SAGE & SHARP-TAILED
GROUSE RECOVERY PROJECT
and sharp-tailed grouse are listed as threatened species in Washington
State. Population trend data indicate
that populations of both species continue to decrease. Without intervention, these grouse risk
complete extirpation in the future. The
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with partner agencies, is
undertaking a recovery project with the goal of de-listing both species.
project involves re-introduction of grouse from healthier populations to
rehabilitated historic ranges. Close
monitoring of the translocated birds is needed to ensure the success of the
project and improve opportunities for the survival of the birds.
can help by volunteering to assist with the project. Volunteers are needed for:
- · Adopt-a-Lek
- · Trapping birds in Oregon and Idaho for translocation
- · Radio-tracking translocated birds.
For more information, contact Mike Atamian, Wildlife
Biologist at the Spokane District of Washington Department of Fish and
Phone (509)892-1001 ext
Cell (509) 710-2662