MATT WOOLBRIGHTThe Associated Press

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February 2, 2013
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Wildlife head’s exit concerns conservationists

Conservationists across the state are questioning Nevada’s commitment to a plan to protect sage grouse and stave off a possible listing under the Endangered Species Act after Gov. Brian Sandoval asked the state’s wildlife director to resign this week.Many conservationists fear the forced resignation of Department of Wildlife Director Ken Mayer represents a change in scientific wildlife management by the state — a deviation that may bring disastrous consequences, said Kyle Davis, the Nevada Conservation League political and policy director.“Certainly one of my concerns is that this will set us back to the point we aren’t able to have success …

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