DOI decides Greater Sage Grouse doesn’t need ESA protection
September 22, 2015
The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) issued its decision that the Greater Sage Grouse does not need federal protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The long-awaited decision was announced on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
"Because of an unprecedented effort by dozens of partners across 11 western states, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the greater sage-grouse does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act," the DOI posted on its website.
Video – Sally Jewell – Sage Grouse listing decision - U.S. Department of the Interior, September 22, 2015
US rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West - Fox News, Sept. 22, 2015
Sage Grouse Bird Does Not Need Protection, U.S. Decides - NPR, Sept. 22, 2015
U.S. Trying to Protect Sage Grouse Without Listing It as an Endangered Species - New York Times, Sept. 22, 2015
The Greater Sage-Grouse Will Avoid "Endangered" Status Due to Herculean Land Conservation Effort - National Audubon Society, September 22, 2015
WAFWA Report Documents Greater Sage-Grouse Population Rebound - Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), August 17, 2015
Q&A: What is a sage grouse and why is the bird imperiled? - The News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington, September 22, 2015
Greater Sage Grouse Listing Decision Timeline - State of Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Program