Sage Grouse Protection Commenting Period

Rethinking protection plans for Sage Grouse in six western states, including Wyoming.

U.S. Forest Service staff will work with U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials, reviewing plans for the struggling bird.

Forest Service Spokesman, John Shivik, says their review makes sense two years after federal officials decided the chicken-sized bird shouldn't receive endangered species protections.

Forest Service agents will accept public comment in Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Nevada through January 5th.

They say they will review the input before deciding if changes are needed to their plans.

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