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Stories with subject: Shrubs
  • Q&A: What is a sage grouse and why is the bird imperiled? 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 1:08 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Interior Department said Tuesday it won't propose federal protections for the greater sage grouse, a chicken-sized bird of the sagebrush that ranges from California to the Dakotas.

  • Shift in US firefighting prioritizes sage grouse in West 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 1:08 am

    RENO, Nevada - Federal agencies deciding how to deploy firefighters during one of the West's worst wildfire seasons are considering a new factor in their deliberations: an imperiled bird that inhabits a vast stretch of sagebrush from California to the Dakotas.

  • Feds: Sage grouse face decline if wildfires can't be stopped 
    Updated: Sep-13-15 11:06 am

    BOISE, Idaho - If increasingly destructive wildfires in the Great Basin can't be stopped, the sage grouse population will be cut in half over the next three decades, scientists say.