Feds Withdraw Protections for California-Nevada Sage Grouse

The Trump administration continued its pattern of rolling back or declining to pursue protections for the greater sage grouse, the iconic bird which has seen its population numbers dwindle across a broad swath of rangeland in the American West. 

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Fed Rejection of Local Sage Grouse Plan Prompts Lawsuit

In March, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell traveled to the remote southeast corner of Oregon to praise locals for sticking to a collaborative process that brought ranchers, environmentalists and the government together to forge a land use plan that everyone could agree on. However, Jewell’s rejection of a related collaborative plan is now the subject of lawsuit from a local group that helped create it.

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