Service: Gunnison sage grouse listing, protection will cost millions to Utah, Colorado

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  • Wyoming Jake Casper, WY
    Nov. 12, 2014 11:34 a.m.

    No private use (including AG) of federal and state land will be allowed in the subject area. When the rest of the threatened Sage Grouse species get listed the same will apply over millions of federal and state land throughout the west. We had better learn how to do with out the freedom to engage in private activities on those lands. Many of us may even have to move away. You conservationists will be allowed to stay.

  • Papaman6 Los Angeles, CA
    Sept. 26, 2013 9:30 p.m.

    During World War II and into the 1950’s and 60's, Monticello and Southeast Utah underwent a uranium-mining boom. Monticello became the site for the Vanadium Corporation of America's uranium processing mill. Aside from the actual mill site, the Environmental Protection Agency found 424 contaminated vicinity properties in the residential and commercial areas of Monticello, as well as 34 contaminated properties on rural land downstream from the mill. It is pretty evident that this land in the Monticello area has not and will not support ground nesting birds like Sage Grous and Quail.

  • u25 West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    Or wolves

  • KDave Moab, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    Strange that they never mentioned that Eagles and Crows are a major threat to the Sage Grouse.

  • WRK Riverton, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 6:45 a.m.

    Would it be possible to put Humans on the endangered species list?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 5:17 a.m.

    A very good example of why the State governemnt is the worst wards of the land and why they should not be allowed to have controlling interests. Its not just about the sage grouse, its about every thing and all wildlife and abusive users of property that belongs to all 50 states of this nation.

    Utah is not and independent nation and they are unwilling to be responsible about land use. Utah has demonstrated how careless they are and that they only care about money. Money is not a cure all for society or governemnt. Utah governemnt does not care about people, land management, or property.

    The SL valley is a prime example of poor land management and development. The only disaster that has not hit the slopes of the valley is an earth quake which should sink thousands of homes built in Sandy, West Jordan, Herriman, and Draper, the USGS has zoned as no build zones for homes or industry. Home owners take it in the shorts for governemnt contempt for the law.

  • dale richards Green River, Utah
    Sept. 18, 2013 8:57 p.m.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
    would love to and try and bring back
    the dinosaurs if they thought it would tie
    Up land to stop any human progress.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 6:03 p.m.

    This action graphically illustrates the gross unfairness of the "green" system we've allowed liberals to impose on us.

    The affected grouse are said to have been wiped out [though those closest to the land would argue that] by suboptimal land uses in all areas but those the FWS is trying now to fence away. They'll prohibit or impact pretty much all reasonable uses of the very lands that have been wisely used and carefully protected for generations by the real people that live closest to them.

    Of course, in liberal politics, no such good deed EVER goes unpunished. Back-East bureaucrats see no irony, whatever, in their plan to inflict the ENTIRE brunt of their overreaching, johnny-come-lately government intervention on the very best stewards of the lands.

    It's just sad.