Archive for the 'News' Category

“Battle brewing over sage grouse protection”

Monday, March 13th, 2006

USAToday ran an article back in 2004, Battle brewing over sage grouse protection. It outlined the predicament of the sage grouse, a native upland game bird whose population is declining. Its range overlaps that of much of the energy development going on in the West, which means that conservationists are pitted against oil and gas […]

Sage Grouse News, Week of March 12th, 2006

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Philadelphia Inquirer article PINEDALE, Wyo. – Flying above the most prolific natural-gas field in the lower 48 states last summer, Linda Baker, an environmentalist, looked at the spider web of drill sites spread out like an ugly but lucrative quilt. Nearby, another gas-rich field was just starting to be drilled, but this time, Baker hoped, […]

West Nile Virus Found In Sage Grouse

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Local News 8 – Regional – West Nile Virus Found In Sage Grouse This short report notes that sage grouse in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Oregon have been confirmed to have West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV is an infectious viral disease with a significant mortality rate in birds. The fact that the already-marginal populations of […]