Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NY adopts recovery plan for rare grouse

ALBANY, N.Y. — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted a long-term plan to restore and expand the population of the endangered spruce grouse.

Spruce grouse were first listed as a threatened species in New York in 1983 and later moved to the to the endangered species list in 1999. The birds are common in Canada, Alaska and Maine, but have declined at the southern edge of their range in New York and Vermont. Both states have recovery plans in place.

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