Department of Interior Announced Greater Sage Grouse Listing Warranted But Precluded

On Friday, March 5 the US Department of Interior announced that the greater sage grouse will not be listed as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.   Its status will be warranted but precluded.

CWF’s view:    This decision providese an opportunity for landowners, sportsmen and other conservationists to collaborate on approaches that conserve and restore greater sage grouse habitat in ways that benefit all interests.  It is important to understand that the sage grouse is just one indicator of the increasing impacts on the West’s wildlife habitat.  All groups and interests need to work together is we are to sustain our wildlife heritage.     See also CWF’s report, “Northwest Colorado’s Wildlife Habitat Today: Are We Losing Our Heritage?”