1. ENDANGERED SPECIES:
Public-private habitat ventures at risk as FWS weighs listing for sage grouse
CRAIG, Colo. -- The fate of the greater sage grouse lies largely in the hands of ranchers like Wes McStay, whose efforts to preserve the charismatic bird are being replicated across the West. But the clock is ticking on the Obama administration’s court-ordered listing decision, and some fear the effort will be too little, too late.