Cara J Posted July 25, 2018 Share Posted July 25, 2018 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking the Bureau of Land Management to remove greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) habitat from a planned oil and gas lease sale. The Dec. 6 sale includes 227 parcels — covering 236,000 acres — for oil and gas leasing in the state. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said almost half of that acreage has been identified by the BLM as sage-grouse habitat. He also expressed concern that the BLM has proposed significant changes to sage-grouse conservation plans in Colorado and other Western states. Read Hickenlooper’s letter here, and read the story in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel here. View the full article Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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