New study shows bistate sage grouse populations stable


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Kurt Hildebrand
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Minden, NV - May 28, 2014

New information may indicate that the bistate sage grouse, which is proposed for listing as an endangered species, might not be as endangered as originally thought.

Information gathered by several agencies between 2002 and 2012, and compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that in many instances grouse populations are relatively stable.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nevada Supervisor Ted Koch was in Minden on Wednesday night for a hearing about the listing.