Update on the Greater Sage-Grouse

Dave Stone

When I wrote about the Greater Sage-Grouse in the November issue of The Quail, I mentioned that a final decision on protection of the bird would come in 2014. The Bureau of Land Management has just released its draft plan and is receiving comments until February 20. As expected, the draft plan is not as strong as it should be in protecting the grouse.

Please send comments before February 20 to urge the strongest possible protection for the Greater Sage-Grouse to: Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Joan Suther, 1220 SW Third Ave., Portland, OR 97204

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