Saving Sage Grouse: SLT editorial

Leading Utah newspaper praises Western Watershed’s massive lawsuit-

Saving sage grouse. Judge is right to allow lawsuit. Tribune Editorial





  1. Ken Cole Avatar

    This is a complicated story but I really think people need to be watching it because it is very important.

  2. Ralph Maughan Avatar


    The resolution of the sage grouse issue will have consequences that reach much farther than bison in Yellowstone or restoration of the wolves. It is not just about a bird that struts.

  3. Brian Ertz Avatar

    The editorial pics up on the implications well. The prtoection of sage grouse could be a watershed moment in western public lands and environment issues – it is already redefining land use priorities and has spurred an upheaval among oil & gas barons, livestock barons, energy barons, and the ATV ‘tear it up’ crowd. We truely get to see and be a part of a fundamental shift in public lands managent – the building blocks of a new land ethic.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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