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District of Conservation

184 EpisodesProduced by Gabriella HoffmanWebsite

District of Conservation is a podcast highlighting the incredible conservationists who thrive and survive deep in or around "The Swamp." These are the policymakers, storytellers, trailblazers, and hardworking folks who go unnoticed but shape this region—whether they live or work here. In addition to… read more

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EP 15: The Greater Sage Grouse, Sportsmen's Package Must Pass, WOTUS Rule Reform is Conservation Win

In Episode 15 of District of Conservation, Gabriella explains the situation with the greater sage grouse and reforms to the 2015 plan; conservation groups backing a "Sportsmen's Package" during the Lame Duck Session, and newly announced plans to scale back the overreaches of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. which subjects all bodies of water, including puddles and ditches, to regulation.



IUCN Status on Sage Grouse and Threats to It:

Final Records of Decision from September 2015 explaining plan for greater sage grouse:

Pew on 2015 sage grouse plan:

Wyoming Tribune Eagle on state's rights angle to management of sage grouse and WY Governor opinion

TRCP Article on Rule Change:


WOTUS Rule Reform:


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