It is estimated there are 4,800 Gunnison sage-grouse left. The largest population of the species, about 4,000 birds, inhabits the Gunnison Basin.
The Bureau of Land Management wants the public to help it identify conservation measures to protect the sage-grouse on federal lands in Colorado and Utah.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended the BLM adopt additional conservation measures for the bird.
The comments are due to the BLM by August 22.