Gov. Gary Herbert: Threat of Sage Grouse Endangered Species Listing is Real, Could Cost Utah Billions | Deseret News

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue

February 18, 2014

“Utah Gov. Gary Herbert kicked off a two-day sage grouse summit Tuesday, bringing together hundreds of people throughout the state who have been working nearly two decades to restore the imperiled bird’s habitat.”

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Utah Unveils Plan to Conserve 90 Percent of Greater Sage Grouse Population

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue

April 25, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert’s office rolled out its conservation plan for the imperiled greater sage grouse, setting up 13 distinct management areas it hopes will prevent the animal from being named to the Endangered Species List.

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Endangered Listings for Sage Grouse Would Impact Utah | The Salt Lake Tribune

By Brian Maffly

January 15, 2013

“Bruce Adams and other private landowners in San Juan County have conserved and improved habitat for Gunnison sage grouse by planting forbs, creating wet meadows, putting conservation easements on their land, and even selling out to a land conservancy.

But these measures were not enough to keep federal wildlife officials from proposing last week to list the rare bird for protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).”

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