Team Obama Sets Aside 1.7 Million Acres for Sage Grouse… OR 368 ACRES FOR EACH BIRD
It’s an Obama world.
The Obama Administration is setting aside 1.7 million acres in Colorado and Utah for the Gunnison Sage Grouse.
There are an estimated 4,612 grouse left in the wild.
So it comes out to 368 acres for each grouse.
And, if you figure that each acre is worth around $500-$1000 dollars, then you can assume the Obama Administration is investing around $184,000 per bird.
It’s good to be a grouse.
The Denver Post reported:
Federal biologists have found that Gunnison sage grouse are going extinct — victims of road, power-line and housing development in western Colorado.
But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to protect survivors as endangered species using 1.7 million acres in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah.
The chicken-size, ground-nesting birds are prone to flying into barbed-wire fences and are famed for their loud mating dances…
…An estimated 4,612 grouse, fewer than one-tenth of their historical population, have survived in fragments around western Colorado.