AP has reported that the coalition of conservation groups that sued the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service over the recovery of the Gunnison sage grouse has reached an agreement with the agency that puts the lawsuit on hold. Ryan Shannon, attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, said the agreement ensures the bird will get a recovery plan before it is too late.

The Gunnison sage grouse is found in Colorado and southeastern Utah and is on the endangered species list.

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