April 25th, 2012, 08:01 PM
BLM Takes Action on Bird Deaths from Mining Claim Markers
The Bureau of Land Management, the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and American Bird Conservancy have begun identifying and implementing solutions to solve a widespread and potentially enormous bird mortality threat that is associated with 3.4 million mining claims on public lands, mainly in the West. Official state birds from at least nine western states have so far been killed by deadly mining claim marker.