GROUSE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GROUSE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Will sage grouse go the way of the lesser prairie-chicken http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808136-82/grouse-conservation-sage-lesser.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808136-82/grouse-conservation-sage-lesser.html.csp">Op-ed: Will sage grouse go the way of the lesser prairie-chicken</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ed Arnett and Terry Riley</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:02.546-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As wildlife biologists, hunters, and conservationists, we watched closely as the fate of the lesser prairie-chicken unfolded on March 27 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the medium-sized game bird as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. The fact that a once widely distributed and extensively hunted game bird would be considered for an ESA listing is unfortunate, and the USFWS decision disappointed many. But the lesser prairie-chicken can be restored and event...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57808136@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:02 MDT Watch sage grouse strut their stuff at viewing event http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57753644-78/grouse-sage-utah-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57753644-78/grouse-sage-utah-wildlife.html.csp">Watch sage grouse strut their stuff at viewing event</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T22:08:24.079-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One of nature’s most amazing courtship rituals is going on across the West right now as sage grouse have gathered on traditional leks to mate. The male grouse make weird sounds and strut their stuff, putting on a show for the females. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is providing an opportunity to watch the show April 5 near Price, but it requires getting up early. State wildlife biologists will be at Emma Park, about 13 miles north of Price before dawn and armed with spotting scopes and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753644@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:08:24 MDT Op-ed: BLM plan isn’t enough to sustain sage grouse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57667133-82/grouse-sage-greater-habitats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57667133-82/grouse-sage-greater-habitats.html.csp">Op-ed: BLM plan isn’t enough to sustain sage grouse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Fenwick</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:04.08-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The greater sage grouse, a popular game bird that once numbered in the millions, is in serious trouble. In the mostly public western habitats required by these birds, population estimates have been plummeting for decades. Adding greater sage grouse to the list of species protected by the Endangered Species Act is “warranted,” according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But a final decision will not come until 2015. To its credit, the Obama administration is not waiting. Instead, federal ag...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57667133@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Op-ed: Sage grouse protection needn’t stop drilling, ranching http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574914-82/grouse-sage-listing-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574914-82/grouse-sage-listing-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Sage grouse protection needn’t stop drilling, ranching</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Allison Jones and Kirk Robinson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T01:01:06.43-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the Mormon pioneers crossed the prairie en route to the Salt Lake Valley, there were an estimated 16 million greater sage grouse in the West — a source of sustenance that they no doubt relied on. In an astonishingly short time since, we have reduced the sage grouse population to approximately 10 percent of its original size by land-use practices that have steadily degraded sagebrush steppe ecosystems. The good news is that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is keeping a careful eye on the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574914@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:01:06 MDT