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Sponsored by: Environmental Defense Fund

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If the plans are significantly altered or rescinded, the Americans that have led sage-grouse conservation efforts will be left to deal with great uncertainty and risk.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.


Petition Signatures

Feb 21, 2018 jose ignacio
Feb 21, 2018 wendy smith
Feb 20, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 20, 2018 Christine Cerqueda
Feb 20, 2018 Erika Ranzi
Feb 20, 2018 Brenda Goldman We must not let this bird as so many other American birds become extinct. We need to extend the same effort to save the sage-grouse as we did to save the American Eagle.
Feb 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2018 Davor Maznik
Feb 18, 2018 Eva Garet
Feb 17, 2018 Ramona Montello
Feb 17, 2018 Debora Johannsen
Feb 16, 2018 Lorri MacQueen
Feb 16, 2018 EVA SKLENAR
Feb 16, 2018 Samantha Herring
Feb 16, 2018 Darren Frale
Feb 15, 2018 Clara Armenteros
Feb 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) Despite all the drilling and tracking there must be space on prairie that is not contaminated by the drilling process, the trucks and equipment. Every effort must be made to preserve space for the future. More land needs to be set aside.
Feb 14, 2018 aya oda
Feb 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2018 lesley westbrook
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2018 Kassandra Kupfner
Feb 12, 2018 Holly Moloney
Feb 12, 2018 Roya Talezadeh
Feb 12, 2018 Susana Guillamon
Feb 12, 2018 Esme Fardon
Feb 11, 2018 Julie Craig
Feb 11, 2018 Steve Conrad
Feb 11, 2018 Karen Sidley
Feb 11, 2018 Tiffany Baker
Feb 11, 2018 Brian Gibbons
Feb 11, 2018 r Negrete
Feb 11, 2018 josette ferralli
Feb 11, 2018 James Deep
Feb 11, 2018 Brian Armer
Feb 11, 2018 marci robinson
Feb 11, 2018 chantal van beveren
Feb 10, 2018 Virginia Baksa
Feb 10, 2018 Christine Stever
Feb 10, 2018 Madeleine Kane
Feb 10, 2018 Jeremías Cuevas
Feb 10, 2018 María Galarce
Feb 10, 2018 Gudrun Dennis
Feb 10, 2018 S Rothauser
Feb 10, 2018 Carol Baisinger-Criddle
Feb 10, 2018 Terri Raimondo
Feb 10, 2018 Francis Servaege
Feb 10, 2018 Marie-Therese VALENTIN

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