Wildlife Society http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Study examines sage grouse requirements in winter http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-examines-sage-grouse-requirements-winter <p>A study by the Wyoming chapter of the Wildlife Society found that sage grouse don’t do well if there’s human activity near their winter habitats.</p><p></p><p>The group’s president, Tony Mong, says it’s well known that sage grouse avoid things like oil and gas wells, but they now know that the birds are also sensitive to people <em>doing things</em> nearby.</p><p>He says that knowledge should guide the energy industry’s activities in sage grouse areas.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 23:03:27 +0000 Willow Belden 41502 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study examines sage grouse requirements in winter