Judge rejects suit to remove Gunnison sage grouse protection

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Judge rejects suit to remove Gunnison sage grouse protection

Colorado lawsuit sought to remove bird’s status as ‘threatened’
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During the spring mating season, Gunnison sage grouse males attract females by displaying their filoplumes, air sacs, white breasts and spiky tail feathers. Males break out in vigorous wing fights to defend their areas on the lek. The lek, where this ritual takes place, is an open area with plenty of cover nearby for fast escapes. Interested females follow the sounds of wing brushing and booming air sacs to select mates.
Rancher John Humphrey gives his opinion regarding Gunnison sage grouse during a meeting with the BLM in Dove Creek during a meeting in 2014.
The Journal file

Richard Marsh strolls his land in Dolores County he recently put in a conservation easement to protect Gunnison sage grouse and big game habitat. The easement allows for cattle grazing.
The Journal file

San Miguel County is working to save the Gunnison sage grouse. County officials are objecting to oil and gas lease sales approved by the BLM near critical habitat in Dry Creek Basin.
The Gunnison sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird with an elaborate mating ritual, survives in isolated sage-brush areas in Southwest Colorado and southeast Utah.

Judge rejects suit to remove Gunnison sage grouse protection

The Journal file

During the spring mating season, Gunnison sage grouse males attract females by displaying their filoplumes, air sacs, white breasts and spiky tail feathers. Males break out in vigorous wing fights to defend their areas on the lek. The lek, where this ritual takes place, is an open area with plenty of cover nearby for fast escapes. Interested females follow the sounds of wing brushing and booming air sacs to select mates.
Rancher John Humphrey gives his opinion regarding Gunnison sage grouse during a meeting with the BLM in Dove Creek during a meeting in 2014.
The Journal file

Richard Marsh strolls his land in Dolores County he recently put in a conservation easement to protect Gunnison sage grouse and big game habitat. The easement allows for cattle grazing.
The Journal file

San Miguel County is working to save the Gunnison sage grouse. County officials are objecting to oil and gas lease sales approved by the BLM near critical habitat in Dry Creek Basin.
The Gunnison sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird with an elaborate mating ritual, survives in isolated sage-brush areas in Southwest Colorado and southeast Utah.
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