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$750 Million Being Spent To Save Sage Grouse

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th February Newsconservationsage grouse
Spending on a government-sponsored initiative to help struggling sage grouse populations in the West is projected to exceed $750 million by 2018. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday the money will conserve an estimated 8 million acres of sage grouse habitat.Read More »

Report: Firefighting Costs Eroding Conservation

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th August Newsconservationfirefighting
The Obama administration is detailing the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes. In a new report issued Wednesday, the Agriculture Department said that staffing for fighting fires has more than doubled since 1998. Meanwhile, the number of workers who manage NationalRead More »

Senators Urge Environmental Protection for Two Southern Oregon Creeks

Two southern Oregon creeks are being placed on the "Most Endangered Creeks" list, according to a press release from Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden. The group "American Rivers" says the creeks are being harmed by mining. Wyden and fellow Oregon Sen.Read More »

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