Melinda Taylor, “Lesser prairie chicken losing ground in Texas, other states” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Energy Center director Melinda Taylor, with scientist and former Defenders of Wildlife vice president of policy Timothy Male, published an op-ed in the January 29 Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the Fish and Wildlife Service’s impending decision on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken (LPC) as endangered.  Taylor and Male warn that a state-led conservation plan alone would not sufficiently protect the LPC.  For the species to survive, it will also need strong federal protection.