Sagebrush Showdown

Audubon CoverIn an unprecedented, pell-mell rush, oil and gas companies are having their way across the West’s federal lands. But neither they nor biologists bargained on a bird whose fate, like the northern spotted owl’s, may bring development to a halt across a wide area.

Click here to jump to an on-line Audubon Magazine exclusive on the energy boom in the Sagebrush Sea, and the boisterous little bird that may put the brakes on it all: the sage grouse.

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