GROUSE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GROUSE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Morgan County owners envision resort on sage grouse turf http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407399-78/grouse-sage-county-property.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407399-78/grouse-sage-county-property.html.csp">Morgan County owners envision resort on sage grouse turf</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T16:47:09.267-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Morgan County officials are weighing a request to rezone an undeveloped piece of the Wasatch Back to allow a resort on critical sage grouse lek, or habitat. The development proposal could damage the state’s most popular lek, where birders flock every April to observe the grouse’s peculiar mating ritual. Property owners’ plans for their 2,800 acres of land have sparked an outcry from conservationists as well as locals who fear high-density development would degrade the rural character and quiet o...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58407399@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:47:09 MDT Op-ed: Utah’s sage grouse plan may flunk its first test http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403774-82/grouse-sage-county-plan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403774-82/grouse-sage-county-plan.html.csp">Op-ed: Utah’s sage grouse plan may flunk its first test</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Allison Jones</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:01.893-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The folks in the room at a recent Morgan County Planning Commission meeting had little idea how significant their vote would be. In considering whether to begin development next to a sage grouse lek, they held in their hands the fate of the greater sage grouse in our state. The issue at hand seemed deceptively benign — changing a designation on the County General Planning map for nearly 3,000 acres from “Natural Resources/Recreation” status to “Master Planned Community.” Pending approval from...</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> 58403774@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:01 MDT Images record amazing dance of the sage grouse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58317638-223/grouse-paothong-sage-noppadol.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58317638-223/grouse-paothong-sage-noppadol.html.csp">Images record amazing dance of the sage grouse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T07:20:59.16-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 07:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Noppadol Paothong, a wildlife photographer who lives in Missouri, for years trained his lens on majestic animals, charismatic creatures that can fill a viewfinder and command attention. But in 2001, as a newspaper photographer, he got an assignment that changed his career — shoot the spring mating ritual of a bird known as the greater prairie chicken down near Golden City in southwest Missouri. “I never knew something so small could inspire me,” said Paothong, who is now staff photographer with ...</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> 58317638@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:20:59 MDT Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260687-68/grouse-wyoming-sage-blm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260687-68/grouse-wyoming-sage-blm.html.csp">Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MEAD GRUVER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T09:10:53.344-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne, Wyo. • The total area of federal oil and gas leases deferred in Wyoming to protect the greater sage grouse — ahead of next year’s expected decision on whether the bird is a threatened or endangered species — substantially exceeds the combined size of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, U.S. Bureau of Land Management figures show. In Wyoming, the 2,864 leases deferred in whole or in part to protect sage grouse cover 3.5 million acres, or 5,500 square miles. They include 40 leas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582606872014-08-05T09:10:53.344-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T09:10:53.344-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260687@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:10:53 MDT