I saw this op-ed piece in the NYTimes -- authored by John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
It calls for the Federal Listing of the Gunnison Sage Grouse as an Endangered Species. And explains why this action is critical and urgent for the survival of this species.
I found more information in the Lab's "Round Robin" blog.
In that article, there is a link "call for public comments" that will take you to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife notice call for comments on the topic
F&W provides a link in the 4th paragraph from the bottom. It reads, http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/birds/gunnisonsagegrouse.
If you use that, it will take you to a history and status page on the issue.
Under the section titled "Recent Actions", you will see
Federal Register Notice: January 11, 2013 Endangered Status for Gunnison Sage-grouse
Federal Register Notice: January 11, 2013 Designation of Critical Habitat for Gunnison Sage-grouse
Click on one of those, and you will get to a copy of the Federal Register from Feb 8, that describes the docket and tells you how to make a comment. Under "addresses", it says:
Go to the Federal
In the Keyword
box, enter Docket No. FWS–R6–ES–
2012–0108, which is the docket number
for this rulemaking. Then, in the Search
panel on the left side of the screen,
under the Document Type heading,
check on the Proposed Rules link to
locate this document. You may submit
a comment by clicking on ‘‘Comment
By hard copy:
Submit by U.S. mail
or hand-delivery to: Public Comments
Processing, Attn: FWS–R6–ES–2012–
0108; Division of Policy and Directives
Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS
2042–PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.
We request that you send comments
only by the methods described above.
We will post all comments on
means that we will post any personal
information you provide us (see the
Information Requested section below for
And finally, if you do go to the the indicated website (www.regulations.gov), and enter the docket number (FWS–R6–ES–2012–0108), you will be able to make a comment. (YAY!)
Maybe there's an easier way. (I hope so). But, now that I've slugged through it, I would think that you should be able to go directly there, using the last steps in the sentence above.
Please do. It's an opportunity to help save a species!!!!