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Official: Kansas to see action on prairie chicken

Published on -2/6/2014, 10:35 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas' top wildlife official is warning legislators that complaints from state officials will not stop the federal government from taking action to protect the Lesser Prairie Chicken.

Robin Jennison, secretary of the state Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, told a legislative committee that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will either impose a conservation plan across the range of the bird, or list it as a threatened species.

Jennison says the conservation plan would be best for Kansas. He says listing the bird on the threatened species list would dramatically impact the state's economy.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1c6WEyJ ) agriculture and energy officials say their costs will increase if the Lesser Prairie Chicken is listed as a threatened species because they will have to avoid disturbing the bird's habitat.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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