Endangered Species
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Grassland Conservation: Protecting our Legacy (21:30)
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In the southern Great Plains of southeastern New Mexico, both the lesser-prairie chicken and dunes sagebrush lizard were in decline. In the event that either animal was listed as an endangered species, federal and state agencies, the oil and gas industry, ranchers, conservation organizations, and private landowners worked together to develop a plan so they could continue their operations. This is their story.

Last updated: March 27, 2017