Skip to comments.Sage-grouse could become mining’s ‘Spotted Owl on Steroids’ - AMEA
Posted on 02/27/2014 9:31:25 AM PST by george76
Federal designation of the Greater Sage-grouse as threatened or endangered could result in the withdrawal of over 17 million acres from mining
Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service of making an unprecedented attempted to limit multiple use on public lands through use of the Spotted Owl on Steroidsthe Greater Sage-Grouse.
BLM and Forest Services real purpose is NOT sage-grouse conservation.
Rather, the so-called conservation measures are designed to: Find another way to implement the draconian land use restrictions in the aborted Wild Lands Policy and Secretarial Order 3310; Dramatically reduce and even prevent mining, energy development (both conventional and renewable), grazing, and multiple-use of public lands.
In fact, AMEA argued, The proposed conservation measures are more draconian that the restrictions that would result from an ESA listing of the species.
Because the Greater Sage-grouse habitat covers nearly 60 million acres in 11 western states, the proposed land use restrictions and prohibitions will cause economic devastation to communities across the westjust like the Spotted Owl caused in the Northwest but on a much larger scale, the association contends.
In the late 1980s, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the spotted owl threatened and put its habitat off-limit to timber productionestimated at 5.3 million acres in 2008. More than 200 mills in the Northwest closed and thousands of jobs were lost after the designation.
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fedgov wants to lock up all of the land in the West so they can give it to the chicoms to pay off the debt.
The Obamanoids have to stop fracking one way or another.
Looks like they need to call Billy-Bob’s Endangered Species Extermination Service, ‘cause “you can’t protect what don’t exist”.
No one is allowed to live or work west of the Mississippi.
Unless you’re gay.
If the sage grouse lives and thrives on millions of acres in 11 states, how can it be ‘endangered’?
The LIBs/DIMs want you off the “federal” lands. No walking, no off-roading, no shooting, no cycling, no mining, no hunting, no rockhounding, no oil & gas exploration and production, no minerals extraction, no grazing, no exploring, no nothing! They want you to live in packed cities and rely on the government teat. You like Freedom? You are so then. It is only going to get worse.
The sage grouse is not endangered.
The communists just want to destroy America and freedom.
The eco-nuts could hire chicken farmers to breed millions of sage grouse, spotted owls, etc. if they were really endangered.
It has to be a major goal of conservatives that once in power, they both return the vast majority of federal land takings from the states. Once it is done, then these totalitarian federal agencies need to be at least decimated.
And then, something that should be easy, for congress to pass a resolution that Agenda 21, its derivatives, and related schemes, are anti-American and unconstitutional “on their face”. And this should be hammered home to the federal judiciary by the senate and house judiciary committees.
How could they possibly be endangered if there are enough of them to inhabit 17 million acres of land???
I am Not what anyone would consider a eco-nut!
I love to hunt game birds.
But since I retire (1991) i’ve been looking to raise Game birds to restock private and public lands.
The one thing that I do find is the FedGestapo does not wish anyone to achieve any success in that endeavor! Most Grouse breeds as well as other breeds are limited from being transfer between states and/or countries.
One example of a bird I desired was Black Grouse.
I bet Sage Grouse tastes better than Spotted Owl.
If sage grouse is endangered why is it a regulated game bird in Western States?
“If the sage grouse lives and thrives on millions of acres in 11 states, how can it be endangered?”
I saw at least 50 super endangered sage chickens on a 2 hour drive from Deeth to Jarbidge Nevada. Ran over at least 3 of them to boot.