habitat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en State sanctions drilling in sage grouse habitat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-sanctions-drilling-sage-grouse-habitat <p>After what the state characterized as a knock-down, drag-out fight with Chesapeake Oil, it’s planning to allow drilling in a sage grouse conservation area.</p><p>The protected areas were established by executive order in 2011 in order to conserve critical sage grouse habitat, with the goal of keeping the bird off the endangered species list. The <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/798264-chesapeake-oil-douglas-sage-grouse-plan.html#pages">new plan</a> modifies the protections in an area near Douglas where Chesapeake has oil and gas leases.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:34:07 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47196 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State sanctions drilling in sage grouse habitat Efforts to restore sage grouse habitat move forward http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/efforts-restore-sage-grouse-habitat-move-forward <p>Last year, we reported on a new project to restore sage grouse habitat that’s been disturbed by energy development in the Powder River Basin. The Bureau of Land Management, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other agencies are participating in the effort.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:48:31 +0000 Willow Belden 42650 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Efforts to restore sage grouse habitat move forward Jackson Boy Scouts to auction off elk antlers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-boy-scouts-auction-elk-antlers <p></p><p></p><p>Jackson District Boy Scouts will host their annual Elk Antler Auction during Elkfest in the Jackson Town Square this weekend.</p><p>Each year, the Boy Scouts receive a special-use permit to collect shed antlers on the National Elk Refuge. They then tie the antlers into large bundles for customers to bid on by weight.</p><p>One-quarter of the proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts, and the rest will go to the Elk Refuge to fund elk habitat projects.</p><p>Elk Refuge spokeswoman Lori Iverson says many of the auction customers are artists.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 23:21:29 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 40958 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson Boy Scouts to auction off elk antlers