Federal biologists to take another look at sage-grouse science after getting an earful from Colorado stakeholders
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — Federal biologists will take another hard look at the science before making a final decision how much protection Gunnison sage-grouse need under the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now says it will make a final decision in six months, with a new public comment period ending Sept. 3, 2013. The agency first proposed an endangered species listing, as well as critical habitat, in January of this year. The announcement stirred dismay in Colorado, where the key population of the birds is clustered in the Gunnison Valley. (more…)
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