The Nevada-California population of sage grouse received good news today. Conservation efforts by landowners, government agencies and the Sage Grouse Initiative, funded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, have saved this particular population of the grouse — the bi-state sage grouse population — from being listed under the Endangered Species Act.
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The greater sage-grouse population is still under consideration for listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A decision is expected later this year.
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.