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October 20, 2014

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Nevada to spend more than $300,000 to save sage grouse habitat

CARSON CITY — Nevada is seeking to spend more than $300,000 to preserve the habitats of a declining number of sage grouse.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is examining whether to list the sage grouse as an endangered species, thereby limiting the use of its habitat lands.

The State Board of Examiners voted Tuesday to spend $289,109 to create a technical team and to seek $28,265 to hire three conservation specialists to work on the habitats.

Sage grouse are large native birds that once numbered in the millions in the western states. Today, there are fewer than 200,000, scientists say.

The committee recommended areas be set aside in Northern and Central Nevada for sage grouse habitats.

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  1. Good.

  2. How about just shoot the remaining ones and feed them to the homeless?