Sage Grouse

 

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If you would like more information about Sage Grouse, please click on the following link from OSU:
http://oregonprogress.oregonstate.edu/winter-2013/good-bird-good-herd

 

As its name implies, the sage grouse lives in sagebrush country, the rolling hills of knee-high scrub that's the

common backdrop in movie Westerns. Pristine sagebrush is disappearing, however, and so are the birds. Biologists

want to protect the sage grouse, but without starting a 21st century range war over it. So they've undertaken a grand experiment in the American West, to keep the grouse happy, as well as cattle ranchers and the energy industry.
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