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Collaborative Efforts To Save The Sage-Grouse In The West


With a shrinking population and habitat, the greater sage-grouse is being considered for listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act. States, including Oregon, have been working collaboratively on proactive measures to prevent the listing and reduce the threats facing sage-grouse.

Credit Nick Dobric, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Sara Domek, member of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers volunteering to cutback Junipers at Hart Mountain Antelope Preserve. Junipers crowd out Sage and provide predators cover.

KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke with Dr. Jack Connelly, a retired wildlife biologist from Idaho, who has spent most of his career studying sage-grouse. We'll also hear from Brian Jennings of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers of Oregon about the work his group is doing at the state and local level.

Credit Angela Kellner
Dr. Jack Connelly, a retired wildlife biologist, and Brian Jennings of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.

Links for more information:

Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon)

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Sage Grouse

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Sage Grouse

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