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Sage-Grouse to Stay Off Endangered List

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on April 21 that U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has determined that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse does not require Endangered Species Act protection. The Bi-State Distinct Population Segment straddles about 4.5 million acres

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on April 21 that U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has determined that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse does not require Endangered Species Act protection. The Bi-State Distinct Population Segment straddles about 4.5 million acres of high-desert sagebrush along the California-Nevada border. “Thanks in large part to the extraordinary efforts of all the partners in the working group to address threats to greater sage-grouse and its habitat in the Bi-State area, our biologists have determined that this population no longer needs ESA protection,” said Sec. Jewell. “What’s more, the collaborative, science-based efforts in Nevada and California are proof that we can conserve sagebrush habitat across the West while we encourage sustainable economic development.”

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