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New strategy aims to save sagebrush in Western states

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined to list the bird under the Endangered Species Act in 2015. But there's concern that if wildfires or other factors destroy enough of the sagebrush steppe that remains, the birds could again be considered for listing.

Another part of the report focuses on managing livestock grazing on about 240,000 square miles (621,600 sq. kilometers) of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, and 148,000 square miles (383,320 sq. kilometers) of U.S Forest Service lands.

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News Source: 
GazetteXtra
Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019