sage grouse

Interior: New Plan Will Work With States on Sage Grouse
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will grant more flexibility to the 11 Western states where the bird lives.
Zinke says the federal government and the states can work together to protect the sage grouse and its habitat …
3 Fires in Wenatchee Area Burning 36.7 Square Miles
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles (95 square kilometers), but had not destroyed any structures.
Firefighters on Wednesday were trying to prevent the fires from growing to protect property and …
Fed Program Surprisingly Beneficial to WA Sage Grouse
SPOKANE (AP) — A new study of sage grouse in Eastern Washington has found a surprisingly large benefit from a federal program that subsidizes farmers to plant grasses and native shrubs instead of crops.
The study concluded the CRP program is probably the reason that sage grouse still live in so…