sage grouse

noun

Definition of sage grouse

: either of two large grouses (Centrocercus urophasianus and C. minimus) of the dry sagebrush plains of western North America that have mottled gray and buff plumage above with a contrasting black belly

Examples of sage grouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In yet another example, the tension between solar farms and sage grouse conservation is heating up in Washington state, the Seattle Times’ Hal Bernton reports. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2022 In your free time, hike amid rugged cliffs and sharp ridges, soak in hot springs and spot wildlife — namely, 3,000-plus pronghorn antelope, along with sage grouse, bighorn sheep and hundreds of other species. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 Speaking of which, sage grouse numbers have continued to fall across the West this year, raising the likelihood of Endangered Species Act protections, Scott Streater reports for E&E News. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 Replanting the native sagebrush will keep invasive species from moving in and robbing the sage grouse—a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act, according to the U.S. Forest Service—of their food source. The Editors, Outside Online, 18 June 2015 Solar developers also must survey the land for cultural resources and occupied sage grouse habitat. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Apr. 2022 That lack of scrutiny could have serious negative consequences for sage grouse and other wildlife dependent on rangeland habitat, Scott Streater writes for E&E News. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 Officials also will look at how climate change is adding to pressures on sage grouse. Matthew Brown, ajc, 19 Nov. 2021 The announcement of a range-wide evaluation of habitat plans for greater sage grouse came after the Trump administration tried to scale back conservation efforts adopted when Biden was vice president in 2015. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sage grouse

1876, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2022

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“Sage grouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sage%20grouse. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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