U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://kmuw.org en Huelskamp Working To Cut Wildlife Service Budget In Response To Lesser Prairie Chicken Protection http://kmuw.org/post/huelskamp-working-cut-wildlife-service-budget-response-lesser-prairie-chicken-protection <p>Kansas Congressman Huelskamp says he’s working with other members of Congress on proposals to cut the Fish and Wildlife Service’s budget.</p><p>The goal is to get the agency to back off its decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened.</p><p>The agency listed the lesser prairie chicken as threatened because of its declining population; the listing allows federal oversight of efforts in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to preserve the grouse’s habitat.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:45:12 +0000 Associated Press 34430 at http://kmuw.org Drilling In Cheyenne Bottoms Faces Opposition From Wildlife Agency http://kmuw.org/post/drilling-cheyenne-bottoms-faces-opposition-wildlife-agency <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Cheyenne Bottoms is not fully functioning and the site could be threatened by oil drilling.</p><p>Heather Whitlaw with the Fish and Wildlife Service in Manhattan says her agency opposes a recent request by a Kansas company to drill for oil there.</p><p>The group also has concerns about nearby oil production outside the Bottoms; the site is on the state&#39;s list of impaired waters because of siltation and oxygen depletion.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:57:55 +0000 Associated Press 24150 at http://kmuw.org