To the Bureau of Land Management,
The Gunnison sage grouse needs your help. As few as 3,000 remain in the southern corners of Colorado and Utah, and their sagebrush habitat is being carved up for land conversion, development, roads and recreation.
The loss of these birds’ habitat is central in their decline.
Gunnison sage grouse need the sage shrublands for shelter, to hide from predators, to raise their young, and to attract mates in their strange, iconic dances. Without that habitat, the grouse are struggling to survive. For that reason, I urge you to update the Bureau of Land Management’s management plans for the greater sage grouse to protect this iconic species.