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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 3,992
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If the plans are significantly altered or rescinded, the Americans that have led sage-grouse conservation efforts will be left to deal with great uncertainty and risk.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

Apr 14, 2018 Donna Jay
Apr 13, 2018 jole Lheureux
Apr 13, 2018 Sara Graziosa
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
Apr 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
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 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
Apr 2, 2018 Toby Cardoso
Apr 2, 2018 Jene Malcomson
Apr 1, 2018 Joline Barth
Apr 1, 2018 Elena Pimyakova
Mar 31, 2018 Nan Newall
Mar 31, 2018 Gabriela Duarte
Mar 31, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 31, 2018 Antonia Powell
Mar 30, 2018 Monica Huang
Mar 30, 2018 Julie English
Mar 30, 2018 Leena Rauttamo
Mar 29, 2018 Susan Fisher
Mar 29, 2018 Brianna Onken
Mar 29, 2018 Sarah Chi
Mar 29, 2018 Pamela Miguez
Mar 29, 2018 Marleen Neus
Mar 29, 2018 Edeltraut Renk
Mar 28, 2018 Patricia Chambers
Mar 28, 2018 Marie Alabiso
Mar 27, 2018 Jill King
Mar 27, 2018 Angela LaRochelle
Mar 27, 2018 Terri Robb
Mar 27, 2018 Faith O'Neil
Mar 27, 2018 Michele Costa
Mar 27, 2018 Laura Krause
Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz
Mar 26, 2018 Lens Lucas
Mar 26, 2018 Kate Ravenstein
Mar 26, 2018 Jorge Balseiro
Mar 25, 2018 Richard Bosboom

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