Jeff Beck http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Sage Grouse Concerns Prompt Changes In Reclamation Regs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sage-grouse-concerns-prompt-changes-reclamation-regs <p>When energy development happens on public lands, companies have to reclaim the land. That means restoring the landscape after it’s been disturbed. But exactly what’s <em>required</em> varies from one part of the state to another. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports that agencies are making those rules more consistent, in hopes of helping keep sage grouse off the endangered species list.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:42:58 +0000 Willow Belden 53059 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sage Grouse Concerns Prompt Changes In Reclamation Regs Study maps preferred territory for sage grouse http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-maps-preferred-territory-sage-grouse <p>A new study has determined which areas within the Atlantic Rim oil and gas field near Rawlins are most important for sage grouse.</p><p>The study&rsquo;s author, Chris Kirol, was a grad student in the University of Wyoming&rsquo;s Department of Ecosystems Science and Management. He says they put radio collars on sage grouse to track which areas they liked and which areas they avoided.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 18:16:13 +0000 Willow Belden 28060 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study maps preferred territory for sage grouse