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December 23, 2012
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Sage grouse restoration effort comes to Minden

An effort to gather public comment on an amendment to the forest plan to restore habitat for the greater sage grouse will visit Minden and Smith Valley in early January.Keeping the grouse from being named an endangered species has been a long-term project for Nevadans. State officials approved spending around $300,000 in October to fund an effort to show the federal government that Nevada is on top of protecting the bird and that listing it as endangered isn’t necessary.However, a report issued by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said listing the bird as endangered was warranted, prompting the Forest …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 25, 2012 12:38PM Published Dec 23, 2012 12:40PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.