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Unprecedented sage grouse protection deal signed in Nevada

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RENO, Nev. – An unprecedented attempt to protect sage grouse habitat across parts of more than 900 square miles of privately owned land in Nevada began under a deal Thursday involving the federal government, an environmental group and the world's largest gold mining company.


The agreement comes as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approaches a fall deadline for a decision on whether to protect the greater sage grouse, a bird roughly the size of a chicken that ranges across the West, under the Endangered Species Act.


Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/unprecedented-sage-grouse-protection-deal-signed-in-nevada/article_3187597e-78b6-57d6-97a8-f666cf9fdcd0.html

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