Can The Sage Grouse Be Protected Without The Feds?

September 8, 2015
Photo: Rancher Greg Peterson Next To Truck (Staff)
Rancher Greg Peterson has invested hundreds of his hours and 2,500 acres of his land toward conservation. 

trying to convince the federal government that the greater sage grouse doesn't need to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. 

That's a familiar effort to folks in Gunnison. CPR News reporter Grace Hood reports this morning on what happens when a community tries to head off a listing -- in this case over the Gunnison sage grouse -- but it happens anyway. 

And if you're unclear on what the Endangered Species Act covers in Colorado or how a species is listed -- check out this nifty explainer. 

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