"For states like Utah, it is especially important that this bill gives the Fish and Wildlife Service additional time to evaluate state progress on management and conservation of the greater sage grouse," said Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah Republican, in a statement Friday. "States like Utah are making progress every day to collaborate with local communities and public land users to protect the species."
"The findings of this report confirm that the state is more than capable of taking on the management of these lands," said Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah Republican, in a statement. "This data will be a helpful resource as we continue to work toward resolving some of the biggest challenges facing public lands policy in the state."