Bethesda, MD - April 15, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced the extension of the public comment period on the proposed rule to list the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act with a special rule.
FWS is also re-opening the comment period on the proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the grouse. The deadline for FWS to make a final determination on the bird’s status has now been extended six months and is due April 28, 2015.