The recent decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to not list sage grouse as an endangered species has drawn renewed interest in the long-term survival of this unique Montana native.
FWP Research Wildlife Biologist Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D, will discuss what she's learning about the chicken-sized bird's life history and survival needs.
Sage grouse habitat covers 165 million acres across the West – about half of what it once was – with some of the best habitat still found in Montana. The birds number between 300,000 and 500,000 region wide, according to federal agencies.
The free event is set for 6–7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Montana WILD Education Center at 2668 Broadwater Ave. For more information call Montana WILD at 444-9944.
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