Here is Western Watersheds Project's News Release announcing our challenge to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's political decision of last Friday to "preclude" greater sage-grouse from Endangered Species Act protections.
Also, please note the link to Online Messenger #171 in the right sidebar. Many readers did not receive a copy of #171 last Friday because of a composing error for which we apologize.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the "Bi-State" or Mono Basin area sage grouse population warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act, but that listing them is precluded by higher priorities. The Bi-State sage grouse are large, ground nesting birds that are found in the vicinity of Mono Lake on the border of California and Nevada. The total population of Mono Basin area sage-grouse is estimated at fewer than 5,000 birds and is declining."