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They once roamed the West by the millions. Many hundred years later, there were less than 500,000 left. But Americans weren't going to let them disappear — instead, an unusual coalition banded together to protect the iconic greater sage-grouse. Ranchers, conservationists, state and federal wildlife agencies, local governments and even industry groups worked together with the federal Bureau of Land Management to create a multi-state, science-based plan to revive the dwindling greater sage-grouse populations.

But the plans have not been given the time they need to work. Now, Secretary Zinke is putting it all at risk, proposing weakening or eliminating these groundbreaking conservation efforts.

Don't let that happen: Speak out today, and tell the Department of Interior to do their job, and ensure the greater sage-grouse’s continued survival.

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Dear Secretary Zinke,

The greater sage-grouse is an icon of the American West. And when their numbers dwindled, Western governors crossed party lines to join together, along with ranchers and biologists, industry groups and state wildlife agencies, local government leaders and others, to implement innovative, cost-effective solutions to save this bird and keep it off the Endangered Species List.

If the plans are significantly altered or rescinded, the Americans that have led sage-grouse conservation efforts will be left to deal with great uncertainty and risk. Landowner-led efforts would be disrupted, including revenue-earning opportunities. Millions of dollars invested in sage-grouse conservation programs would be held up. Robust agriculture and energy industries would lose the clear and consistent standards they rely on to operate and to confidently plan for the future. And outdoor recreation and tourism sectors that benefit from roughly $1 billion a year in economic output driven by sage-grouse habitat would suffer, including countless jobs and livelihoods.

In short, attacking these standards puts Americans in the West at risk. Please do not weaken or repeal any elements of sage-grouse protections.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 21, 2018 Wanda Anthony
May 21, 2018 VIKKI STEINRAUF
May 21, 2018 Kate Evans
May 21, 2018 Melissa Masters
May 21, 2018 Tracy Schalk
May 21, 2018 Donna Parker
May 17, 2018 Lynda Kerr
May 17, 2018 Jennifer Perez
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May 13, 2018 Natasha Brenner
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May 11, 2018 Becky Tank
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 christine burgess
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May 4, 2018 Kelly Twat
May 3, 2018 Linda Millemaci
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 2, 2018 Cecelia Furman
May 1, 2018 Anais Cudel
Apr 30, 2018 Gabriele Jefferson
Apr 29, 2018 Birgit Ditto
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 23, 2018 Cynthia Ballard Can you work for something beneficial for our world?
Apr 23, 2018 Elisabeth Carroll
Apr 23, 2018 Jennifer Luttrell
Apr 23, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 22, 2018 Eva Avrampou
Apr 21, 2018 Michelle Johnson
Apr 20, 2018 Lisbeth Donahoe
Apr 14, 2018 Donna Jay
Apr 13, 2018 jole Lheureux
Apr 13, 2018 Sara Graziosa
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
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Apr 10, 2018 Alex Vollmer
Apr 9, 2018 virginia green
Apr 9, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 8, 2018 c. martinez
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 5, 2018 DEBBIE CONRAD
Apr 5, 2018 Mary Cook
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Margherita Pinto
Apr 5, 2018 David Young
Apr 5, 2018 Michael Pierce
Apr 3, 2018 Megan Speight
Apr 3, 2018 charly oddo
Apr 2, 2018 Shelley Tsuji ENOUGH! Zinke Dinky...cut the crap...we should use you as a target for the hunters...Yes?
Apr 2, 2018 Norma Morgan

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