threatened and endangered species http://hppr.org en Ranchers: Lesser Prairie Chicken = Greater Government Intervention http://hppr.org/post/ranchers-lesser-prairie-chicken-greater-government-intervention <p>Landowners in Texas tend to be skeptical of more government involvement when it comes to protecting the lesser prairie chicken, a rare bird inhabiting the portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, according to an article in <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/09/27/ranchers-rare-birds-just-mean-more-government"><strong>The Texas Tribune</strong></a>. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 22226 at http://hppr.org Ranchers: Lesser Prairie Chicken = Greater Government Intervention Lesser Prairie-Chicken's Aversion to Vertical Features http://hppr.org/post/lesser-prairie-chickens-aversion-vertical-features <p></p><p>Scientists researching the population declines of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken say the bird's habitat has been damaged by vertical structures and human activity like road-building and oil and gas mining. Vertical structures include mesquite and other woody invasives, which the bird is averse to nesting near. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:54:07 +0000 Dale Bolton 18060 at http://hppr.org Lesser Prairie-Chicken's Aversion to Vertical Features