Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

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Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Lawsuit alleges lack of environmental studies invalidates lease sales
This April 2014 photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a Gunnison sage grouse with tail feathers fanned near Gunnison.
San Miguel County is working to save the Gunnison sage grouse. County officials are objecting to lease sales approved by the BLM near critical habitat in Dry Creek Basin.
Gunnison sage grouse chicks are so rare the bird has been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
This sage brush plain near Dove Creek was put under a conservation easement in 2015 to protect the Gunnison sage grouse that lives there. In cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 502 acres were replanted with sage brush in 2011.

Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

This April 2014 photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a Gunnison sage grouse with tail feathers fanned near Gunnison.
San Miguel County is working to save the Gunnison sage grouse. County officials are objecting to lease sales approved by the BLM near critical habitat in Dry Creek Basin.
Gunnison sage grouse chicks are so rare the bird has been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
This sage brush plain near Dove Creek was put under a conservation easement in 2015 to protect the Gunnison sage grouse that lives there. In cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 502 acres were replanted with sage brush in 2011.
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