Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Grouse Gets ESA Protection

The latest listing-to-be proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the magnificent Gunnison sage-grouse. On January 10, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Gunnison sage-grouse is in danger of extinction. As a result, the agency is taking steps in the process to classify the sage-grouse as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. 

Photo courtesy of BLM.gov
Now, the process of listing requires a 60-day public comment period, which lasts until March 12, 2013. If you're interested in putting in your two cents, contact:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mountain-Prairie Region
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Or, email Steve Segin at robert_segin@fws.gov.

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