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January 18, 2013

Envirolooniness Update: Team Obama To Set Aside 1.7 Million Acres for Sage Grouse... OR 368 ACRES FOR EACH GROUSEUpdate:



The Obama Administration plans to set aside 1.7 million acres in Colorado and Utah for the Gunnison Sage Grouse. Given that there's an estimated 4,612 grouse left in the wild, that's 368 acres for each grouse (hat tip - Jim Hoft).

The Denver Post reports:

Federal biologists have found that Gunnison sage grouse are going extinct -- victims of road, power-line and housing development in western Colorado.

But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to protect survivors as endangered species using 1.7 million acres in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah.

The chicken-size, ground-nesting birds are prone to flying into barbed-wire fences and are famed for their loud mating dances...

... An estimated 4,612 grouse, fewer than one-tenth of their historical population, have survived in fragments around western Colorado.

Setting aside 1,700,000 acres or 4,362 square miles to protect a bird that can't even fly over barbwire? Hmmm..., Agenda 21 marches on.

Posted by Hyscience at January 18, 2013 12:36 PM

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