CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service wants to reduce designated habitat in Wyoming and Nevada for a ground-dwelling bird. The agency said Friday its plan would target 300 square miles (800 square kilometers) now set aside for sage grouse in Wyoming and Nevada, with nearly all of the reduction in Wyoming. A Wyoming official says the proposed changes simply align Forest Service plans with Wyoming's map of state-designated sage grouse habitat.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposed wind farm project in southern Wyoming involving more than 200 turbines would cost about $1 billion and employ about 400 workers to build it. Canada-based BluEarth Renewables filed an application for an industrial development permit with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality in July to build the Two Rivers Wind and Lucky Star Wind projects.


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