sage grouse http://kuer.org en Utah Strategy on Sage Grouse Advances http://kuer.org/post/utah-strategy-sage-grouse-advances <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah leaders are pressing forward with their aggressive campaign to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the endangered species list.</span></p><p>Republican Utah Congressman Rob Bishop is co-sponsoring <a href="http://gardner.house.gov/press-release/members-house-senate-introduce-legislation-protect-sage-grouse" target="_blank">a new bill</a> to block the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from adding the sage grouse to the federal list of Endangered and Threatened Species.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 47001 at http://kuer.org Utah Strategy on Sage Grouse Advances State Seeks Lobbyist to Fight Sage Grouse Listing http://kuer.org/post/state-seeks-lobbyist-fight-sage-grouse-listing <p></p><p>Utah is proceeding with its controversial strategy to protect the greater sage grouse, as state officials solicit bids from lobbyists to keep the bird off the endangered species list.</p><p>Jeff Hartley, an energy industry lobbyist, says the state needs more time to show sage grouse numbers are growing because of its approach.</p><p>“People need to know the states are making this effort and doing good work,” he said. “A listing would be bad for the state of Utah. And so to educate Congress, and thereby prevent a listing, is in the state’s interest.”</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:47:41 +0000 Judy Fahys 45079 at http://kuer.org State Seeks Lobbyist to Fight Sage Grouse Listing Summit Studies Future of Sage Grouse http://kuer.org/post/summit-studies-future-sage-grouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Biologists, environmentalists and government agencies are meeting this week to work on plans to protect the sage grouse. &nbsp;T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hey all agree on one goal – preventing the bird from being listed as an endangered species.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:43:15 +0000 Dan Bammes 42308 at http://kuer.org Summit Studies Future of Sage Grouse Utah Finalizes Sage Grouse Plan http://kuer.org/post/utah-finalizes-sage-grouse-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The state of Utah has released the <a href="http://wildlife.utah.gov/uplandgame/sage-grouse/pdf/greater_sage_grouse_plan.pdf">final version of its plan for protecting the greater sage grouse</a>.&nbsp; The plan designates 11 Sage Grouse Management Areas stretching from Rich County to Kane County and outlines goals for improving existing habitat and protecting the birds from threats such as energy development, predators and wildfire.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:40:25 +0000 Dan Bammes 28305 at http://kuer.org Utah Finalizes Sage Grouse Plan Wild Utah Biologist on Utah Sage Grouse Plan http://kuer.org/post/wild-utah-biologist-utah-sage-grouse-plan <p></p><div>An advisory panel appointed by Governor Gary Herbert is getting ready to recommend a plan for protecting the sage grouse in Utah. &nbsp;Utah and several other states are hoping to avoid having the grouse listed as an endangered species. &nbsp;Biologist Allison Jones with the Wild Utah Project has attended all the group's meetings. &nbsp;She tells KUER's Dan Bammes the plan won't protect every place in the state where the birds are found.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="wildutahproject.org">Wild Utah Project website</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:17:21 +0000 Dan Bammes 17507 at http://kuer.org Wild Utah Biologist on Utah Sage Grouse Plan FWS Report Sets Guidelines for Protecting Sage Grouse http://kuer.org/post/fws-report-sets-guidelines-protecting-sage-grouse <p>Utah and several other western states are working on plans to protect the sage grouse, with the goal of keeping the birds off the federal endangered species list. &nbsp;Those plans have to be acceptable to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and it's just issued a draft report that could give the states some guidance. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:35:38 +0000 Dan Bammes 17219 at http://kuer.org FWS Report Sets Guidelines for Protecting Sage Grouse