A sage grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. A federal judge struck down Idaho’s lawsuit Thursday against a federal land use plan to protect the bird that convinced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act in 2015.
A sage grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. A federal judge struck down Idaho’s lawsuit Thursday against a federal land use plan to protect the bird that convinced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act in 2015. Tom Koerner AP
A sage grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. A federal judge struck down Idaho’s lawsuit Thursday against a federal land use plan to protect the bird that convinced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act in 2015. Tom Koerner AP
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