Sage Grouse Study Notes Concerns

Laramie, Wy – Reductions in sagebrush habitat are significantly impacting sage grouse populations in the west. Researchers have developed a model that shows where the birds are at risk and for the most part Sage Grouse in Wyoming are ok. But Colorado State and U-S-G-S Researcher Cameron Aldridge says there are areas of the state where sagebrush is being impacted and that could have future ramifications for Sage Grouse. Aldridge says it is something people in the state might want to keep an eye on. The study says states should look at ways of maintaining large areas of sage brush habitat.