Sage grouse spending to top $750 million by 2018 - US News

February 12, 2015 9:11 PM

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Spending on a government-sponsored initiative to help struggling sage grouse populations in the West is projected to exceed $750 million by 2018.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday the money will conserve an estimated 8 million acres of sage grouse habitat. Federal officials are more than halfway to that goal since starting the Sage Grouse Initiative in 2010.

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