Saving the Sage Grouse



The greater sage grouse is under threat. Its population has shrunk by more than 90 percent in the last century. Scientists say wildfire, invasive species, energy development and other human activities are to blame. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide if the bird will be added to the Endangered Species List. Boise State Public Radio will explore the issue in a series of reports were calling Saving the Sage Grouse.


  • In Idaho, Historic Sage Grouse Decision Garners Critics And Fans

    23/09/2015 Duração: 268h00s
  • Federal Government Says Greater Sage Grouse Won't Be Listed As Endangered

    22/09/2015 Duração: 40h00s
  • Community Conversation: Saving the Sage Grouse

    17/09/2015 Duração: 4631h00s
  • Saving The Sage Grouse: Is Just The Threat Of An Endangered Species Listing Enough?

    11/09/2015 Duração: 288h00s
  • Saving The Sage Grouse: Lessons From Listing The Gunnison Sage Grouse

    10/09/2015 Duração: 275h00s
  • Saving the Sage Grouse: Conservation Creates Strange Bedfellows In Oil And Gas Country

    10/09/2015 Duração: 292h00s
  • Saving The Sage Grouse: Fighting Wildfire To Defend A Species

    Saving The Sage Grouse: Fighting Wildfire To Defend A Species

    09/09/2015 Duração: 05min

    In May, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell stepped up to the podium at a press conference in Boise. The smell of damp sagebrush was in the air, and the foothills in the background were green – a rare sight in the high desert. Jewell then cut to the chase: “Fire is the number one threat to this ecosystem in the Great Basin states,” said the Obama administration cabinet member. The ecosystem Jewell is talking about is the sagebrush steppe , and the greater sage grouse is its most famous – and fragile – resident. In fire-prone states like Idaho, Oregon and Utah, rangeland wildfire is a fact of life. But the troubled species hasn't evolved with large-scale wildfire. Wildfires wreak havoc on greater sage grouse populations by destroying the areas where the birds mate and raise their chicks. As factors like climate change and invasive plants have increased the intensity of these fires, Jewell’s new strategy is designed to allocate more money, personnel and equipment to firefighters in sage

  • Saving The Sage Grouse: Meet The Bird That Could Soon Land On The Endangered Species List

    08/09/2015 Duração: 282h00s
  • Saving The Sage Grouse: Series Preview

    04/09/2015 Duração: 261h00s