Sandoval hopeful Obama meeting will help prevent listing of the sage grouse

Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’s hopeful Monday’s meeting with President Obama is going to help prevent the need to list the greater sage grouse.

“We discussed the critical need for efforts to protect populations of the greater sage grouse through a conservation plan based on cutting edge science, common sense best practices and collaborative decision-making,” he said following the discussion in Las Vegas. “I am hopeful that our meeting today will serve as a stepping stone as we continue to navigate this important issue.”

He said his goal is to preclude the need to list the grouse “just as we have done with the bi-state sage grouse.”


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