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2010-12-02 14:51:00

Signup currently open DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White today announced increased funding to protect sage grouse populations and habitat in California and 10 other western states. "USDA will continue to provide significant resources to enhance and preserve sage grouse habitat and sustain working ranches and farms in the western United States," White said. "The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) supports both...

2010-04-30 12:52:37

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, Ore., are taking a careful look at how grazing cattle affect sage-grouse habitat on high desert rangelands. Cattle share this habitat with sage-grouse, which are chicken-sized birds that are notorious for the showy commotion they create during mating season. But the sage-grouse numbers have declined throughout their range, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has added the...

2010-03-12 12:59:00

EDF, Ranchers Praise Plan to Focus Conservation Programs on Species Recovery WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservation and rancher groups say a special initiative announced today by USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) could help recover the greater sage-grouse. The initiative is designed to focus resources from two voluntary federal conservation programs NRCS administers: the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Wildlife Habitat Incentive...

2010-03-06 16:05:00

On Friday, the Interior Department said that it does not plan to list the sage grouse as endangered or threatened, but will classify the bird amongst other species that are candidates for federal protection. This news is good for the wind energy and oil and gas industries, which would have faced tighter restrictions if the bird were listed. Ken Salazar, Interior Secretary, said the listing is warranted but precluded by other species that are in greater danger. Some Western states have been...

2010-03-05 12:33:00

EDF, Energy Producers, Ranchers Vow to Cooperate to Recover Western Species WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The determination by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today that listing the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is warranted, but precluded for now, confirms that some of America's most treasured landscapes and game species are in trouble. It is a wake-up call for landowners, industry, and conservationists to work together to reverse...

2009-08-04 12:15:00

Southern Wyoming is embroiled in a debate over what might be the energy source of the future: wind. At the center of the debate are plans to construct wind farms that conservationists worry could upset fragile habitat like sagebrush. This has caused the greater sage grouse, which is dependent on sagebrush, to become the poster child for U.S. environmentalists. Wyoming houses 54% of the greater sage grouse inhabitants in North America. The bird is being reviewed for addition into the U.S....

2009-06-24 09:04:27

U.S. and Japanese scientists have discovered plants can communicate danger to their clones or genetically identical cuttings planted nearby. University of California-Davis Professor Richard Karban and Kaori Shiojiri of Kyoto University found sagebrush responds to cues of self and non-self without physical contact. Karban said the sagebrush communicated and cooperated with other branches of themselves to avoid being eaten by grasshoppers. The scientists said they suspect the plants warn their...

2009-06-20 08:22:43

"To thine own self be true" may take on a new meaning"”not with people or animal behavior but with plant behavior. Plants engage in self-recognition and can communicate danger to their "clones" or genetically identical cuttings planted nearby, says professor Richard Karban of the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, in groundbreaking research published in the current edition of Ecology Letters. Karban and fellow scientist Kaori Shiojiri of the Center for Ecological...

2008-09-30 06:00:20

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL With 70,000 to 80,000 sage grouse scampering through thickets of high desert shrubs in Nevada, a casual observer might think the chickenlike bird is hardly a candidate for listing as a threatened or endangered species. The Nevada Department of Wildlife estimates, however, are down this year from 100,000 grouse in 2005, and the ratio of chicks to hens is the lowest recorded since the early 1980s. That gives weight to arguments by...

2008-09-22 03:00:22

By French, Brett A proposal to expand the Spring Creek Coal Co.'s mine in south- central Montana by almost 500 acres would cut into a section of important sage grouse habitat. "There are no active leks in close proximity to that area," said Dale Tribby, a Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist from Miles City. Leks are courtship grounds vital to the birds' reproduction. "But part of the area has been identified as important sage grouse habitat by BLM," even though only signs of...

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Gunnison Grouse, Centrocercus minimus
2013-04-23 23:18:44

The Gunnison Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) is a species of grouse endemic to the United States, where it is known as the Gunnison Sage-Grouse. It’s similar to the closely related Greater Sage-Grouse in its appearance but about a third smaller in size, with much thicker plumes behind its head; it also has a less complex courtship dance. It’s restricted in range to southwestern Colorado and extreme southeastern Utah, with the largest population residing in the Gunnison Basin region in...

2009-01-15 18:26:24

The Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest species of grouse found in North America. It occurs in the western United States and in Canada in southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan. Its habitat is semiarid country sagebrush. Though this species is not considered endangered by the IUCN, its range has shrunk and it no longer exists in British Columbia, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico. This bird is a permanent resident in its range, though some birds...

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