Sage grouse protection order 'just the beginning'


Marcia Love
Reporter, Maple Creek News


Maple Creek, Sask., Canada - April 24, 2014

The greater sage-grouse protection order may just be the tip of the iceberg for the Species at Risk Act (SARA) emergency protection orders, according to ranchers in the area. They are worried it will spur further protection orders on other species that will negatively impact landowners and industries across the country.Keith and Ronda Reesor, who ranch south of Irvine, Alta., are concerned not only for what the order means for their own land, but what it means for people across southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan.