Rare Bird Conservation Plan Approved by Feds

6:49 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Rare Bird Conservation Plan Approved by Feds

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The federal government officially endorses a conservation plan, known as the Range Wide Plan, an unlikely partnership between those who might compromise the grassland habitat of the prairie chicken and landowners.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has put its stamp of approval on a plan that Texas and four other states have worked on for years to protect the lesser prairie chicken, a rare bird whose future has been threatened by economic development - especially oil and gas drilling - in West Texas and the Panhandle.