WPR News
8:17 am
Mon May 21, 2007

Sage Grouse Needs More Help

Laramie, Wy – A top researcher says that Sage Grouse continues to struggle in areas with energy development. David Naugle is a University of Montana Researcher who is studying impacts of energy development in the Powder River Basin. He says Sage Grouse within Coalbed Methane development areas do much worse then those who reside outside the area. Naugle adds that offspring are also much fewer. Naugle is calling on experts to work with industry officials, so that they can be involved with best practices to protect Sage Grouse.