Protect the sage-grouse and our Nevada way of life!
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The greater sage-grouse, an iconic bird known for its fascinating mating dance, lives its entire life in the wide open spaces of the American West, including Nevada. However, greater sage-grouse populations are dwindling, and as a result the United States Fish & Wildlife Service is on course to make a final decision by Fall of 2015 whether to list the species as endangered. In the coming months, we have a momentous opportunity to develop a made-in-Nevada plan to protect the greater sage-grouse and its habitat while also preserving the Nevada way of life and our economy.
Three complementary efforts are underway to help deal with this challenge—one by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), one by Governor Brian Sandoval and the State of Nevada, and one by Senators Dean Heller and Harry Reid. Together, these state and national efforts can conserve sage-grouse habitat while ensuring continued economic prosperity for Nevada.
Without action by all parties, the bird will remain in danger; and living and working in rural Nevada, whether you’re grazing cattle, mining, or enjoying the outdoors may forever be altered.
Sign this petition urging Senators Heller and Reid and Governor Sandoval to continue working on a visionary and bipartisan plan to save greater sage-grouse habitat and protect our western way of life.
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