No, ‘regenerative ranching’ is not good for grassland birds (commentary)

No, ‘regenerative ranching’ is not good for grassland birds (commentary)

A staggering 3 billion birds, including 700 million grassland birds, have been lost in the last 50 years. Without question, one of the leading causes of those catastrophic losses has been habitat loss driven by grazing livestock. Yet, latching on to the success of regenerative plant agriculture, beef advocates have launched far-fetched “regenerative ranching” theories […]

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Lawsuit Launched to Compel Trump Administration to Protect Bi-state Sage Grouse

Lawsuit Launched to Compel Trump Administration to Protect Sage Grouse

SAN FRANCISCO― Conservation groups filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect an imperiled bird, the bi-state sage grouse, under the Endangered Species Act despite ongoing population declines. The bi-state sage grouse is a geographically isolated, genetically distinct population of greater sage grouse, which are famous […]

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Conservation Groups Sound Alarm on Administration’s Continued Assault on Western Values

Conservation Groups Sound Alarm on Administration’s Continued Assault on Western Values

DENVER – The American public, along with conservation and sporting organizations, submitted yet another round of comments today on six Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS) prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in an effort to overturn bipartisan science-based plans approved in 2015 to protect habitat of the imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse. As the primary […]

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“Energy Dominance”: Three Years of a Disastrous Policy for Wildlife and Communities

“Energy Dominance”: Three Years of a Disastrous Policy for Wildlife and Communities

March 2020 marked a somber anniversary. Three years ago, the Trump administration announced its so-called “energy dominance” doctrine, which, as the name implies has put energy development as the priority for our public lands. Since then, the administration has tried to lease a whopping 24.5 million acres of public land—land that is meant to be […]

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POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to weaken protections for sage grouse?

The Trump administration has unveiled plans to weaken environmental protections for sprawling areas of the western US considered important habitat for the sage grouse, a chicken-like bird known for its flamboyant courtship displays. The proposals, put forward by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), essentially dismantle much of a landmark 2015 compromise struck between […]

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