On Monday Gunnison County sent a letter to the federal government saying that it plans to sue to stop the listing of the Gunnison sage-grouse as a threatened species.
The county follows the state in this move. Last week, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office sent a similar letter to the federal government.
The Gunnison sage-grouse was listed as a threatened species last month.
The birds are found in parts of Utah and Colorado. It’s estimated there are only 4,800 of them left.