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Sage Grouse Comment

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:59 am
by bhennessy
The Trump administration has initiated a process to re-open and roll back the federal, multi-state and industry agreement on sage grouse habitat management that was negotiated several years ago. As part of that process they have asked for public comment, although true to form they have severely truncated the normal comment period to 45 days only.

The agreement reached, while not perfect, directly addresses habitat loss, which is at the root of the birds decline, like it is with the southern quail, and other birds we pursue. The Trump administration has indicated it would rather acquiesce to industry and forgo habitat based management in favor or other proven failed projects such as releasing pen raised birds.

The irony is that the agreement reached was viewed as a compromise between all parties, and while most were not completely happy, it kept the bird off the endangered species list, which was a win for all but the most ardent environmentalists.

The Theodore Roosevelt Consevation Partnership (a very pro sportman and hunter organizational) has a link for us to send comments to the BLM, but we need to act quickly as we are well into the 45 day comment period.

Re: Sage Grouse Comment

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:43 pm
by STait
Done! thanks for posting.