Reno neighborhood stung by sage grouse rules

By Scott Sonner |November 16, 2015

One of the first, actual on-the-ground disruptions caused by new U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse isn’t on a cattle ranch in Oregon or an oil field in Colorado.

It’s in the backyard of a residential neighborhood in Sun Valley, north of Reno, where plans to acquire federal land to build a new school are on hold because the government considers it sage grouse habitat.

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