By now, you've probably heard the buzz, or perhaps the burble: The greater sage grouse is under threat. Its population has shrunk by more than 90 percent in the last century. Scientists say wildfire, invasive species, energy development and other human activities are to blame. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide if the bird will be added to the Endangered Species List.
Boise State Public Radio will explore the issue in a series of reports we're calling _Saving the Sage Grouse_. Our five in-depth stories will introduce you to the unusual species at the heart of the issue, look at unusual collaborations to help the bird and explore whether or not those steps will be enough to keep the animal from being listed. Our series started today, Tuesday, September 8 during Morning Edition on KBSX 91.5 FM. If you missed the first story of the series this morning, you can read or listen to it here.
We will also be hosting a **Community Conversation** for _Saving the Sage Grouse_. The event will take place **Wednesday, September 16 at 6 p.m**. on the first floor of the Yanke Family Research Park, located at 220 E. Parkcenter Boulevard in Boise. Be sure to RSVP for the event.