Gunnison sage grouse struggle in Southwest Colorado

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Gunnison sage grouse struggle in Southwest Colorado

Threatened species missing from Dove Creek population
Colorado Parks and Wildlife estimates the total 2019 population in Southwest Colorado at 2,700 sage grouse, down from 4,000 birds in 2015.
The prolonged snowpack in spring made nesting difficult for Gunnison sage grouse.
A landowner surveys an conservation easement near Dove Creek to provide protected habitat for the Gunnison sage grouse.

Gunnison sage grouse struggle in Southwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife estimates the total 2019 population in Southwest Colorado at 2,700 sage grouse, down from 4,000 birds in 2015.
The prolonged snowpack in spring made nesting difficult for Gunnison sage grouse.
A landowner surveys an conservation easement near Dove Creek to provide protected habitat for the Gunnison sage grouse.
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