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FILE --This file photo taken Tuesday, April 15, 2008, near Rawlins, Wyo., shows a male sage grouse performing his "strut". Federal wildlife officials are expected to make a decision Friday Oct. 25, 2013 about listing populations of sage grouse in Nevada and California as an endangered species. Miners, ranchers and others that operate on public lands have opposed the protections as an economic disaster. (AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)

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BLM issues 6 proposals to protect sage grouse

The U.S .Bureau of Land Management released draft management proposals Friday for protecting sage grouse in Nevada and a sliver of northeast California, with options ranging from doing nothing to imposing tough restrictions on public land use across 17 million acres.

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