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1.8 million California acres were set aside for frogs. Ranchers say decision ignores them

“Other habitat management, like livestock grazing in some areas, has an impact, and of course climate change and drought can impact them as well,” said Jenny Loda, a staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. If land is overgrazed, … Continue reading

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BLM sage grouse guidelines will bury land users in paperwork

 by THOMAS MITCHELL The Bureau of Land Management this past week issued eight guideline memos instructing federal land managers in 11 Western states as to how they are to carry out policies intended to protect greater sage grouse — a … Continue reading

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Sage grouse, Western ranchers dodge the ESA bullet, sort of

…it’s likely that many people in the West consider the decision to not list the bird as a huge victory. Whether or not it’s a lasting victory remains to be seen. Indeed, once these crazy ideas break the surface, they … Continue reading

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Cruel gray wolf release experiment needs to end

Public testimony demonstrated little support from the local communities for the release of another naïve (born and raised in captivity) wolf. Dr E Lamar Smith taught me a great many things about the “real world.” One that always stood out … Continue reading

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Utah prairie dog ruling stokes national conversation about endangered species

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said the federal government cannot use the commerce clause to regulate threatened species if that species is only found in one state. The Utah prairie dog is only found in Utah. Benson … Continue reading

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Minden to host grouse, piñon summit

You Nevada cowboys might ought to make this one. — jtl via The Record-Courier As conservation efforts to preserve the bi-state sage-grouse continue, groups working on the issue, as well as experts from throughout the West and federal agency representatives, … Continue reading

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Under the microscope: ESA peer reviews

   If it’s possible that USFWS may have a bias toward listing species and designating inappropriately large habitat areas, this report shows how the agency may be short-changing the peer review process to achieve those goals. Some of the techniques … Continue reading

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Laxalt: Nevada should sue over Endangered Species Act

Don’t hold your breath. I know, I know I’m too young to be that cynical. lol — jtl, 419 Adam Laxalt, candidate for Attorney General, speaks with the Review-Journal editorial board on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (Mark Damon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) … Continue reading

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Legislation Introduced to Ensure State Management of Sage Grouse

What really needs to happen is for the 1973 law to be repealed and the Environmental Protection Agency and the uS Fish and Wildlife Service dismantled. That would be a good start on dismantling the whole sordid mess. — jtl, … Continue reading

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The Center for Biological Diversity is at it Again.

Here we go again. I thought some of you might want to add your two cents. Log on and give ’em “what for.” — jtl, 419 For Immediate Release, October 2, 2013 Contact: Michael Robinson, (575) 313-7017 Wolf Supporters  to Hold … Continue reading

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