. 27, 2015 9:57 a.m. | Billings, Montana

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he wants to almost double protected habitat for the chicken-sized bird, to 8 million acres by 2018.

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Feds Hope To Restore Burned Sage Grouse Habitat

AP | 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.

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Can Ranchers Use Conservation To Keep Sage Grouse Off The Endangered Species List?

NWPR/EarthFix | July 28, 2015 8:27 a.m. | Burns, Oregon

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.

Land | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Oregon Panel Adopts Sage Grouse Rules

NWPR/EarthFix | July 27, 2015 6:04 p.m.

New rules adopted by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission move the state a step closer to putting together a plan to protect greater sage grouse.

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Pasta Seed Pillows Give Native Plants A Boost

OPB | June 3, 2015 midnight | Burns, Oregon

Scientists have created "seed pillows" to bolster native seeds. It's no coincidence that those seed pillows look like brown ravioli.

Think Out Loud

Sage Grouse Conservation Agreements In Oregon

OPB | March 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Some landowners are voluntarily signing up to conserve habitat for sage grouse.

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Top Stories: Climber Rescued From Mt. Hood; Lawmakers Return To Work

OPB | 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.

Flora and Fauna | local

Big Burns Lead To Limits On Sage Grouse Hunting

OPB | Aug. 13, 2012 9:08 a.m.

Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to limit the number of permits it issues this year for sage grouse hunting.