Feds to shift approach on sage grouse

Federal report suggests population targets, more flexibility for state governments.

A federal report may change the way Oregon and other Western states manage populations of sage grouse.

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s sage grouse review team, a collection of officials from various federal agencies along with 11 state-level representatives, sent a recommendation to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke last week suggesting changes to a federal plan governing sage grouse habitat.

Source: Feds to shift approach on sage grouse; Federal report suggests population targets, more flexibility for state governments