A male lesser prairie chicken is seen in Edwards County, Kan., April 18, 2012. The federal government designates the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened, prompting praise from environmentalists and threats of defiance from lawmakers, land owners and businesses in the bird's five-state habitat.
A male lesser prairie chicken is seen in Edwards County, Kan., April 18, 2012. The federal government designates the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened, prompting praise from environmentalists and threats of defiance from lawmakers, land owners and businesses in the bird's five-state habitat. MCT
A male lesser prairie chicken is seen in Edwards County, Kan., April 18, 2012. The federal government designates the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened, prompting praise from environmentalists and threats of defiance from lawmakers, land owners and businesses in the bird's five-state habitat. MCT

States’ feathers ruffled as feds declare lesser prairie chicken threatened

March 27, 2014 6:58 PM