Montana Op-Ed Praises Cooperative Approach to Reverse Sage Grouse Declines

“At a regional scale, the Sage Grouse Initiative, a partnership of ranchers, agencies, nonprofit groups and business interests was launched in 2010 by the Natural Resources and Conservation Service. The idea is to improve conditions so an Endangered Species Act listing is not necessary, and this is being done by developing local conservation practices in sage country to protect and in some cases restore the ecosystem, including its “flagship” animal, the greater sage grouse.”-David Cronenwett