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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...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Nick Gevock, The Montana Standard, Butte Aug. 6--Federal land managers have pulled a controlled burning project on more than 900 acres of sagebrush and grassland near the mouth of Birch Creek after environmentalists sued to halt the burn. Tom Osen, Dillon district ranger for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, wrote in a letter than the exclusion from federal law for controlled burns did not apply to the proposed Birch Creek fuels management project. The proposal called for...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Ray Grass Deseret News For years now, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has been working with private landowners to help improve feeding opportunities for deer, elk and cattle. On Monday, roughly 300 acres of mountain sagebrush on private land adjacent to Hardware Ranch in Cache County was treated with an herbicide called Spike. The end result will be a thinning of the sagebrush and a rapid growth of tasty grasses and forbs, primary food sources for both wild and domestic...

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2007-08-30 06:15:00

By Patrick O'Driscoll Western states work to defend landscapes as cheatgrass overruns areas DENVER -- Cheatgrass, a wispy Eurasian weed accidentally brought to the USA in the late 19th century, has become a 21st century headache across the West, fueling some of this summer's most destructive wildfires. The largest blaze in Utah history, the 567-square-mile Milford Flat fire last month raced across rangeland infested with the highly combustible, straw-colored plant. Bone-dry expanses of...

2007-08-23 09:04:09

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus scientists have dubbed "Black Fingers of Death" may turn out to be the first long-range weapon in efforts to halt the advance of cheatgrass, a destructive invasive weed, scientists say. Gonzaga University biology professors Julie Beckstead and David L. Boose were recently awarded $247,000 in federal grants for a three-year study on pyrenophora semeniperda, a tiny, naturally occurring soil fungus that attacks the seeds of cheatgrass. Working with colleagues at...

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2004-12-03 17:07:36

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interior Department biologists have recommended against adding the sage grouse to the endangered species list, a determination that could wind up benefiting natural gas and oil producers but add to environmentalists' concerns. At stake is a bird whose numbers have declined to as few as 142,000, as well as the use of great expanses of Western sagebrush that provide cover and food between 4,000 and 9,000 feet elevations. At one time there may have been as many as 16 million...


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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...

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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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