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Finding Ways to Save the Lesser Prairie Chicken

   Oil and gas development in the Great Plains can create noise and activity that makes grassland less hospitable to the lesser prairie chicken, a bird constantly in danger of landing on the federal endangered species list.  (Photo by Ben Kuebrich / HPPR)

A new report shows the number of Lesser Prairie Chickens is on the rise. And while the population is slowly increasing, the long-term survival of the bird remains in doubt. As Ben Kuebrich (KEY-brick), of High Plains Public Radio reports, state governments are working with cattle ranchers and oil drillers to keep the bird population up -- and keep industries clear of tougher regulation. 

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Ben Kuebrich is a reporter for High Plains Public Radio in Garden City and a contributor to Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News Service.  

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