September 22, 2015

Wyden: Sage Grouse Decision A Win for Rural Jobs and Wildlife

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., released the following statement following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

“I am thrilled by today’s announcement that the greater sage grouse does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act,” Wyden said. “I applaud the efforts of ranchers, conservationists, governors and others who have come to the table, signed agreements and worked hard on the ground to fight for rural Oregon jobs and communities.  This victory just goes to show how collaboration between private stakeholders and local, state and federal leaders can lead to balanced, sustainable solutions for the management of wildlife and our public lands.”