Advertisement

NM farmers: Questions remain over prairie chicken

Created: 01/12/2014 10:56 AM
By: Greg Kramos / USFWS

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Landowners in eastern New Mexico say they still have questions over the lesser prairie chicken and its possible listing as a threatened species
    
The Portales News-Tribune reports that several landowners said this week informational meetings on the rare grouse only resulted in vague information and little specifics.
    
Officials have been holding meetings around New Mexico about insurance programs for farmers if the bird were to be listed.
    
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is slated to decide on where to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
    
Critics say listing the bird could have massive consequences for landowners and the oil and gas industry in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 


KOB welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Advertisement



Join Our Email List

Advertisement