LPC will again find itself at the heart of controversy

Scott County Record May 20th, 2021

Even those with good intentions may not recognize the most obvious solutions.

Or worse yet, realize when current strategies are failing.

That’s the argument being made by a private group which says a government-based approach to expand the population and habitat for the Lesser Prairie Chicken in Western Kansas and across a five-state area has fallen well short of its goals.

As a result, the LPC could be reclassified as a threatened or endangered species which will draw criticism from landowners, energy companies and other economic interests. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently accepting public comments which could determine later this year how the LPC is listed.

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