BLM presents plan to save Gunnison sage grouse

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BLM presents plan to save Gunnison sage grouse

Cooperation with private landowners is key, officials say
During mating season, Gunnison sage grouse males display their filoplumes (topknot), bulging air sacs, white breasts and spiky tail feathers to attract hens. Males will fight to defend their areas on the lek, an open area with nearby cover for fast escapes.
Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist Nate West answers questions about the Gunnison sage grouse at a meeting last week in Dove Creek. The rare bird is found in Southwest Colorado and was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 2014. The BLM recently released a plan to further protect the bird.

BLM presents plan to save Gunnison sage grouse

During mating season, Gunnison sage grouse males display their filoplumes (topknot), bulging air sacs, white breasts and spiky tail feathers to attract hens. Males will fight to defend their areas on the lek, an open area with nearby cover for fast escapes.
Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist Nate West answers questions about the Gunnison sage grouse at a meeting last week in Dove Creek. The rare bird is found in Southwest Colorado and was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 2014. The BLM recently released a plan to further protect the bird.
For more information

To view the BLM report go to bit.ly/sagegrouseplanThe BLM is taking public comments on their sage grouse plan until Jan. 9. Commenters should use the comment form at:http://1.usa.gov/1Uusw8C, via email to gusg_amend@blm.gov, via fax at 303-239-3699 or via mail to Gunnison Sage Grouse EIS, Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215.For more information, contact Bridget Clayton, BLM Colorado Sage Grouse Coordinator, at bclayton@blm.gov or 970-244-3045.

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