NEWS
Protection for Sage Grouse
Fri Jun 20, 2014 03:59 PM CDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve habitat in what one top official says may be the best, last chance to keep the bistate population off the list of threatened species.

"This is the last train out of the station," Jason Weller, chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, told The Associated Press.

While the multiagency effort targets grouse habitat in California and Nevada, officials said they hope it ...

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