No protection for Gunnison grouse

The rare, chicken-sized Gunnison sage grouse is found only in seven isolated pockets in western Colorado and one in eastern Utah. It is now a “candidate species” under the Endangered Species Act, but it has no formal protection.



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The rare, chicken-sized Gunnison sage grouse is found only in seven isolated pockets in western Colorado and one in eastern Utah. It is now a “candidate species” under the Endangered Species Act, but it has no formal protection.

Monday’s decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to not list the Gunnison sage grouse as a federally endangered species has raised the ire of conservation groups. However, state…




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