The Interior Department had revised those plans this month as part of President Donald Trump's oil and gas efforts.
Gunnison Sage Grouse
The Fish and Wildlife Service said only about 4,700 Gunnison sage grouse remained in 2014.
A U.S. judge ruled that federal wildlife officials had illegally denied protections for the bird in 2015.
Lawsuits claim the Trump administration ignored policies meant to protect the greater sage grouse when it sold oil and gas leases in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.
- Gunnison County, which is home to another species of the bird, says it did plenty of work to avoid federal protections that were imposed anyway.Read more
- What happens when a community tries to head off a listing -- but it happens anyway.Read more
In Colorado, 36 species of flora and fauna are listed under the Endangered Species Act.
The Gunnison sage grouse was listed as threatened last November. That experience may offer some lessons about the greater sage grouse.
- A program in San Juan County, Colorado, will get $231,000 to protect habitat for the Gunnison sage grouse and other species.Read more