The Greater Sage Grouse is a large and grounded bird with round wings. It has a tail that is long and pointed. The legs of this bird are feathered to the base of the toes. The males are larger than the females. These birds are usually found at 4000-9000 feet above sea level. The Greater Sage Grouse can be found in the American states of Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, western Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and eastern California. In Canada, it can be found the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
In recent years, the Greater Sage Grouse has come under the threat of extinction. There is evidence that the habitat for the bird is being downsized and destroyed, which has caused a considerable decline in its numbers. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service fears that if no action is taken, local populations will be decimated in the next few decades and the remaining scattered population will be closer to extinction. Hence, as per the Services warranting, the species is now a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
CESAR Releases Report:
Science or Advocacy? ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF GREATER SAGE-GROUSE: A LANDSCAPE SPECIES AND ITS HABITATS An analysis of the four most influential chapters of the monograph.
CESAR's review of the regulatory document highlights a myriad of errors, misinformation and conflicts of interest.