Too much political pressure on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service?

RBC I The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent announcement that the greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act was widely hailed as a conservation success. Federal officials, along with industry supporters and Western communities across the grouse’s 11-state range, claimed voluntary state and landowner actions were enough to protect […]

USFWS: No ESA listing for sage grouse

RBC I The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced Tuesday that the range-wide population of greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act.

AGNC disappointed by sage grouse listing

RBC I The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) issued a statement late last week on behalf of its member governments concerning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) recent decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act.

Emergency order to close caves, mines extended

RBC I Acting Regional Forester Jerome Thomas signed an extension to an emergency order yesterday to restrict access to all caves and abandoned mines on National Forests and Grasslands in the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service (Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas).